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September 9, 2006 Archives

Welcome!

posted by awelborn

The Pope sets the tone: Following Köhler’s words of welcome, the Pope reflected briefly on the purpose of his trip.  “Conscious of how much I have received,” Benedict said, “I have come here above all to express my deep gratitude […]

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Getting started

posted by awelborn

Beatification process for Bangladeshi bishop gets going: Bangladeshi Catholics have begun praying for the intercession of their first native archbishop, Mgr Theotonius Amal Ganguly, and to pray for his beatification, which would be the first of a local Catholic. Fr […]

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It’s all about the choice…not.

posted by awelborn

A WaPo story on the dismaying, shocking trend for Crisis Pregnancy Centers to obtain ultrasound machines and let women see their babies! Abortion rights advocates say the proliferation of antiabortion pregnancy clinics is a dangerous trend, confusing vulnerable women by […]

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On the way

posted by awelborn

What freaks run Mattel?

posted by awelborn

An ad for this just entered my consciousness. Barbie and her dog. The dog does everything. Barbie cleans it up.

Ontario, again…

posted by awelborn

Rocco points to the very interesting nugget that Vatican Radio has broadcast a little bit of the Pope’s words to the Ontario bishops on their ad limina. The text of the adress, in case you missed it on Friday, is […]

Get ready for the Pope…

posted by awelborn

Today begins the papal visit to his homeland of Bavaria. The official page for the visit from the German end of things. Here’s the page with EWTN’s broadcast schedule. Here’s the link to Vatican Television, which I assume will be […]

The Hindu, Anglican…priest.

posted by awelborn

O-kay. The latest from the Church of England…(not that we RC’s have much of anything to brag about…) AN ANGLICAN CLERIC who converted to Hinduism has had his permission to officiate as a priest in the Ely diocese renewed for […]

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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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