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January 1, 1970 Archives

Fire Sale

posted by awelborn

I overbought a bit on books to sell down in Amarillo, and since I have absolutely no more DVC-related speaking gigs coming (at least at which I will be selling books)…need to clean off the shelves. So…in terms of the […]

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St. MacNissi

posted by awelborn

A reader  – actually a priest from Ireland –  writes in with the reminder that on September 4, along with many others, we celebrate Saint Macnissi (there are many variants on the name) who was baptized by St. Patrick and […]

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A Braves Fan in NY

posted by awelborn

Really marvelous NYTimes piece about a Dominican Sister of Hawthorne who’s a big Braves fan. In 1999, while Bobby Dews, the Braves’ bullpen coach, was jogging near Turner Field, he became curious about the cancer home across from the stadium. […]

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Still Franklin Roosevelt

posted by awelborn

Thanks to K-Lo over at the Corner for linking to our reader’s Target discovery – the attention to the site has inspired a riot of hysterical comments: How well I remember the Democratic Convention of 1932 when Franklin Roosevelt flew […]

Another pope round-up

posted by awelborn

Vatican Information Service gives a round-up of August action – very brief summaries of each Angelus and General Audience, accounts of meetings, letters sent and statements issued, and so on. A good thing to have – to make it even […]

New blog…

posted by awelborn

…among many, of course. Vultus Christus – on which Cistercian D. Mark Daniel Kirby is posting his excellent (daily) homilies. Also, in the monastic tradition – this online guide to St. Benedict offers a helpful structure in which you can […]

Mary’s House

posted by awelborn

Michael has a link to a NYTimes piece on this pilgrimage destination in Turkey, a spot he visited during his own year in Turkey, many moons ago.

Pope Roundup

posted by awelborn

Christopher Blosser at The Benedict Blog (which has been teased apart from Against the Grain) has a massive Benedict roundup of major stories from the past two months, include many helpful links in relationship to this weekend’s study session/seminar/reunion.

Catholic pol varia

posted by awelborn

Bob Casey and Rick Santorum on Meet the Press yesterday. Rod Dreher reports: Then the Plan B issue came up. Santorum said flat-out that the pill is sometimes abortifacient, which is certainly true if you believe that life begins at […]

Haleigh Poutrue

posted by awelborn

Remember her? Wesley Smith reminds us: Last year, doctors wrote 12-year old Haleigh Poutre off as good as dead after she was beaten nearly to death, allegedly by her adoptive mother and step father. After only one week, they assumed […]

In the silence

posted by awelborn

A new religious community: We are not the problem, we are the solution," says Fr Thomas Coughlin, a deaf Honolulu priest who has founded the Dominican Missionaries for the Deaf Apostolate with five other deaf men. Deaf since birth, it […]

Glimpses of faith

posted by awelborn

In a long NYTimes Magazine profile  of a young actress, Vera Farmiga, we find this lovely quote from Farmiga, was was raised by Ukrainian Catholic parents, attended Ukrainian Catholic schools and didn’t speak English until she was 6: She took […]

School Daze

posted by awelborn

A couple of parents of college freshmen post about orientation: Anthony Esolen posts at Mere Comments about the experience at Providence College, which is also where he teaches. Some of the normal, diversity, college life business, which prompts some of […]

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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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