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November 3, 2006 Archives

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…just overnight.

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Company Coming

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Coming to the Vatican in the next few weeks Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams on 11/23 Greek Orthodox Patriarch Archbishop Christodoulos Archbishop Christodoulos’ Dec. 14 visit will be the first ever official visit by a Greek church leader to the Vatican, […]

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A Saint’s Name

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CNS story about Italian businesses: Perhaps it is not so unusual that the Vatican, surrounded by Italy, named a parking garage after a saint. A recent nationwide study by the Milan Chamber of Commerce showed that some 21,000 Italian companies […]

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Haggard

posted by awelborn

Admits to buying drugs, but denies using and sex. (That’s the headline at the Colorado Springs Gazette – the actual page, though, is either loading very slowly or not coming up at all – I imagine traffic is VERY heavy.) […]

What did you hear, OC edition

posted by awelborn

Gerald has the goods. Let your inner child come out to play…For those newly arrived at Corpus Christi since last October31st you may not be aware of our most wonderfulcelebration of Halloween on the weekend PRIOR toOctober 31st…which this year […]

What did you hear, early November edition

posted by awelborn

Long-time readers know that I occasionally drag out this feature, in which I ask readers to share their experiences at Mass, focusing primarily on music, homilies and anything "special" that went on. As much as possible, we try to keep […]

No problem

posted by awelborn

Vatican says that Turkish PM’s absence not a problem: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan might be absent from the country during Benedict XVI’s visit, to attend a NATO summit in Latvia. Amid media speculation about Erdogan’s absence, the Vatican […]

Ora et labora

posted by awelborn

Yesterday, Pope Benedict prayed at the tombs of several previous Popes, in the crypt under St. Peter’s, the Vatican Grottos: Pius XII Paul VI John Paul I John Paul II Then today, he headed over to the Pontifical Gregorian University […]

Well, not quite

posted by awelborn

You all have heard about the bizareness related to Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (well, make that former president) and pastor of the New Life Church megachurch in Colorado Springs. He has been accused of […]

Maybe…silence

posted by awelborn

Into the Great Silence – the German documentary about Carthusians, which has received rave reviews and drawn big audiences in Europe, finally has a US distributor. In addition, Zeitgeist films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights for the film Into […]

Petros Eni

posted by awelborn

If you don’t have the itch to go to Rome…this might do it. Elizabeth Lev’s enticing description of the exhibit on the construction of the "new" St. Peter’s, begun (at least on paper) in 1506. Near the entrance, the first […]

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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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