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November 7, 2006 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]


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 […]

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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? 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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