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October 21, 2006 Archives

Cardinal O’Brien speaks up again

posted by awelborn

…last week it was in favor of independence for Scotland, and now he’s saying that Muslims should apologize: THE leader of Scotland’s Roman Catholics, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, has called for Muslims to apologise for the 9/11 and 7/7 bomb attacks, […]

Sit right down and right a letter

posted by awelborn

….excuse me while I dash one off to ABC. Katie just got home from going to some haunted cave thing with a friend. She flipped on Turner Classics. The tail end of Gilda. She switched to ABC – showing Harry […]

St. Gaspar!

posted by awelborn

Today is the feast of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, founder of the Society of the Precious Blood. No surprise that a Catholic saint has an interesting life story – his is one, not well-enough known in this country, except among […]

From the Cardinal

posted by awelborn

Cardinal O’Malley continues to post on his blog – once a week, according to plan. This week’s entry includes a reference to the TridentineClassicalOldLatin MassRite question. He states, in answer to a question from a reader, that he’d allow for […]

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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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