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November 6, 2006 Archives

Wisconsin Reactions

posted by awelborn

A piece from Wisconsin on reactions to Bishop Morlino of Madison’s recorded message on the referenda for vote tomorrow that he required to be played at Mass this past weekend. Via Closed Cafeteria If you’re in the Diocese of Madison…what […]

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Faith and Science

posted by awelborn

Today, the Pope addressed – in English – a meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences There is one final reflection that the subject of your Assembly can suggest to us today. As some of the papers presented in the […]

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The Pope and Islam

posted by awelborn

John Allen spoke in the Dallas area this weekend – anyone see him? His talk at the University of Dallas was on Benedict and Islam: The heart of my argument in that lecture is that Pope Benedict XVI may well […]

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Overload

posted by awelborn

The political news is going full throttle, of course, and I just can’t keep up. Besides – why not just wait until we know what happened, and expend our analytical energy there? There’s a nice wrap-up of Amendment 2 blogging […]

Children of Men

posted by awelborn

I’d been looking forward to the film version of PD James’ novel about the end of fertility – it’s 2027, and no babies have been born, no pregnancies have occured in 18 years, and no one knows why. The novel […]

Indult Nerves

posted by awelborn

The liturgiciblogosphere has been lurching back and forth over the past few days, attempting to follow the story of Whatever Is Coming. Cardinal Ricard, Archbishop of Bourdeaux and president of the French bishops’ conference, as well as a member of […]

No slippery slope, no none at all.

posted by awelborn

Just a myth: We’ll take care of it – if you only let us: ONE of Britain’s royal medical colleges is calling on the health profession to consider permitting the euthanasia of seriously disabled newborn babies. The proposal by the […]

Panoramic Tours!

posted by awelborn

This is great – a photographer’s site on which he has posted several panoramic tours of, among things, several churches in the Midwest, mostly in the Cincinnati/Covington area, but also including the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and the Trappist […]

Reforming in Columbus

posted by awelborn

This past weekend, Marcus Grodi’s Coming Home Network sponsored a "deep in history" conference in Columbus, OH, focusing on the English Reformation. It sounds like an excellent conference. Jay Anderson has three posts on the conference on his blog, including […]

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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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