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October 20, 2006 Archives

On the journey

posted by awelborn

Here’s a rather nice story about Eddie Cipot, once a pitcher for the Mets system (mostly in the minors) now…something else. He recalled, too, that even in his dissolute years in the minors something had inspired him to find a […]

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At rest

posted by awelborn

Comments have gone to sleep for the night.

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And one more…

posted by awelborn

Yet another USCCB draft: Contraception introduces "a false note" that disturbs marital intimacy and contributes to a decline in society’s respect for marriage and for life, the U.S. bishops say in a draft document that will come before them at […]

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In Brief

posted by awelborn

Covington bishop bans Right-to-Life group from distributing literature. Foys confirmed Wednesday that he mentioned Northern Kentucky Right to Life in one of his regular letters to priests. "They are not a part of the Diocese of Covington. Our Pro-life Commission […]

Luther or Pope?

posted by awelborn

Which does Islam need? Ted Olsen rounds up the opinions. Better to see a Muslim Council of Nicea, said Paul Krugman in The New York Times. "I’m all for a respectful dialogue between Islam and the West, but first there […]

And then SD…

posted by awelborn

We’ll be posting a lot on the South Dakota referendum as well. Here’s a piece by Jonathan Cohn from today’s New Republic page on one ad campaign: Here’s the ad, which features doctors giving various individual statements, and then, jointly […]

Don’t forget the hub

posted by awelborn

Keep up with CNS’s new feature, which highlights interesting stories from diocesan papers around the country. Such as a piece on a group in Phoenix that helps women in high risk pregnancies that require serious, total bed rest: The group […]

Today’s USCCB Moment

posted by awelborn

The gradual reveal of info related to the November bishops’ meeting continues with today’s summary of "Happy are those who are called to His Supper" – the document about worthiness to receive Communion. The CNS account: "In order to receive […]

The Pope in Verona

posted by awelborn

As we previously mentioned, Benedict was in Verona yesterday, closing out the Italian Church’s big national gathering. Sandro Magister summarizes his lengthy talk here: Dear brothers and sisters, we must now ask ourselves how, and on what basis, […] to […]

Help German Homeschoolers

posted by awelborn

They need it.

A slight change of pace

posted by awelborn

A couple of lighter posts…(then I really will work on some promised heavier posts. ) This past Sunday, Katie and I took a few minutes out of our very busy lives to go to the local art house theater , […]

Catholicism in North Korea

posted by awelborn

John Allen: In the early twentieth century, North Korea was home to a small but flourishing Catholic community, with two territorial dioceses and a territorial abbacy entrusted to the Benedictine Order. During the 1950-53 Korean War, however, the Catholic presence […]

Amendment 2

posted by awelborn

We’ve been sporadically following the MIssouri battle over Amendment 2 – a battle which just might overtake California’s similar process in 2004 as winner of "Most Deceptive." Let’s try to do a wrap-up. Amendment 2 would essentially write the "right" […]

Cylinders, Firing

posted by awelborn

Elizabeth Lev’s column on constrasting sites in Rome this week: Talk about angels and demons … this week has treated us to a fascinating study in the sacred and profane life of the Eternal City. The first odd coupling this […]

Election Post Placeholder

posted by awelborn

I want to do a large post gathering as much breaking election n’ Catholic news as I can without taking all day to do it. So just to remind myself to do this in the morning, I’ll stick this post […]

The conversation broadens..

posted by awelborn

…making the Taste page of the WSJ. A couple details their problems in trying to get…a Tridentine Nuptial Mass in Manhattan Thus the greater New York metropolitan area is currently permitted only a handful of weekly celebrations of the Tridentine […]

Court says pay for those pills

posted by awelborn

A NY court ruling: New York State’s highest court ruled yesterday that the Roman Catholic Church and other religious organizations must abide by a state law that requires most employee health insurance policies to cover the cost of contraception. The […]

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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 Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

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 here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

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 Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

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 Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

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 minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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