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October 2006 Archives

Regensburg, Redux

posted by awelborn

We could head many posts with that title, but just for today, this AsiaNews essay by Jesuit Samir Khalil Samir. A bio from something Magister reprinted earlier this year from him: The author of the essay, Samir Khalil Samir, an […]

October: Rosary and the Missions

posted by awelborn

The last Angelus at Castel Gandolofo: Taking his queue (sic) from the feast of the Blessed Virgin of the Most Holy Rosary on 7 October, Benedict XVI said “Our Lady” invites us to “rediscover the beauty of this prayer”. Even […]

Respect Life Sunday

posted by awelborn

We’ll revive "What did you hear" for this Sunday…did your parish observe "Respect LIfe Sunday" this weekend? The USCCB Respect Life materials are here, and the articles are very good – which is no surprise – they usually are. Articles […]

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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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