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July 29, 2006 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 […]

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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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