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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 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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