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January 1, 1970 Archives

Thrill of the Chaste

posted by awelborn

Or….the Chastity Rome-Chick Blues. From Dawn Eden, of course!

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Found in Translation

posted by awelborn

Aid to the Church in Need will help out: Catholic aid organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), has announced it will provide financial assistance for an effort by the Patriarch of Venice to provide an Arabic-language translation of […]

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A really, really,…

posted by awelborn

really slow news day…

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Lost again?

posted by awelborn

I didn’t watch LOST last night. I sort of forgot until too close to the end. Katie’s in the frantic last days of Into the Woods rehearsal, so she’s not home in the evenings, and without her every-20-minute "Lost is […]

Over in South Bend..

posted by awelborn

A notice: The Orestes Brownson Council (http://www.nd.edu/~obcnd) of theUniversity of Notre Dame will be sponsoring a solemn Latin RequiemMass, celebrated according to the Pauline rite, with full Gregorianchant performed by the Notre Dame Gregorian Schola. The Mass iscosponsored by People […]

Bound for Rome

posted by awelborn

The new Weekly Standard has a review  of volume IX of Newman’s collected letters. (Which is interesting because this apparently was released in May, and volume X, which covers the final two years of his life as an Anglican, is […]

Cathedral bans Archbishop

posted by awelborn

Get this: The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey of Clifton, has been banned from one of the oldest cathedrals in Britain after accusations that he has become an “instrument of disunity”. Lord Carey, who has become a champion of […]

Out of Town

posted by awelborn

Turkish Prime Minister to Estonia: In late September, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters that when Pope Benedict XVI visits his country later this month, he would “set him straight” with regard to his views on Islam. In […]

Maybe not

posted by awelborn

On the "Vatican permission" received by that Quebecois priest: The Diocese of Joliette has issued a press release after the mainstream media erroneously reported that the Vatican had given permission for a Catholic priest who supports abortion and homosexual ‘marriage’ […]

A moral grammar?

posted by awelborn

A review of a new book: Who doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong? Yet that essential knowledge, generally assumed to come from parental teaching or religious or legal instruction, could turn out to have a quite different origin. […]

To the Cemetery

posted by awelborn

Today, Catholics around the world visit cemeteries to honor and remember their dead, as well as to pray for them. From Poland: Although the tradition of visiting the graves is not confined to Poland, the way it is celebrated here […]

Previous Posts

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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