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January 1, 1970 Archives

Children’s book of the week

posted by awelborn

This one’s a keeper – as in, check it out of the library, read it, then go to Amazon or whatnot and buy it. Really, a marvelous book (published in September) – a delight for parents to read, the child […]

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If you don’t read comments..

posted by awelborn

…do read those on the Spooky post below. Highlights: Fr. Mike: As soon as these clerical slapheads turned away from the altar, they saw all these eyes upon themselves, and drew the obvious conclusion: it’s all about me. Henry: …in […]

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Swiss Watch

posted by awelborn

Today, the Pope met with Swiss bishops. I don’t think it was an ad limina visit, strictly speaking. The Vatican Information Service reports : Early this morning, Benedict XVI presided at a Eucharistic concelebration in the Vatican’s "Redemptoris Mater" Chapel, […]

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Spooky

posted by awelborn

We blogged a bit about the Halloween Mass at a parish in Orange County, CA – the liturgy is quickly becoming more notorious than almost anything that ever took place at St. Joan of Arc in MN. There’s a video […]

Christians in Iraq, the continuing story

posted by awelborn

A bishop from Kirkuk has another perspective: Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, has spoken out against a US initiative to Stopp the possible extinction of Christians from the country. The prelate described as “impossible” American plans to […]

From the Emailbox

posted by awelborn

Links for you from my emailbox and surfing: Christopher Blosser’s mega-super-gigantic Benedict roundup for October. Fr. Neuhaus was in Cleveland last week, speaking on the pro-life movment; Dave Hartline report (Also check out information about Dave’s forthcoming book, The Tide […]

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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 ...

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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