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October 9, 2006 Archives

An Accident in Italy

posted by awelborn

Cardinal Keeler injured; retired priest killed: Cardinal William H. Keeler was injured in a car accident Saturday that killed another priest while vacationing about 60 miles outside of Rome, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Baltimore said. A car struck […]

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Regensburg, with notes

posted by awelborn

The Pope’s Regensburg address has been issued, as promised, with footnotes. Via Shouts in the Piazza

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To Russia with Fury

posted by awelborn

Marvelous column by Agnieszka Tennant at Christianity Today on the state of the Russian soul, inspired by her own experiences there Putin’s PR people joined the Beslan parents in a collective sigh of relief last July, when Russian forces killed […]

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That Chicago meeting

posted by awelborn

As we noted last week, the USCCB is sponsoring a meeting in Chicago today – a consulation on sacred music and the documents produced by the American bishops related to it. Here’s the Church Music Association of America’s statement: In […]

What Would Lincoln Do?

posted by awelborn

Rick Garnett of ND and Michael Stokes Paulsen of the U. of Minnesota in the Weekly Standard on the application of stare decisis to the partial-birth abortion ban: The application of Lincoln’s views to Stenberg, and to the Court’s upcoming […]

Tortured Discussions

posted by awelborn

Many of you know that the issue of torture is one that has been absorbing the attention of Mark Shea at his blog, and, for example, in this Crisis article from a few months ago. Several other Catholic writers have […]

Employees’ Rights

posted by awelborn

Part 2 of the NYTimes series on religious institutions and government regulation: Many issues raised – lawsuits alleging discrimination because of health issues, sexual harassment and age, as well as unionization issues. Rick Garnett on the series so far: I’ll […]

A busy Papal Weekend

posted by awelborn

This past weekend up through today, the Pope met with several groups and offered thoughts here and there: Pilgrims from the region of Romagna came on Saturday: During Sunday’s Angelus, he celebrated the family as "missionaries of love." Last night […]

Catholics in the Public Square…

posted by awelborn

…room for one more view? I think so, if it’s Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix. Basilica Press is launching a series of booklets on various issues written by bishops. The first was introduced on Saturday, by Bishop Olmsted – his "Catholics […]

Why didn’t she become a nun?

posted by awelborn

Terry Mattingly wants to know…

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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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