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November 1, 2006 Archives

Back to Rome

posted by awelborn

An unofficial translation of the Pope’s homily today at the All Saints’ Mass: Today, the Church celebrates her dignity as "mother of saints, image of the supernal city" (A. Manzoni), and manifests its beauty as the immaculate spouse of Christ, […]

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File it away for ’07

posted by awelborn

From the Dominican students at the House of Studies: How to put on your own Vigil of All Saints   Every year at our Vigil of All Saints, we meet people who say: “This is great!  Why don’t we do […]

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Presence

posted by awelborn

Dawn Eden posts a moving video – a young woman’s testimony at a Waco City Council Meeting – on how sidewalk counselers outside an abortion clinic impacted her life – and her son’s. A long time ago, I was sort […]

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The Catholic Vote in Michigan

posted by awelborn

Go to the American Papist for a detailed look at how Governor Granholm’s trying to play it.

From Rome

posted by awelborn

Today, the Pope offered Mass in St. Peter’s, preached, and had a few words at the Angelus afterwards. No full texts in English available yet, but here’s the AsiaNews report on Mass: The second improvisation came as the pope was […]

He was there!

posted by awelborn

Gahswin attended the All Saints Vigil at the Dominican House of Studies last night, and reports. The invitation letter warned us to get there early. I showed up (with some friends) at a little after 7:00. The chapel was already […]

Keeping Track of Amendment 2

posted by awelborn

Kansas City Catholic is on it. Yesterday around here it was balmy; today the chilly wind would not let the mercury rise above 50 degrees. But something is falling even faster than the temperature in Missouri: support for Amendment 2, […]

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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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