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October 26, 2006 Archives

Election Fatigue?

posted by awelborn

Is this the most exhausting off-year election ever? Or is it simply because the pace of information just continues to speed up and the amount of it we can access just multiplies. I’m just an observer,  and it wears me […]

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Soldiering On

posted by awelborn

This week in Rome, military ordinaries have gathered this week for a conference. Archbishop O’Brien, head of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services spoke: While a Catholic military chaplain’s ministry always will center on celebrating the sacraments — in […]

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A bit of varia

posted by awelborn

Fr. Jay Toborowsky has a great new blog – I’d point you to the posts on a NYTimes article from today about renovating the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, as well as his thoughts after a funeral for two […]

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Perspective

posted by awelborn

I’ve pulled this from the comments – from Fr. Elijah, truly worth a post of its own, as I think you will agree: As a boy training for serving at the altar of God Who gives joy to my youth […]

Preparing for November

posted by awelborn

Bishop Blair of Toledo has a column clarifying misunderstandings about the focus of All Souls’ Day, November and Catholic funerals. It is this last category, the souls in purgatory, who are the special focus of the month of November. Except […]

Trying to help

posted by awelborn

Hospitals…including one Catholic system in the Southwest – getting on board with offering free care to the uninsured, particularly those with chronic problems, who end up in the ER all the time.

Meant to post this earlier…

posted by awelborn

Last week, Matthew at Whapping at a good post on these matters liturgical, giving us some historical perspective: While more regulations from Rome may help, it’s not the ultimate problem, which is the re-emergence of a vital and yet respectful […]

Verona and beyond

posted by awelborn

As you know, last week saw a large gathering of representatives of the Italian Church in Verona. Pope Benedict gave a lengthy speech on Thursday morning, and celebrated Mass and preached later in the day. An official English translation of […]

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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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