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January 1, 1970 Archives

“Where Ratzinger Was a Swear Word”

posted by awelborn

Michael is starting to work on a new book – go read it and, if you have anecdotes to share, help him out.

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Whither Cardinal Egan?

posted by awelborn

An article in the NYSun about his low profile -which, if you compare it to Cardinal O’Connor is worth noting: When President Bush deployed the first veto of his presidency on a bill that would expand federal funding for embryonic […]

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Learning Curve

posted by awelborn

Wrap-up story from the Italian press on the end of the Pope’s vacation: Second year at Introd. First year as Pope. The question was obligatory: How do you feel just a little over a year since your election as Pope? […]

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Rescued

posted by awelborn

Nice story about the origins of a statue of Mary that is a Boston landmark: A 35-foot copper and bronze statue of the Madonna stands tall against the Boston skyline, its granite support structure and gold crown-like top visible from […]

Gibson in trouble?

posted by awelborn

As you might know, Mel Gibson was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving yesterday. A website claims today that Gibson, upon his arrest went into a profane, belligerent tirade laced with slurs about Jews. The site reproduces what is purported […]

Wait a minute…

posted by awelborn

..judge haults demolition of NYC church: The Committee to Save St. Brigid’s had gone to court on Thursday to ask for a stay on demolition, contending that the archdiocese had not properly convened a meeting of the church’s Board of […]

Christ, Come Quickly

posted by awelborn

Mark Mossa, SJ, has a moving remembrance of a fellow Jesuit, whose own thoughts on his own dying are in the most recent issue of America, (not available online) – but Mark provides generous quotes. Talking is more and more […]

Remember the Assumption

posted by awelborn

Some of you might remember that last year in Carey, Ohio, there was quite a bit of unpleasantness during the celebration of the Feast of the Assumption at the Our Lady of Consolation Shrine there. David Hartline of the Catholic […]

Pick a cover, any cover

posted by awelborn

The folks at Requiem Press (whom we met in South Carolina in April – wonderful family!) are seeking reader input on a cover for an interesting book they’re publishing in the fall: In May 2006 Rev. Charles Curran came out […]

Vaccinating for…

posted by awelborn

cervical cancer? What about giving the vaccination against HPV to girls as young as 9? The excellent webzine Mercator.net interviews a British physican and abstience proponent: MercatorNet: Moral objections to the vaccine would not be so strong if it weren’t […]

Previous Posts

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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