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September 21, 2006 Archives

Closed for the Weekend

posted by awelborn

I’m headed to California tomorrow morning and will be back on Sunday morning. (Yes, there’s a method to my madness. I did the red-eye back the last time I went to CA, and it worked fine. I fell asleep before […]

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Stop the lie before it starts

posted by awelborn

Stuart Buck corrects Slate’s Timothy Noah. Noah is claiming that the Vatican has gone back and changed Benedict’s Regensburg speech after the fact: He does this in this Slate article. Taking a cue from the Congressional Record, the pope appears […]

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Burning churches in Nigeria

posted by awelborn

Nigeria has been a tinderbox for a while, of course, with Muslim-Christian conflicts flaring up regularly. More trouble yesterday – several churches burned to the ground, supposedly inspired by a verbal exchange between a Muslim man and a Christian woman. […]

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Opening the archives

posted by awelborn

On Monday, the Vatican Archives holdings for the years 1922-1939 were opened to scholars. Over sixty researchers visited the Vatican’s secret pre-World War II archives yesterday asking to consult more than 30,000 documents dating from the 1922-1939 papacy of Pius […]

Turkey and the EU?

posted by awelborn

The question is raised again – by Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor: Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, the archbishop of Westminster, took issue with Prime Minister Tony Blair’s strong advocacy of Turkish membership. "There may be another view that the mixture of […]

Speaking of Catholic Radio..

posted by awelborn

It’s Ave Maria Radio’s fundraising drive. From Greg Popcak: We really need your support.  Please call 877-288-1077 and become a member at any level–especially if you are a listener to the Heart Mind and Strength via internet or podcast.  I […]

Catholic Channel on Sirius

posted by awelborn

The lineup: Programming highlights: (All times ET)     * The Catholic Guy, hosted by Lino Rulli (weekdays, 5-8pm).  The      34-year-old Rulli is the Emmy award-winning host and executive producer      of the popular TV show Generation Cross and […]

The bishop’s job

posted by awelborn

Benedict today, to a group of newly-appointed bishops in Rome , probably for what they call "bishop school."

Well, it was Korean Martyrs yesterday…

posted by awelborn

A photo I’ve not seen anywhere else (Click for bigger version) Except for Papa Ratzinger Forum. Not surprisingly, American Papist has the best caption so far…

The Cardinal’s Blog

posted by awelborn

Cardinal O’Malley…blogging?

Rest in Peace

posted by awelborn

Sister Leonella Sgorbati is buried in Kenya: In his homily, Giorgio Bertin, bishop of Djibouti and Somalia, noted the smile on the face of Sgorbati, whose body was laid out for viewing. He urged mourners to draw positive lessons from […]

St. Matthew

posted by awelborn

I finally tracked down this painting – St. Matthew and the Angel  – which hangs in the Vatican Museums, and which, after we returned from Rome, I could never identify. It’s by Guido Reni, known, one article I read said, […]

On the docket

posted by awelborn

A brief blurb with some highlights of the upcoming Supreme Court term – I had no idea this case had made it this far, or was even being litigated: Courts routinely strike down prayer and religious instruction in public schools. […]

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posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
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posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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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