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January 1, 1970 Archives

Evangelical Movements

posted by awelborn

This WSJ piece looks at the divisions that embracing the Saddlebrook model can bring to a church. (The article verges on the edge of conflating a lot of varied forces – not every casually-dressed preacher is a Warren-wannabee, and the […]

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Boston Catholic High

posted by awelborn

A Globe article on the great lengths some Catholic high schools in Boston are going to to attract students: Catholic high schools in the Boston area are vying for what school administrators call “curb appeal" to woo families in an […]

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Getting ready..

posted by awelborn

This is unfinished, but you get the point – it will be seen by Benedict on his flight into Munich: Keep your eye on this thread at the Papa Ratzinger Forum for news about Benedict’s trip to Bavaria, which will […]

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From the Schuelerkreise

posted by awelborn

As you know, the Pope met with his former students this past weekend to listen to papers and discuss the theory of evolution and Christian faith. Not much word yet about what was said, but Cardinal Schoenborn did say good […]

Well, okay

posted by awelborn

In this past issue of the UK Tablet, their Vatican correspondent Robert Mickens attempts to score by tying together the Pope’s recent words encouraging his listeners to not be seduced by activism for the sake of activism and retain a […]

Mother Teresa

posted by awelborn

Today is the memorial of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. One ceremony in India: Mother Teresa Chowk – where the Fest Day function was held – is in the centre of the city.  It is a strategic location: behind the […]

Young Catholics and Faith

posted by awelborn

Dennis Doyle of Dayton U. has a subtly pained piece up at Commonweal about the younger people around him – including his own son – who have drifted to the "I’m spiritual, but not religious" route. The paradigm is a […]

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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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