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September 14, 2006 Archives

Bainbridge on Benedict

posted by awelborn

The Professor on the Pope’s Regensburg lecture: Yet, to see this speech solely in terms of a clash of civilizations between Christianity and Islam would be error. Instead, the Pope is staking out a set of claims about the relationshiop […]

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iPostcard from Africa

posted by awelborn

Philip Yancey in Christianity Today: • Resiliency. The West tends to view Africa as the news portrays it: a relentless succession of disasters. Africans themselves, however, go about their lives with survival skills honed over time. After several centuries of […]

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An analysis

posted by awelborn

John Thavis of CNS: In talks in Munich and Regensburg, the pope developed a central message of his trip: that in a world where religions and cultures risk colliding, Christians must make sure their faith is firm and is reflected […]

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I have a question

posted by awelborn

And it’s an honest one for my many erudite readers. If one wanted to read a critical, objective examination of Islam’s origins and the origins of the Koran, where would one go? You know…the sort of thing that undergraduates encounter […]

Time flies

posted by awelborn

There are many profoundly sad things in the world, so one hesitates to mention the minor ones. But then, if they do portend or point to something greater, perhaps we have an excuse. For me, one of the most disheartening […]

Cosmas, or the Love of God

posted by awelborn

Jim Manney posts on the latest entry in the Loyola Classics series: Cosmas or the Love of God, the latest book in the Loyola Classics series, is a short, quiet novel, written by a French banker three decades ago, about […]

Blogging around

posted by awelborn

Some brief hits: The new Apocalypto trailer – gotta say, I’m intrigued… Marriage and the Law: A Statement of Principles via Rob Vischer at Mirror of Justice Also via MOJ, news of a Focolare event this weekend in Hungary: In […]

Prayers, prayers, prayers

posted by awelborn

…for blogger Patrick Coffin, whose daughter Naomi is to be born today by C-section, and whose health is quite precarious ..for Dom Bettinelli’s nephew, going in for cystic fibrosis tests today

Casey on-air

posted by awelborn

Jen Ambrose sends along the message from Democrats for Life that Robert Casey Jr.’s speech today at CUA Law School will be webcast at the law school site – I can’t determine where. If you can figure it out, post […]

The High Points

posted by awelborn

Sandro Magister sums up the Pope’s visit to Bavaria, quoting from various homilies, and offering his own analysis. This might be a good piece to pass on to the stubborn Benedict-doubters in your life who are still insistent on viewing […]

Back to Rome

posted by awelborn

More photos of today’s events. At Mass in the Cathedral in Freising, where he was ordained, he preached, abandoning his written text, saying something like, "Whoever wants to, can read it later.": Surrounded by his fellow Bavarians, including his brother […]

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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