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January 1, 1970 Archives

Justice…

posted by awelborn

A case with a twist: The nun was in a panic when Aliquippa police officers came to take her report of a mugging. The missing cash meant nothing — the 78-year-old had her wallet snatched years earlier on a mission […]

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Prophets of reason?

posted by awelborn

A short but helpful look at the role of reason in Islam, part of a larger package at MercatorNet This took place over an argument, already begun in the seventh and eighth centuries, about the status of reason in relationship […]

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Underwhelmed

posted by awelborn

Unimpressed at the Colts/Jaguars game.

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Tragedy all around

posted by awelborn

Woman kills boyfriend, then herself. And reportedly utters a clue to what might have driven her over the edge: Laura Grunas, a Plantation police officer, argued with her boyfriend Robert Peat on Aug. 4, and police had to tell her […]

Christian Ethiopia

posted by awelborn

A NYTimes travel piece takes you there, noting that some relative political calm has made travel more possible: The most revered Aksumite kings were Kaleb and his son Gabremeskal (literally, Slave of the Cross), who spread Christianity from the royal […]

The Uneasy Catholic

posted by awelborn

Those of you interested in Graham Greene will want to read this lengthy piece from the Times Literary Supplement on Greene’s Catholicism, refracted through the prism of the writing he did for the Tablet. 

Plastinated Crucifix

posted by awelborn

Von Hagens at it again; from Ruth Gledhill’s blog: The story, which came in from a freelance, is that campaigners are protesting against a new crucifixion documentary featuring a real human corpse hung on a cross and anatomised by the […]

The Muslims should stop being mad at the Pope

posted by awelborn

…cause the Catholics are providing them with so many leaders. Terrence Berres points to the new director of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee: convert from Catholicism Which follows up on last week’s buzz about the new head of the Islamic […]

Christianity v. Science?

posted by awelborn

Not really – an interview with physicist Dr. Stephen Barr The interview touches on many matters of interest, including, naturally, the origin of life. Here’s a pertinent passage that deals with a subject oft discussed around these parts: IgnatiusInsight.com: Critics […]

It’s official:

posted by awelborn

Milingo excommunicated: from the Vatican website (in Italian) The English version at the Vatican Information Service: "With great concern, the Holy See has followed the recent activities of Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, emeritus of Lusaka, Zambia, with his new association of […]

Discipleship

posted by awelborn

From Indianapolis: a brother and sister, both doctors, both deeply involved in serving in Africa: Growing up in a family of 13 kids, you learn very quickly you are not the center of the universe,” Ellen says. “There are all […]

Calendar of Saints

posted by awelborn

October events: On October 15, the Pope will preside at the canonization of four new saints: Rafael Guizar Valencia (1878- 1938), a Mexican priest and great-uncle of Father Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ; Filippo Smaldone (1848- 1923), […]

Roundup

posted by awelborn

Christopher Blosser has two over at Against the Grain: Non-Regensburg Benedict news and commentary The Islamic reaction to Regensburg.

Latin Bleg

posted by awelborn

RIch Leonardi has been studying Latin, looks at some resources, and is interested in suggestions for the next step.

The Wright Book

posted by awelborn

Well, let’s get going on looking at some recent reads. First up is N.T. Wright’s newest book – a short one called Judas and the Gospel of Jesus: Have We Missed the Truth about Christianity? Interesting title since the occasion […]

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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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