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October 3, 2006 Archives

Historical Context..

posted by awelborn

The comments in my music post below are all excellent, well-informed and interesting. I’m just going to pull one, though, because it’s particularly helpful in understanding why we are where we are. The comment is from Fr. Augustine Thompson ,O.P., […]

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Sing a New Song? Please?

posted by awelborn

I have been planning to do a well-thought out, sourced post on this topic, but, let’s just go the slapdash and probably garbled route instead, a decision inspired by reading this post at Mary Jane Ballou’s blog. No, no, no […]

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The Conservative Soul

posted by awelborn

For weeks, Andrew Sullivan has been teasing us with hints of his about-to-be-published book, The Conservative Soul, with the added drama of the need to pulp the entire first print run because of misplaced pages.  I was interested to run […]

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From across the seas

posted by awelborn

A priest of the Underground Catholic Church reflects on his vocation: How is faith transmitted in our province? There are many ways, but one of the most important is the family. Despite many challenges, faith is still transmitted within Catholic […]

Sacrificial lambs

posted by awelborn

That’s all I could think of as I consider the horror in Pennsylvania, coupled with that in Colorado last week. What possesses a person to victimize the innocent, to terrorize, brutalize and kill those who have absolutely nothing to do […]

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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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