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January 1, 1970 Archives

Truthiness, continued

posted by awelborn

A reader let me know that Colbert was tres Catholique last night. I’m working on watching parts of it (I have a hard time getting stuff to download from Comedy Central, so I search elsewhere). Bill Donohue’s interview (about 9 […]

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Prayers for Cardinal George

posted by awelborn

Will undergo cancer surgery tomorrow.

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Go read Gashwin

posted by awelborn

He has many current Lebanon links, as well as a lot of photos of various Catholic churches in India, with informative descriptions. Right next to Buckley Court is the Archbishops’ Residence, in that characteristic dark-grey Deccan basalt, with the spires […]

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On St. Ignatius

posted by awelborn

Jesuit historian John O’Malley reflects on the observations of one of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s contemporaries:   Luis Goncalves da Camara, for instance, left behind a kind of diary, written over the span of about six months in 1555, in […]

Jesus Junk

posted by awelborn

Well, CBA has wrapped up in Denver – no one from this house went this year – we usually don’t go unless it’s on the way to or near family (read: Atlanta or Orlando). And for me, going once every […]

Not your normal diocesan bulletin

posted by awelborn

Big props to the East Oklahoma Catholic, newspaper of the Diocese of Tulsa, which has done something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before: cover tensions and problems in the diocese. (pdf file) The issue is illegal immigration and how […]

My Day

posted by awelborn

…by Pope Benedict: Benedict XVI is full of hope on the eve of the international conference in Rome to seek a resolution of the current Israel-Lebanon conflict. Speaking once again to journalists on his return from his excursion of the […]

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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