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October 27, 2006 Archives

Go for the quips

posted by awelborn

…stay for the clips. Well, not exactly "quips." Just fine writing and cultural insight over at critic and biographer Terry Teachout’s blog. That’s not news to many of you, but what you might not have noticed is that Terry has […]

And the greatest of these is love

posted by awelborn

A story about a Kansas City couple, sustained by faith and love, who have been caring for their bed-ridden and severely disabled son for 52 years. For fifty-two years, Ted and Herminia Reyes have cared for their son like a […]

Leading into your weekend

posted by awelborn

Jen Ambrose, despite being in China, offers a helpful Pittsburgh Sports/Catholic roundup

Kennedy on McCarthy

posted by awelborn

Willliam Kennedy (author of the Ironwood trilogy) reviews Cormac McCarthy’s latest in the NYTimes – an end-times/apocalyptic/messianic vision. There’s really no decent way to cut and past the review, though. So go for it. (And, as Matthew LIckona points out […]

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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? 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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