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January 1, 1970 Archives

Book break

posted by awelborn

We interrupt all this heavy lifting to do a bit of bookblogging – mostly children’s books. For new readers – we do this occasionally here. I have 2 young children, and reading stories is a big part of our life […]

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All Latin, All the Time

posted by awelborn

How could we not post this story? Finland is one of the quieter members of the EU. But now its turn at the EU presidency has thrust it into the spotlight – and exposed an unusual passion. Like the boy […]

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Part 2

posted by awelborn

Part 2 of the transcript of the Dawkins/Quinn debate.

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A new question…

posted by awelborn

…pulled from the comments on the Sheen post. Why is the Trinity Broadcast Network showing Life is Worth Living  – Fulton Sheen’s old show?

Bottum’s Up

posted by awelborn

Part 2 of my thoughts on the Swallows piece will come later…that business down below wasn’t it.

The Sheen Cause

posted by awelborn

Brief piece from the Chronicle of Higher Education on the cause of Archbishop Sheen, with a nice little sidebar on academic saints. Officials at the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation hope to finish preparing their case within a year. The […]

Let’s see…

posted by awelborn

…can I do two substantive posts in 23 minutes, at which point I will switch of the wireless antenna on my computer and get to work on other things? First, I feel as if I need to come clean about […]

Horrors, multiplied

posted by awelborn

…but what can one expect, really. A British paper reports on how one hospital disposes of post-abortion remains. What makes it all worse are the reader comments, many of which amount to a shrug. But others ask the question regarding […]

On to St. Paul

posted by awelborn

As you know, over the past weeks, Pope Benedict has been presenting a catechesis on the 12 Apostles during his weekly General Audience. Now it’s time for the "13th Apostle." Benedict XVI today announced a new cycle of catechesis to […]

Report from Rome

posted by awelborn

Rich Leonardi has a report from a Rome operative that all regularly scheduled Masses at St. Peter’s in Rome are now in Latin, except for the readings. Confirmation? Context? Here’s the Mass schedule at St. Peter’s from the website of […]

No dialogue?

posted by awelborn

John Allen did a Theology on Tap in NYC on Regensburg and the reaction…and is surprised that his audience doesn’t really have much hope for the Muslim end of things. What surprised me as we began to talk about these […]

The niches

posted by awelborn

Just a couple of thoughts, inspired by your comments. It seems to me that the central question of the Bottum essay is this: Catholicism was "contained" in those nooks and crannies in which the swallows rested. Catholic culture – high […]

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