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September 12, 2006 Archives


posted by awelborn

The text of the Pope’s homily at the ecumenical celebration of Vespers in the Regensburg cathedral: We are gathered here – Orthodox Christians, Catholics and Protestants – to sing together the evening praise of God. At  the heart of this […]

Your Brain Food for today

posted by awelborn

The Pope’s lecture (this is said to be a "provisional text" – I assume he went off book at times, as he usually does – at the Univeresity of Regensburg. The text also says he will provide footnotes later. I […]

More on Chaput

posted by awelborn

Blogger Kevin Jones was at Archbishop Chaput’s recent town hall meeting on immigration and has some nits to pick with the report I blogged earlier: Now for my take: First, the Archbishop was very intellectually modest. He acknowledged that bishops […]

TIME for a change

posted by awelborn

TIME on Curial changes: It’s a decent piece, refreshingly devoid of ill-informed editorializing…and perhaps, at last, we might be getting past the deep temptation to speak of the papacy in American political terms or make the stereotype of "God’s Rottweiler" […]

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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? 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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