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September 25, 2006 Archives

Support your local Schola

posted by awelborn

I think what I’ll take away from the Legatus conference more than anything else (aside from the revelation that Kate O’Beirne is really tall….) was the music at the liturgies. It was provided by the Schola Cantorum San Francisco, which […]

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Recreating the Anglican Communion

posted by awelborn

Prelates from the Global South have written with a proposal. Pontifications has basic links and comments More at Christopher Johnson about what is called the "Kigali Communique" Christopher links to a very interesting commentary on this Communique, one that takes […]

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“Latin Rite” confirmation??

posted by awelborn

I saw this headline in the AZ Republic, and I thought…this is newsworthy…why? 35 people confirmed as Roman Catholics in Latin rite But then I saw…ah…the story is about celebration of the sacrament (for 35 people, ages 9-17) at the […]

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No Mass….so?

posted by awelborn

There was an interesting policy change in our diocese this summer, promulgated, I believe, on Corpus Christi. I heard about it, but couldn’t find it in writing anywhere at the time, so I forgot until recently, when our pastor announced […]

On Catholic Universities

posted by awelborn

Robert Araujo. SJ comments on two recent addresses by Archbishop Michael Miller, Secretary for the Congregation for Catholic Education, in the US – at BC and Creighton. At the moment he wrote his post, the texts of the speeches hadn’t […]

More on the Archives

posted by awelborn

A CNS story: The current prefect of the Vatican Secret Archives, Father Sergio Pagano, said in a Sept. 17 article in the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, that the documents offered "a fascinating survey" of the Vatican’s diplomatic dealings at such […]

Don’t forget Dayton!

posted by awelborn

Dayton-area peeps, remember that I’m speaking at Dayton’s Theology on Tap[, September edition, this coming Thursday, 9/28. Details are here. I’ll be speaking on sort of beyond-the-DVC, pointing out the power of fiction to guide us in exploring great questions […]

Savvy Catholic

posted by awelborn

A new online Catholic discussion group/board, this one sponsored by Sophia Institute Press Savvy Catholic is a casual place for informed Catholics (and curious non-Catholics) to meet and learn from one another, by discussing their faith, sharing stories about their […]

Gulp

posted by awelborn

I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised, from William Saletan at Slate: Several U.S. fertility clinics admit they’ve helped couples deliberately select defective embryos. According to a new survey report, "Some prospective parents have sought [preimplantation genetic diagnosis] to select an […]

Protestant Muslims

posted by awelborn

Jonah Goldberg might take some heat for this one… This quest for a Muslim Luther centered on the understandable hope that such a person could reform Islam toward liberalization and modernization, just as Luther supposedly did in Europe. The problem […]

A Cardinal around Rome

posted by awelborn

…the blog continues. With commentary and photo of Cardinal O’Malley’s trip to San Giovanni Rotondo for the memorial of San Padre Pio  and his jaunts around Rome yesterday, which included a visit to the Gesu church (the primary Jesuit church […]

Apocalyptic Bits

posted by awelborn

Mel Gibson is doing with Apocalypto what he did with The Passion of the Christ  – traveling around to odd little places here and there, showing a cut of the film. The emphasis this times seems to be with Native […]

The Pope and the Muslims

posted by awelborn

Here’s the text of what he said. (Delivered in French, btw) Why is inter-religious dialogue necessary? What does it accomplish? Inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue is a necessity for building together this world of peace and fraternity ardently desired by all […]

Back in business

posted by awelborn

I’m back – have been since Sunday morning, but then headed off immediately to Indianapolis to accompany everyone else on an outing that was originally conceived so that everyone could get out of the house and let Mom sleep (yes […]

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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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