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July 23, 2006 Archives

Bishops to people: You’re stupid

posted by awelborn

From the CNS story on the Vox Clara meeting: Archbishop Hughes said that as a member of a Vatican advisory body he was not free to share Vox Clara’s reactions to the U.S. text, or to try to guess how […]

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Unexpected Consequences

posted by awelborn

See, here’s one thing I learned today. In one’s attempt to keep the baby’s attention high and mouth shut, it’s normal to try to point things out and build anticipation for what’s coming. But now I know it’s not a […]

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Good thinking in Tulsa

posted by awelborn

See, here’s a good idea: Using a blog to keep folks update on a church renovation – in this case the Cathedral of the Diocese of Tulsa. (Tulsa’s ordinary is Bishop Slattery, formerly director of the Catholic Extension Society, on […]

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Word from the Holy Land

posted by awelborn

Various links on bloggers and what the Church is doing: An eye-witness account from Lebanon, via an Antiochene Orthodox priest here. Fr. Jim Tucker (who provided that first link) has links to several bloggers in Lebanon. Maronite bishops issues a […]

Shortlist

posted by awelborn

Ann Rogers reflects speculation on various names for a new Pittsburgh bishop. Kurtz of Knoxville is mentioned – someone had written me a few weeks ago saying they’d heard a rumor of Kurtz for Louisville…rumors, rumors….

Prayer for Peace

posted by awelborn

As you know, the Pope has asked that today be a day of prayer and penance for the cause of peace. Here is a translation of today’s Angelus, courtesy of Teresea at the Papa Ratzinger Forum: Dear brothers and sisters, […]

And the Vietnamese..

posted by awelborn

An article on the growing number of Vietnamese American priests. This changing face of the priesthood was on display recently when the Diocese of Orange, in Southern California, ordained two Vietnamese American seminarians — and a third clergyman — at […]

A Shepherd in Algeria

posted by awelborn

A NYTimes profile of the Roman Catholic bishop of Algeria…the land of St. Augustine, where Christianity has just about disappeared. When he began his work as a parish priest in 1958, there were more than 700 churches in the country. […]

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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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