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September 12, 2006 Archives

Finally…

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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" […]

Fierce competition

posted by awelborn

The competition for "Worst Catholic or Anglican Bishop" is tight, but the Anglican Archbishop of Harare, cancelled Sunday Services in his country so that everyone could celebrate his wedding anniversary, so he wins this month. The Anglican Bishop of Harare […]

Hunting for God, Fishing for the Lord

posted by awelborn

I’ve not read this book, but Michael worked on it – after hesitating initially at the concept, simply because of the potential for fatuousness, as well as various objections to the subject , but he found the work to be […]

Being there…

posted by awelborn

Two stories on Catholics lending a hand to women and their babies: In Virginia, an infant’s brief life inspires: Paul Stefan was born and died on Dec. 13, 2005. The son of developer Randy James of Spotsylvania County and his […]

Chaput on the Road

posted by awelborn

Archbishop Chaput of Denver is traveling around his see, talking about immigration: The crowd sat on folding chairs while immigrants listened in with translation headsets as Chaput, speaking under a 25-foot portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe, opened by explaining […]

The looong road ahead

posted by awelborn

Just ran across this piece in the Toronto Star gauging reactions to the Pope’s address to the Ontario bishops on their ad limina visit last week. Donna Marie Kennedy, president of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, says students in […]

Reprieve for Barat Chapel

posted by awelborn

Readers might recall a dust-up from this past summer in which DePaul University in Chicago sold some property: Vincentians at DePaul, in response to a minor dispute with the City of Lake Forest Illinois over a parking garage, decided that […]

Is this a good look for me?

posted by awelborn

I’d say…yes! For the rest of today, the Pope will first meet with a group of academics at the University of Regensburg  –  in 1969, he held the Chair of dogmatics and history of dogma at the University of Regensburg, […]

The visit so far

posted by awelborn

For those of you trying to keep up, remember that all of the texts for the pope’s homilies on his visit are available at the Vatican Radio site. Today’s homily began with an expression of gratitude – for all of […]

The Mass Program

posted by awelborn

Here’s a pdf of the program for today’s Mass. Via Gerald Photos…click for captions and full credit: More.

Mass in Regensburg

posted by awelborn

Here’s the text of the Pope’s homily. Gerald says that this text is different than the spoken version which was reprinted in German on Kath Net. He’s translated. I’ve not compared and seen the differences yet.

They were there

posted by awelborn

A USCCB publication featuring the stories of several priests who ministered in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. (pdf file)

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