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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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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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