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October 24, 2006 Archives

See, the point is…

posted by awelborn

Endowing a Human Rights Chair for a proponent of abortion makes no sense anywhere. But especially at a Catholic university. When the honoree is a priest. Georgetown University Law Center has named a human rights chair for a controversial priest […]

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No indult for you

posted by awelborn

…not not that indult. Another one: Catholic News Service reports: At the direction of Pope Benedict XVI, extraordinary ministers of holy Communion will no longer be permitted to assist in the purification of the sacred vessels at Masses in the […]

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commenting

posted by awelborn

People are having trouble commenting. Believe it or not, considering the number of comments we’ve had today. All I know is that Typepad is doing an upgrade – always bad news. Keep trying to commment, but COPY YOUR COMMENT TO […]

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Lott on Curran

posted by awelborn

Jeremy Lott reviews Fr. Charles Curran’s autobiography: Read it – (the review, that is). Good stuff, and one pities Lott for having to take on the book. What’s interesting is Curran admitting that he and his supporters worked very hard […]

Swallows, returning

posted by awelborn

The October issue of First Things contains a very long piece by Jody Bottum: “When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano: Catholic Culture in America.” Here’s the piece. I spent a couple of weeks mulling this piece, trying to figure […]

“Bad Music is Destroying the Church”

posted by awelborn

Scottish composer James MacMillan’s article in a magazine called Open House was reported on a couple of weeks ago – but it’s taken this long for the actual article to find its way online. I’m going to pull quotes from […]

The Cardinal responds

posted by awelborn

Cardinal Egan sends a letter: Cardinal Edward Egan, in a letter sent to the priests of New York, appears to blame the recent anonymous criticism of his leadership on dissatisfaction with his handling of sex-abuse cases involving priests. In the […]

Remember the Dawkins/Quinn debate?

posted by awelborn

Zenit’s posting a transcript. Part 1 is up, part 2 will be up early this evening, I’d imagine. More Dawkins from the past week or so: Stephen Barr at First Things: As one moves deeper into nature—to levels about which […]

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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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