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October 22, 2006 Archives

Thomas the Boring Tank Engine

posted by awelborn

Pardon me, but I do think Thomas the Tank Engine has got to be the most boring children’s character/series ever invented. Not even counting the fact that there are a slew of trains with faces in the stories and who […]

The Monastery?

posted by awelborn

Did anyone watch it? I forgot. "The Monastery" being the Learning Channel’s attempt to duplicate the BBC program of the same name. The show’s website The Monastery of Christ in the Desert (And those of you who have been hanging […]

Occult Compensation

posted by awelborn

No, it’s got nothing to do with Halloween – finances.  In a story about how the Archdiocese of Chicago is trying to take a strong defensive line against financial improprieties. (Actually, I’m not so sure that this definition of "occult […]

World Mission Sunday

posted by awelborn

The priest at the Mass we attended this morning is diocesan coordinator of the Pontifical Missions Societies – he preached his usual succinct homily, and this line jumped out: "If you could read the hundreds of appeals I receive from […]

Previous Posts

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? 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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