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September 13, 2006 Archives

Paying respects

posted by awelborn

The Ratzinger brothers at their parents’ and sister’s graves: Image source More at this thread

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Abuse victims to address priests

posted by awelborn

…in Philadelphia: Cardinal Justin Rigali is calling together hundreds of priests in the Philadelphia Archdiocese to hear from two people who were sexually abused by Roman Catholic clerics. The priests will meet at a seminary, where they’ll be addressed by […]

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The Case of Casey

posted by awelborn

Democratic candidate for Senator from PA, Robert Casey, Jr, is speaking at Catholic University in DC tomorrow, and some are not happy: "The university is clearly taking sides and has no business doing this in one of the most important […]

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And about that Traditionalist Society

posted by awelborn

Late last week, the news came down that the Vatican had approved a new French group, at this point composed of priests who had left the SSPX, the main breakaway Traditionalist group (and they will argue to the death with […]

Let Harry Potter Die

posted by awelborn

Terry Mattingly on the building frenzy: The faithful have been sweating ever since Jim Dale, the voice behind the U.S. audio-book editions, claimed that the author had told him Harry would die. Then Rowling stunned British television viewers by revealing […]

How’s this for a headline?

posted by awelborn

POPE ENJOYS PRIVATE TIME AFTER SLAMMING ISLAM All in a day’s work…of the press missing the point, that is.

Awakening?

posted by awelborn

A Guardian story that just might show us one more time, how little we know… You’ve got to read this (thanks to the proprietor of the PostWatch Blog, for sending it) The drug zolpidem – sold as Ambien in this […]

St. John Chrysostom

posted by awelborn

Today is the feast of St. John Chrysostom. (For Roman Catholics. The Orthodox celebrate his feast on November 13) Mike Aquilina gets us started, and here is the article from the OrthodoxWIki site – a wikipedia site by and for […]

Priest threatened and tortured

posted by awelborn

Freed Monday in Iraq: Fr Saad Hanna Sirop, the Chaldean Catholic priest freed Monday evening after 27 days in captivity, “was threatened and tortured”, another Iraqi priest, a fellow student, told AsiaNews. “He is really tired and exhausted. He was […]

Organic

posted by awelborn

The pope’s address upon blessing the organ at the Alte Kapelle in Regensburg An important contribution to the renewal of sacred music in the nineteenth century was made by a canon of this collegiate church, Carl Joseph Proske. Gregorian chant […]

Pavian Serendipity

posted by awelborn

I’m reading a book about the Papal States (gripping! page-turner! Um…actually…sort of.) and Pavia, a place I’d never heard of before, kept coming up last night. It was the center of Lombard rule, the Lombards being the people who put […]

The Pope and children

posted by awelborn

Beautiful: <i</i (source) Just a little scary: I’m not sure the baby wanted to see Benedict that badly… More Actually, here’s the baby from another angle – yeah, he looks like he just said, "I wanna see the Pope." Source

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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

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