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October 30, 2006 Archives

Come to think of it…

posted by awelborn

Been parenting for a long time here, years – decades – during which things that would horrify the uninitiated – years without a full nights’ sleep? Packing a small suitcase every time you leave the house? Diapers? And diapers? And […]

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The Sprig of Dialogue

posted by awelborn

Magister looks at the Post-Regensburg landscape, seeing hope for dialogue, and includes a portion of an article by Cardinal Bertone from the new issue of 30 Days, that will introduce their reprinting of the Regensburg Address: The crucial prelude for […]

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A new life

posted by awelborn

Hope in New Hampshire: Seven years ago, Moses Wani was a refugee from war-torn Sudan, where many of his family had been killed. When he came to Manchester, he was aggressive and acted out physically, grabbing for the things he […]

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Typepad Problem

posted by awelborn

It’s been iffy all day – including with comments it seems.

Translator?

posted by awelborn

10 French bishops make their views known: Réunis, le 25 octobre 2006 à Lons-le-Saunier, dans le cadre de l’Instance Régional Évêques Prêtres, les évêques de la Province ecclésiastique de Besançon et les évêques des diocèses concordataires de Strasbourg et de […]

Milwaukee Marriage

posted by awelborn

Interesting times: After Wisconsin’s Catholic bishops weighed in with a letter to support a marriage amendment to the state’s constitution, Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan said he was eager to "encourage, educate and exhort" parishioners without actually instructing them how […]

Maybe not..

posted by awelborn

The very controversial faith schools plan recently floated in England has been abandoned: Education Secretary Alan Johnson has abandoned plans to force faith schools to accept more pupils from non-religious backgrounds after fierce protests from Catholics. Mr Johnson announced last […]

South Dakota

posted by awelborn

A little more than a week away – the word from South Dakota is that the abortion ban is losing in the polls by a few percentage points, Planned Parenthood is pouring money into the state – the main group […]

Honoring John Paul II

posted by awelborn

A new statue in Toledo The area Polish community celebrated a national hero Sunday, dedicating a statue at Saint Adalbert parish honoring the late Pope John Paul II. Hundreds showed up for the event, that displayed hometown pride to one […]

Another Cause

posted by awelborn

The cause for Fr. Isaac Hecker, founder of the Paulist Fathers, has been started, according to Gashwin (currently in formation with the CSP’s) , who quotes from the Postulator of the cause: Father Isaac Thomas Hecker has begun the canonical […]

Mass Matters

posted by awelborn

The Blog By the Sea has translated Cardinal Arinze’s speech in Paris last week – that is the second post on the page. The first is a lengthy, very helpful look at the situation with the French bishops and the […]

Back to Ireland

posted by awelborn

Last week, the Irish bishops had their ad limina visits with the Pope. Here are his final words to them: The present time brings many new opportunities to bear witness to Christ and fresh challenges for the Church in Ireland. […]

The Michigan race

posted by awelborn

(post corrected. I read too fast and too early initially.) Michigan Catholics and the vote for governor: Michigan Catholics are on their own in this year’s race for governor. Gov. Jennifer Granholm, while supportive of many of the social policies […]

An unusual reader bleg

posted by awelborn

This reader’s uncle is a lapsed Catholic, recently diagnosed with terminal cancer that has progressed to a very serious point: I’m putting together my own card and "care package", and I am wondering if there are any suggestions for a […]

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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 ...

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