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October 8, 2006 Archives

Exemptions Galore

posted by awelborn

The NYTimes is running a 4-part series on the issue of religious organizations and government regulation. It begins today with an overview: Religious organizations defend the exemptions as a way to recognize the benefits religious groups have provided — operating […]

On the Amish

posted by awelborn

Rod Dreher on the Amish and forgiveness: What sets hearts apart is how they deal with sins and tragedies. In his suicide note, Mr. Roberts said one reason he did what he did was out of anger at God for […]

Voting Guide Wars, Revisited

posted by awelborn

A few days ago, we linked to a CNS story on various Catholic voting guides that are out there. Today at Mirror of Justice, the blog dedicated to Catholic legal theory, Robert Araujo, S.J. takes a look at one of […]

Remember the lights?

posted by awelborn

A few weeks ago we discussed The Century in Which Catholic Churches discovered electricity – and proceeded to line various architectural features with glowing bulbs, to various effects. The parish we usually attend here in the Fort has such an […]

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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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