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September 27, 2006 Archives

I guess they’ll be speaking German…

posted by awelborn

Henry Kissinger, in the area for other meetings, will meet with Benedcit tomorrow at Castel Gandolfo Also, via the Papa Raztinger Forum, an analysis of the Monday meeting from Il Giornale: But Benedict XVI said more, in a sense going […]

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The budget ax

posted by awelborn

At the USCCB: The first interesting point is that a part of the restructuring plan involves cutting the diocesan assessment to the USCCB by 16%. Under the plan, the "diocesan assessment" — essentially a tax that each dioceses pays to […]

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St. Vincent de Paul

posted by awelborn

Today is the memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, extraordinary servant of the poor. Some links: The Catholic Encyclopedia article on St. Vincent Most intriguingly, the Vincentians have a Wiki-type site with LOTS of articles. It’s a really excellent use […]

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The case of Milingo

posted by awelborn

The questions about exactly what the deal is with the "bishops" ordained by Milingo on Saturday are still unanswered.  At this point, I’ve not seen anything really substantive, looking at all the elements in one spot, but for now, check […]

Latin ways

posted by awelborn

A quite interesting essay from Down Under about the Jesuit mode of education in the Early Modern Era, and its possible application to the present: A Jesuit education culminated, ideally, in the higher study of philosophy, science and theology, but […]

Varia from all around

posted by awelborn

Using Cantonese opera to evangelize in Hong Kong: Father Edward Chau King-fun, during his talk in the middle of the concert, identified three qualities common to evangelization and opera singing. The priest, who is knowledgeable in Chinese culture, said an […]

Are you on the list?

posted by awelborn

Here’s the 2006 "Catholic High School Honor Roll" – determined by I don’t know who based on I don’t know what – but the advisory board is solid, including presidents of not only the usual suspsects like CUA and Creighton, […]

On St. Thomas

posted by awelborn

Today’s General Audience: The proverbial “unbelief” of Thomas is of comfort for all who have doubts and uncertainties, while the questions he asked Jesus about his divinity give “us too the right to ask Jesus for explanations”. With this modern […]

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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?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 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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