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October 23, 2006 Archives

When Catholic isn’t

posted by awelborn

The newspaper for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has published an article on churches in the area that call themselves Catholic: (I’d like to know if any other diocesan papers have done something like this. It strikes me as a useful […]

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Singing in Savannah

posted by awelborn

Good news: About 150 youth from the dioceses of Charleston, S.C., and Savannah joined in song Sunday for a choral festival and Mass sponsored by Pueri Cantores, the student choral organization of the Catholic church. The singers, ages 7-18, performed […]

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Consolation

posted by awelborn

Today is the memorial of Blessed Severius Boethius, great scholar of (very) Late Antiquity. We know him today mostly because of The Consolation of Philosophy, a work of which this site, the site of a project dedicated to the restoration […]

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For once..

posted by awelborn

Nice to read an article about an athlete who’s passionate about his faith in Christ….as a Catholic. via Closed Cafeteria

Be still, my heart

posted by awelborn

Alan Cooperman of the WaPo channels Dr. Teabing in his report on a new exhibit in DC: If 40 percent of Americans refuse to believe that humans evolved from earlier hominids, how many will accept that the book we know […]

Xenu calling

posted by awelborn

You know how we get all depressed when various non-Catholic and even non-religious entities buy closed Catholic churches? Yeah. Well…I don’t think any of that is as depressing as the story of the new Scientology building in London: The five-storey […]

Whither Notre Dame…

posted by awelborn

The perpetual question. The latest: alarm at the declining proportio of RC faculty: The percentage of faculty members who describe themselves as Catholic has dropped to 54 percent from 64 percent two decades ago, so the university is taking steps […]

A new Eparchy

posted by awelborn

On Saturday, the Vatican announced the creation of a new eparchy of the Chaldean Rite Catholic Church: Australian and New Zealand Catholics who follow the Chaldean Rite will have their own Oceania eparchy or diocese and bishop, the Holy See […]

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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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