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September 8, 2006 Archives

Jesuits admit abuse…

posted by awelborn

Late, past president of Gonzaga implicated: Former Gonzaga University President John Leary was involved in the sexual abuse of boys and young men in the 1960s, but the priest’s actions were covered up by Jesuit officials, the Oregon Province of […]

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Wheelie Catholic

posted by awelborn

Check out this blog: A blog about inclusion issues concerning Catholics with disabilities providing information, raising concerns, sharing humorous experiences and encouraging prayerful efforts toward social justice. A sample from the blogger: I found this website (click for link) as […]

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All Things Catholic

posted by awelborn

John Allen’s weekly column has been posted with a good, detailed examination of the peace gathering at Assisi – not the gathering itself, but the Pope’s words on such gatherings, past and present: Andrea Riccardi, the founder of Sant’Egidio, was […]

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Change at the top

posted by awelborn

John Thavis of CNS looks at the change in leadership in the Vatican news offices: Father Lombardi professed admiration for his predecessor’s work, but journalists immediately noticed a difference in the air. One telltale sign was that the first Vatican […]

Keeping the Holy Days

posted by awelborn

Rocco reports on a poll of Catholics across the pond – on their bishops’ decision to cut a number of holy days of obligation from the calendar: (Poll is reported in the Tablet, and this article is only available to […]

Simple answer: take a look at the Catholic press

posted by awelborn

Somebody at NRO’s Corner debunks the idea that Fr. George Coyne was "sacked" from his position at the Vatican Observatory because his stated views clashed with the Pope. Or something. This is not news, of course – Catholic News Service […]

ACT up

posted by awelborn

MIchael Fumento brings all the points about the fake "no embyros were killed here, so buy our stock" incident together in one handy place: The ACT researchers’ letter left the embryos’ fate ambiguous, but an accompanying figure showed a photo […]

What’s going on in there?

posted by awelborn

The news is full of a story about researchers who tested a woman in a vegetative state and found some interesting responses: The 23-year-old woman in the current study was injured in July 2005. Within weeks, she opened her eyes […]

“Because he was a German”

posted by awelborn

Review in America of a new book (published by Eerdmans) about Cardinal Bea and the origins of the ecumenical movement: Pope John XXIII’s heralded hope that Vatican II would promote Christian unity faced resistance from these same officials who hoped […]

Pope to Bishops

posted by awelborn

The bishops of Ontario had their ad limina visit with Benedict this week. Here’s the text of what he said: Today, the impediments to the spread of Christ’s Kingdom are experienced most dramatically in the split between the Gospel and […]

Blogger Bleg

posted by awelborn

Gashwin Gomes, who has begun his Life in Seminary, has a question… Now that I’m praying the Divine Office in earnest (as opposed to piecemeal, when I could), the question has arisen again: why does the one volume edition 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 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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