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January 1, 1970 Archives

A Reason for Hope

posted by awelborn

A new website/ministry from a Pennsylvania priest. Sharp. He’s Fr. Larry Richards who apparently also has a show on Relevant Radio A press release about the launch.

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There.

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Clarifications on the Rove/Hudson/exorcism/blessing Hudson says he didn’t say it was an exorcism. Authors who interviewed him say well, maybe not, but it wasn’t a joke, either: Hillary, Rove joked, was a reason the place needed to be purged of […]

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So…what do you think?

posted by awelborn

In the NYSun, a review of the St. John’s Bible – the handwritten, calligraphied, illuminated copy of the Bible being done under the auspices of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville. Portions of the Bible are touring the country – the […]

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Kindergarten Wisdom of the Day

posted by awelborn

"You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit" Thanks, Mrs. Kindergarten Teacher…we needed to learn that around here. Catchy, too!

Now, from Milwaukee…

posted by awelborn

Good news! When John Stollenwerk sold Allen-Edmonds Shoe Company in July, he reaped the benefits of a good investment. He bought the company in 1980 for $1.3 million and sold it 26 years later for about $100 million. If Stollenwerk’s […]

Wheat that Springeth Green

posted by awelborn

At First Things. Jody Bottum offers a lovely appreciation of J.F. Powers: The question is why these books have faded away. Oh, they ought to be in print somewhere, and the literary critics Peter Parker and Frank Kermode were blind […]

High Drama

posted by awelborn

Whew. What a week. My daughter, a freshman in high school, is all hepped up on drama. She’s been in a few local youth theater productions (monkey in Jungle Book, Oompa-Loompa in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. All the great […]

A saint for Kenya?

posted by awelborn

Some are hoping: Cardinal Otunga, who enjoyed a widespread reputation for holiness, died on September 6, 2003. Ordinarily the Church would require five years to elapse before a cause was opened. But his successor, Archbishop Ndingi Mwana’a Nzeki of Nairobi, […]

Back to Medjugorje

posted by awelborn

The new commission, mentioned here a few months ago, is a go: The steady influx of pilgrims to Medjugorje is "a phenomenon that must be taken seriously," Msgr. Zovkic said. The faithful who come to Medjugorje to receive the sacraments […]

Another kind of lawsuit

posted by awelborn

More from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee: The Archdiocese of Milwaukee plans to keep fighting a $16.8 million damage award, upheld on appeal Wednesday, for an 85-year-old man who was severely injured when his car was hit by a vehicle driven […]

Weirdest story of the day

posted by awelborn

Book claims Karl Rove enlisted clergymen to exorcise Hilary Clinton’s liberal spirit from his White House office. Rove’s people deny this, but…. Deal Hudson, a former Fordham University professor Rove enlisted to woo Catholic voters, told Moore and Slater that […]

The Cardinal and Polio

posted by awelborn

A Chicago Tribune story on Cardinal George, polio and other survivors of the disease: George, 69, contracted polio at age 13; to this day, he wears a leg brace to support muscles ravaged by the viral illness. Felde, 58, caught […]

Good Stuff

posted by awelborn

A Bolivian orphanage – supported by an extensive mission outreach of the Archdiocese of St. Louis A group of about 30 from the Archdiocese of St. Louis recently visited Hogar Villegas. They left impressed by the spotless facility, the care […]

Pop that balloon

posted by awelborn

A reader sends this along: I recently attended a wedding in Madison, WI and this past Saturday morning (9/2) I visited the Farmer’s Market surrounding the capitol. My family noticed that Planned Parenthood had a table there and they were […]

The dePaola Code!

posted by awelborn

You thought it was just about stocky, brightly-colored characters juggling and making bread… Well you were wrong! Go visit The dePaola Code to learn the truth!

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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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