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September 29, 2006 Archives

Voting Guide v. Voting Guide

posted by awelborn

Catholic News Service does an article on the various voting guides for Catholics that are out there – from state Catholic conferences, as well as independent groups like Catholic Answers and the fairly new Catholics in Alliance for the Common […]

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Greetings

posted by awelborn

Cardinal Bertone addressed many Vatican diplomats today in his new capacity as Secretary of State: Speaking at the “Duke’s Hall” Cardinal Bertone, offered his thanks for the many messages of welcome and good wishes he received on his appointment September […]

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And…

posted by awelborn

….here’s your police report from down in Delray Beach. Interesting line: "all parish employees received $100 extra in cash each week." I’m still trying to figure out how it all adds up to 8.6 mil, but I’ve not expended a […]

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Many links…

posted by awelborn

Well, a few. I’ve got something I really need to get done, it’s naptime, so it’s 2 hours and counting ’til my work time runs out. Some things I’ve been looking at: At Mirror of Justice, there is an interesting […]

No greater love

posted by awelborn

A heart-rending story from Arizona, but a story that is about nothing but love: The couple was faced with considering the doctors’ suggestions of an abortion, which would allow Veronica to undergo chemotherapy, or saving the baby, which would mean […]

Is the Pope reading the Palm Beach papers?

posted by awelborn

"The priesthood is not a means for social advancement" – to the bishops of Malawi, on their ad limina "In a world dominated by secular and materialist values, it can be hard to maintain the counter-cultural manner of life that […]

Pell’s address

posted by awelborn

Here’s the full text of Archbishop Pell’s address to the 2006 National Catholic Education Conference, Sydney: It begins rather provocatively. A big surprise from Pell, I know: Catholics have always been the most significant and interesting minority in Australian history.  […]

Heh

posted by awelborn

This amused me. Mark Goodacre, over at NT Gateway Weblog (he’s a Scripture scholar, currently teaching at ….) notes that in the General Audience on Wednesday, Benedict referenced the Gospel of and Acts of Thomas. From the GA: The fourth […]

They’ll Know We Are Christians

posted by awelborn

A Christianity Today piece on Christians and Muslims in Lebanon, which, as per usual with CT, and as noted by Gashwin, completely ignores, you know, Catholics and Orthodox. This is unfortunately fairly standard in CT’s coverage of stories about "Christians" […]

Palm Beach Story

posted by awelborn

…only Preston Sturges’ version would be classier. Two stories, the Palm Beach Post Whatley and special agent John Marinello of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement were assigned the case in June 2005. Whatley interviewed several former St. Vincent church […]

Angels…

posted by awelborn

Please pray for the Coffin family and their little daughter Naomi.

Arinze in Pittsburgh

posted by awelborn

Cardinal Arinze visits schools: Four Extra Mile schools serve a black, non-Catholic student body in impoverished neighborhoods. The foundation, supported by many non-Catholics, subsidizes about 60 percent of operating costs, keeping tuition low. At Mass in St. Charles in Homewood, […]

Retiring…for the sake of the work

posted by awelborn

Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong says he has asked the Pope for permission to retire so he might devote more attention to issues related to the Church in mainland China. Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association announces construction of big seminary Much […]

Catching up

posted by awelborn

CNS enters the fray with an article on the proposed USCCB cuts, with far more detail, relating the proposal to the proposed reorganization of the bishops’ own committee structure

Huh

posted by awelborn

I may have driven past Dayton on 75 countless times, but this evening was the first time I actually went into the place. I’m extremely irritated to report that despite the fact that Dayton, according to the 2000 census, has […]

Inside the Vatican

posted by awelborn

Sorry to be so repetitive – but the Cardinal’s latest post has lots of interesting photos of Behind the Vatican Walls – stuff you normally don’t see photographs of, including the famous Latin ATM machine (the photo’s too small to […]

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