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January 1, 1970 Archives

Coming to you from Napa

posted by awelborn

I’m here in Napa, getting ready to go to Mass, offered by..,Cardinal Mahony. Well, that will be a first for me. Then it’s dinner at a winery and back here at 1am my time or so… On the plane, I […]

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Blogging Cardinal

posted by awelborn

Cardinal O’Malley’s got another blog post up – he’s getting the hang of this – blogs about travelling pains…and he even uses "LOL" in a post..!   While walking through the never ending terminal in Frankfurt….I thought we were going […]

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Meeting of Minds

posted by awelborn

Ambassadors from Muslim nations invited to Vatican on Monday Pope Benedict XVI has invited ambassadors from Muslim nations to meet him on Monday in a bid to calm anger over his use of a medieval text saying their religion was […]

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The Martyrs of Valencia

posted by awelborn

There were more than 6 of them – more like 233. It was the largest mass-beatification in the Church’s history, on March 11, 2001. Here is the text of John Paul II’s homily on the occasion of the beatification of […]

Conferences, conferences…

posted by awelborn

Heaven On Earth: The Theology and Design of Catholic Church Buildings – 10/25-27 at Mundelein in Chicago Modernity: Yearning for the Infinite  – 11/30-12/2, sponsored by the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.

Another try?

posted by awelborn

Another Dem presents a different abortion-reduction proposal Just six days after a group of Democrats from the House of Representatives announced legislation aimed at reducing the number of abortions in the United States, a second bill with the same goal […]

An appeal for religious minorities..

posted by awelborn

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See’s permanent observer to the U.N. office at Geneva, at the Second Session of the Human Rights Council, held today in Geneva: Thank you for the time allotted to discuss the issues of religious tolerance […]

“Con il Papa”

posted by awelborn

An Italian site in support of the Pope. More at PRF, including some new banners: A couple of days old, but still…a Zenit article on the Italian bisops’ conference statements Cardinal Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and […]

Lost: One Conscience

posted by awelborn

This one’s a doozy, if true. A RC priest is charged with runnin a fake raffle for years, onstensibly to fund the parish school…which has had to close, naturally. What a case… Each year, the Rev. Robert Ascolese, a well-liked […]

Varia, Friday edition

posted by awelborn

Fr. Rob Johansen preached on the Pope’s statement last Sunday and posts his homily. and one parishioner’s response. Iraq the Model has two posts on the Pope: Anyway, it looks like the reaction of Muslims were not as violent or […]

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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 ...

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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