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October 5, 2006 Archives

Headlines and more headlines

posted by awelborn

The American Papist on the amazing-disappearing-coverage of the Turkish hijakers: Headlines along the lines of "Plane hijacked to protest Pope’s trip to Turky" were given top billing at all the major news outlets. As soon as new information came out […]

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All you need to say

posted by awelborn

An excellent, concise column from the Irish Exaxminer on the BBC/Panorama special: Many canon law experts agree that this document did not prevent bishops from reporting abuse cases to the secular authorities. In so far as they did fail to […]

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Digging for the Truth

posted by awelborn

Two really fascinating post over at Mike Aquilina’s. The first concerns an archaeologist who used the ruins of Syrian ghost towns to re-connect Syrian Christians to their heritage: Dr. Loosley discovered that the local Christians knew nothing about the history […]

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The Church and Culture

posted by awelborn

Eve style: The Church is such a tabloid religion, so willing to get down in the gutter and start punching, so willing to bring the Cross to the people. Mysteries without secrets; an up-front and brazen faith. And if you […]

How can a 20-second video make you cry?

posted by awelborn

Well..maybe not everyone. Just some of us. (and in a good way) Check it out. Oh, and in viewing that video, I discovered a rather extensive subgenre of YouTube videos – of late term babies kickin’ it up inside their […]

Ignoring the signs

posted by awelborn

This is important: a group of parishioners from St. Patrick’s in Palm Beach Gardens has gone public with documents showing that they repeatedly expressed their concerns about Fr. Francis Guinan’s handling of finances in their parish to the diocese. (Guinan […]

Saint o’ the Day

posted by awelborn

Today, we remember Blessed  Fr. Francis Xavier Seelos, C.Ss.R, born in Bavaria, but associated with the United States – he joined the Redemptorists especially to minister to immigrants in this country. Blessed Francis attended seminary and was ordained in Baltimore. […]

The Excommunication Blotter

posted by awelborn

Ed Peters has an interesting ongoing list of known excommunications of various types over the past 20 years or so

I missed this one…

posted by awelborn

The Supreme Court reject the appeal on the constitutionality of that "Be a Muslim for a Month" public middle school unit. The suit challenged the content of a seventh-grade history course at Excelsior Middle School in Byron in the fall […]

Competing views

posted by awelborn

Sandro Magister reprints commentaries on the Regensburg lecture from two Muslim scholars, one supportive of Benedict’s point, and the other not so. Nayed reproves Benedict XVI for, among other things, trusting experts on Islam who are “hostile” toward this religion. […]

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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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