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September 19, 2006 Archives

CL Statement

posted by awelborn

A statement from Communion and Liberation: In regard to the attacks against Benedict XVI by Islamic exponents, Fr. Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, has issued the following declaration: “Concerning the accusations against Benedict XVI, three […]

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Liturgy Wars Podcast!

posted by awelborn

So the reader who passed on this link to a podcast – part of a new podcasting venture from the Catholic Information Center in DC. jokingly entitled his email. It’s called the "K Street Podcast" and the program he draws […]

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Abortion in South Dakota

posted by awelborn

An American Life League update on the situation posted at Catholic Exchange – : When the South Dakota abortion ban was passed, Planned Parenthood instantly realized that a legal challenge of the law could actually result in the reversal of […]

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Chant at ND

posted by awelborn

This from a Notre Dame student: I am an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, and I wanted to mention that I have started a Gregorian chant schola that will besinging at a mass in the Alumni Hall Chapel […]

Debating Value Voters

posted by awelborn

Jim Wallis and Ralph Reed at Beliefnet – which is hosting Wallis’ blog (actually it says "Jim Wallis and friends". So anyway, Wallis and Reed are discussing values voters and politics. Ralph Reed? As in…tainted by scandal Ralph Reed? That’s […]

Okay, okay..

posted by awelborn

I give up. But this one has a broader implication and will interest many of you – Der Spiegel interviews Cardinal Kasper (thanks MK!) SPIEGEL: Why is dialogue with Islam so difficult for the Catholic Church? Kasper: There is no […]

Build your own Cathedral!

posted by awelborn

Prepare to be astonished. The article link is from 2005 – a bit more, including more links, from Wikipedia. The essence is this: on some land 20 km outside of Madrid, a man is building a cathedral. (okay pedants…no bishop, […]

Those Kenrick Seminarians

posted by awelborn

First it was Duel of the Seminarians: Now it’s this: A new CD, "Lost in Ecstasy" from the seminarian-band "Priestie Boyz" – (There are mp3 excerpts at the link) About the band members Their blog In case you’re not familiar […]

Oh…

posted by awelborn

A couple more. In a separate post because that last one was plenty long enough, and these take a slightly different angle: In the Chicago Tribune, Paul M. Cobb is an associate professor of Islamic history at the University of […]

Last Regensburg post???

posted by awelborn

Probably not. But at least we’ll a wrap-up a bunch of commentary in one place. It’s a lot. Benedict the Brave – today’s WSJ: This is not an invitation to the usual feel-good interfaith round-tables. It is a request for […]

Kerry on Faith

posted by awelborn

Yesterday, Senator John Kerry gave a speech to students at Pepperdine Univeristy on faith – his personal faith, and faith and politics. Here’s the text. So, yes, I prayed hard while I was in Vietnam and I made it back, […]

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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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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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