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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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There is nothing I shall want
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 Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

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 here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

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 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? 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

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

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