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January 1, 1970 Archives

The Elche Mystery Play

posted by awelborn

Here’s a must-listen – well, perhaps for some of you. Today’s Early Music Show on BBC3 featured a program recorded in August on location during the Elche Mystery Play in Spain. Host Catherine Bott and expert David Ward give background, […]

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Always a big help

posted by awelborn

Joseph reports they are talking about spiders in school. He remembers that he owns a book on spiders, and gets excited about taking it to school and sharing it with the class. He also gets excited when he remembers that […]

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Susan B. Anthony – prolife or not?

posted by awelborn

Pro-Life feminists have consistently pointed to the opposition to abortion by 19th and early 20th century woman’s right advocates. A few months ago, a Feminists for Life member purchased Susan B. Anthony’s home and has put it in the care […]

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Off Balance

posted by awelborn

"Recovering Dissident Catholic" blogger (from St. Joan of Arc, no less!) Cathy of Alex points us to an LATimes article from last week about the South Dakota abortion referendum campaign, and how the pro-life tactics have thrown the other side […]

Wisdom

posted by awelborn

From Gregory the Great, in today’s Office of Readings: There is something else about the life of the shepherds, dearest brothers, which discourages me greatly. But lest what I claim should seem unjust to anyone, I accuse myself of the […]

Reading the Pope

posted by awelborn

CNS story on the popularity of the Pope’s writings. The missing piece in the article (except for the last paragraph in the section I’m quoting)  is the question of language. In what language are these books and booklets being produced? […]

Egan Central

posted by awelborn

Big mess in the Archdiocese of NY- a letter of dissatisfaction circulating among priests, calling for a vote of no confidence in Cardinal Egan, with now a meeting for Monday called by him. – Rocco’s been covering it, and the […]

Getting Ready

posted by awelborn

Photo Source Coverage Central – at the Archdiocese of Indy newspaper blog – many links to stories and other sources for coverage, including a blog from the Sisters of Providence. Bios of the beatified – scroll down to October.

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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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