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January 1, 1970 Archives

Guess…

posted by awelborn

Where is this church being built? (Click for bigger, better-proportioned version) Answer after the jump

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Dalai Lama to visit Pope

posted by awelborn

On Friday Pope Benedict XVI (bio – news) will meet with the Dalai Lama in a private audience on October 13. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader will be in Rome to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Rome. […]

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Into the breach…

posted by awelborn

Catholic News Service: Pope Benedict XVI is preparing to expand permission to use the Tridentine Mass, the pre-Vatican II rite favored by traditionalist groups, said an informed Vatican source. The pope is expected to issue a document "motu proprio," or […]

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Fr. Skehan explains

posted by awelborn

How and why: Seems that he basically kept all the cash given in the collections and never reported it. Skehan appeared to operate under a system of greed and generosity. He routinely kept $1,000 to $3,000 a week for himself, […]

“The Letter”

posted by awelborn

A few weeks ago, Bishop Tod Brown of Orange County issued a pastoral letter which is called The Pastoral Letter or, in the DVD produced to accompany it The Letter – both of which are so pretentious as to be […]

Chapter 11, Part D

posted by awelborn

The Diocese of Davenport files for bankruptcy The Catholic Diocese of Davenport filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday afternoon, effectively putting 25 claims of sexual abuse by priests in the hands of a judge. “I and the leadership of the diocese […]

Whither youth?

posted by awelborn

Late last week, the NYTimes ran an article featuring the research (which many question) of Ron Luce, who suggests that only 4% of youth involved in evangelical youth ministry will "stay" Christian. Christianity Today links the piece, provides commentary and […]

Firm Dialogue

posted by awelborn

In today’s General Audience, Benedict continued his catechesis on the apostles with a focus on Simon and Jude – dialogue being the key concept. Pressing ahead with his illustration of the personalities of the apostles, the pope today dealt with […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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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