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October 17, 2006 Archives

The “more” to the story…

posted by awelborn

…of Fr. Foster, the "Latin Lover." – from Catholic News Service Though Father Foster’s Latin classes at the university had been enormously popular, most students had not been paying for the course, according to the staffers and Father Foster. The […]

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Ann Arbor bleg

posted by awelborn

I’ve pulled this from the comments – I know we have lots of readers up that way. Any answers to this question? There are four large works of outdoor art done as some kind of ceramic on brick on a […]

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Ignatius of Antioch

posted by awelborn

Today is the feast of Ignatius of Antioch – Sometimes, people who don’t know a lot about early Christian history, but would like to know more, are intimidated by the prospect of reading the writings of people who lived so […]

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The Newman Cause

posted by awelborn

One step closer: Cardinal John Henry Newman’s cause for sainthood will take a significant step forward Nov. 9, with the formal closure of the diocesan phase of an investigation into a miracle in Boston attributed to the 19th century English […]

Debating Dawkins

posted by awelborn

Pat Kenny sends along this linK; Your readers may be interested in the following… David Quinn, a well known Catholic commentator and journalist here in Ireland debated Richard Dawkins on Irish radio last week on the reasonableness of religious belief. […]

Papal Daytimer

posted by awelborn

At least liturgical. The Vatican publishes the public liturgical calendar for the rest of the year:

Deliver us from Evil

posted by awelborn

Charlotte Allen’s review of the doc: Meanwhile, back at diocesan headquarters, everyone, and (apparently) especially Mahony, seemed to be in thrall to the popular 1970s notion that psychotherapy had replaced old-fashioned notions of crime and punishment, and that talking to […]

Madonna and Child

posted by awelborn

Perhaps you’ve been following Madonna’s latest shpping expedition. Sharing one’s wealth to help poverty-stricken children in Malawi: good thing. Taking a child who has a father from his home into a radically different environment in which, let’s just admit, the […]

That’s nice

posted by awelborn

Call to Action conference in Milwaukee listed on USCCB calendar of events. (A calendar which, as a commenter notes, is fairly sparse in the first place) Update: Gone from the listing now – thanks to a reader who called the […]

Designing Churches

posted by awelborn

Two stories: Emily at Holy Whapping has a post up about the redesign/restoration of Sacred Heart Church in Peoria – rather amazing. And then, from down South – St. Mary’s Church in Helena, Arkansas had a mural on its back […]

The Theologian

posted by awelborn

Michael reports that Joseph told him there are actually four persons in one God. Father Son Holy Spirit and…. "A men." But of course! (Don’t tell God’s Rottweiller..please?)

More Scotland

posted by awelborn

Another interesting article on Cardinal O’Brien and Scottish independence: Thus, to leaders like O’Brien and his predecessor, Cardinal Thomas Winning, whose world views have been shaped entirely by the Church they serve, the idea of an independent Scotland is entirely […]

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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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