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July 22, 2006 Archives

Circuit Riding

posted by awelborn

Newsday article on priests ministering to the Spanish-speaking population in Long Island. Amazing. An article on this subject that doesn’t reference how much more fantastic the Protestants are doing in this regard. In many parts of the country, seminary education […]

Twice in a month to Peru!

posted by awelborn

Well, sort of. Well, not really. This morning we headed an hour west to take in the Circus City Festival Parade in Peru, Indiana. From the late 19th century to the early 1940’s, Peru was the winter home of many […]

Number, please

posted by awelborn

Pretty fascinating little CNS story on the Vatican switchboard and phone service. Lots of tasty little nuggets. "Working at the (Vatican’s) call center is a very delicate job, and we would never think of putting in automated operators," the brother […]

The Sodano Code

posted by awelborn

In the Weekly Standard, Jody Bottum tries to crack it: Of course, in one sense, Sodano was merely indulging the kind of ritual statement–everybody’s wrong, but Israel most of all–that the Vatican has been issuing for decades. It didn’t mean […]

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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? 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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