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October 13, 2006 Archives

Rochester Blues

posted by awelborn

Do go read Rich Leonardi’s Catholic Exchange piece on the fate of the parish church in which his father grew up –  Ss. Peter and Paul in Rochester. It is the story of the American church, and I do think […]

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Helpful Analysis

posted by awelborn

Over at New Liturgical Movement, Shawn Tribe presents a useful analysis of possibilities – he carefully lays out various models of "freeing" the Tridentine Rite and then looks at what Benedict has said about these issues and then tries to […]

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The Heart of the Curé

posted by awelborn

The heart of St. John Vianney – first in New York 10,000 came during that time: More than 10,000 people came to see the heart of St. John Vianney during the five days it spent at a Long Island church, […]

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A priest in Iraq

posted by awelborn

Beheaded Some 500 people attended yesterday the funeral of Fr Paulos Eskandar at Mosul’s Syrian-Orthodox St Ephrem Church. Father Eskandar, who was abducted on Monday, was founded beheaded some time later. The clergyman’s relatives confirmed that his captors had demanded […]

Ad Limina

posted by awelborn

Benedict met with bishops of Zambia today, present for their ad limina visit. His words to them, delivered in English: The light of holiness that shines forth in those who have discovered this treasure is enkindled at the moment of […]

Inside State

posted by awelborn

Edward Pentin at NCR(egister) on Cardinal Bertone and the Secretariat of State: Edward Pentin at NCR(egister) on Cardinal Bertone and the Secretariat of State: Cardinal Bertone, a jurist rather than a Vatican diplomat, is reportedly relying extensively on the expertise […]

Catching Up…

posted by awelborn

Oh, I see that the new more bloggy John Allen page is up at NCR(eporter) and he’s been posting items all week – which means that the Friday column is much shorter – this week a look at Benedict and […]

The WaPo enters the fray

posted by awelborn

Alan Cooperman does a good job on the story. Bonus: Hardly any of the usual suspects used as voices in the piece. And for that we are deeply grateful. Pope Benedict XVI has drafted a document allowing wider use of […]

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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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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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