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January 1, 1970 Archives

SF Bleg

posted by awelborn

A reader wants to know about any possible speakers for an RC woman’s faith-sharing group in the San Francisco area: Not much money available to reimburse speakers, sothey should probably be in the San Francisco area;male or female speakers are […]

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Christian converts…

posted by awelborn

…from Islam. The coauthor of a new book: Q: Is there a pastoral program for converts from Islam? Paolucci: The Italian episcopal conference has prepared a document, "Catechumens Converted from Islam," written by Walther Ruspi. There is in fact much […]

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Confidence

posted by awelborn

Rocco reports on the public outcome of the meeting with Cardinal Egan today. A statement from the Archdiocesan priest’s council: We are appalled that the letter was sent anonymously, and that it can and has been used by those who […]

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Anglican Angles

posted by awelborn

Williiam Tighe has a helpful post on all of the various bodies of American Anglicanism.

Whither Reggie Foster?

posted by awelborn

"Fired" from the Gregorian? He’s famous in the Vatican. His name is Fr. Reginald Foster, O.C.D., a Carmelite priest from near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a student in Rome in the early 1960s, was ordained there, and has lived there […]

Catholic News Hub

posted by awelborn

A new page from Catholic News Service – featuring interesting stories from CNS clients – diocesan papers, etc. Worth a bookmark! And remember – John Allen is posting every day now – today with an interesting story about a mosque […]

Bilingual

posted by awelborn

If you watched the canonization Mass yesterday, you noted that the Gospel was chanted first in Latin, then in Greek. This isn’t an innovation – it’s a standard element of the Pontifical High Mass, as offered by the Pope – […]

Saints Behaving Badly

posted by awelborn

Michael has a review of Tom Craughwell’s book, a review with which I concur. It’s good for young people to read, as well.

Money troubles across the sea

posted by awelborn

A Telegraph article about some problems: The Vatican has demanded financial details from every Roman Catholic diocese in England and Wales after Church bureaucrats left a bishop £10.2 million in debt. Archbishop Faustino Sainz Munoz, the Pope’s ambassador to Britain, […]

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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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