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July 20, 2006 Archives

Theology and Body News

posted by awelborn

First the new translation of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body has been released by Pauline Media. For those not keeping track: John Paul II’s The Theology of the Body remains a masterwork of Catholic teaching — an invaluable […]

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Kudos to CNS

posted by awelborn

See, this is the kind of thing the Catholic press should be doing…all the time. Because statements like this are made …all the time. Catholic News Service corrects Senator Specter: What does a pope elected at the end of the […]

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Bill Hearts Brede

posted by awelborn

Bill Cork read In This House of Brede…and raves!

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Mixed Messages

posted by awelborn

Not unexpected from the Bush administration (I say that because I’ve heard this type of thing from defenders of the Bush position in the administration before) , but perhaps a surprise from the mouth of Tony Snow: In the context […]

Catholic Digital Art

posted by awelborn

Great website – via GOP Soccer Mom.

Colbert, Redux

posted by awelborn

"Using cant to transcend cant…" (From Kevin Jones in the comments box) The subject of Stephen Colbert and faith is getting noted more and more frequently. Mormon2Catholic notes his reciting the Nicene Creed on the show The Anchoress commented as […]

Pro-Life Feminism

posted by awelborn

An updated version of the excellent anthology has been published. Check it out. Feminists for Life website.

Tripping

posted by awelborn

Many St. Louis photos at my Flickr page – no titles or captions yet, but they’re coming.

Sit-down with the Bishop

posted by awelborn

My friend Cary McMullen, excellent religion reporter for the Lakeland Ledger, has an interesting Q & A with Bishop Wenski of Orlando. They talk about church growth (an enormous issue down there, especially with the priestly vocations dearth, which the […]

More on Lebanon

posted by awelborn

Gashwin Gomes has a good round-up post (and you should have been following him for the great Banned-Blogs-in-India travesty ), including this Christianity Today roundup of the Christian angle. (This CT Weblog, as usual, has many, many othe great links. […]

Negotiation

posted by awelborn

The Papal Nuncio to Israel: (From the Jerusalem Post) Archbishop Antonio Franco, papal nuncio to Israel, said Tuesday that he personally attempted to intercede with Hamas on behalf of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit. Franco also called on both Hizbullah and […]

The Great Ohio Mass Card Controversy, Part II

posted by awelborn

Judge rules that it was an attempt at intimidation: Lewis denied trying to intimidate Gasper. Lewis said he has sent at least 15 Mass cards to Gasper over the years. "Mr. Gasper is faced with a difficult period of time […]

Veto

posted by awelborn

Bush vetos stem-cell bill. Photo with WaPo article (at least online) is one from Tuesday (a day before he vetoed it) with Bush standing with McCarrick, Wuerl and the Papal Nuncio. PAPIST THREAT ON OUR SHORES! (Calling Thomas Nast….) (The […]

Magister Reports

posted by awelborn

Sandro Magister interviews Fr. David Jaeger about the Middle East and analyzes recent statements from Vatican personages. Here’s a statement from the Holy Father from this morning, via the Press Office. It’s only in Italian so far: . Il Santo […]

The View from the top

posted by awelborn

We arose early this morning in order to get downtown in the midst of the morning rush, and indeed we did, with several minutes to spare. Getting our tickets for the nine o’clock ride up, we wandered about the museum […]

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There is nothing I shall want
A couple of weeks ago, a memorial Mass for Michael was held here in Birmingham at the Cathedral. The bishop presided and offered a very nice, even charming homily in which he first focused on the Scripture readings of the day, and then turned to Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
Why am I the only person I know..or even "know" in the Internet sense of "knowing"  - who didn't hate it? I didn't love it, either. There was a lot wrong with it. Weak characterization. Miscasting. Anvil-wielding mentally ill prophets.But here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Books for Lent
No, I'm not going to ask you about your Lenten reading lists...although I might.Not today, though. This post is about giving books to others. For Lent, and a long time after that. You know how it goes during Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
How about....because I'm lame and hate thinking up titles to things? No?Okay...how about...St. Benedict? Yes, yes, I know the association with Anglicanism. That wasn't invovled in my purpose in naming the joint, but if draws some Googling Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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