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November 9, 2006 Archives

Get your Pope Calendar

posted by awelborn

To benefit a Rwandan orphanage The calendar, to be released Nov. 23 by the Catholic magazine Famiglia Cristiana, features 14 photographs of Pope Benedict taken in August at the papal summer villa in Castel Gandolfo. The calendar will sell in […]

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It is as it was?

posted by awelborn

The Nativity Story will premeire….at the Vatican. The Nativity Story will become the first film ever to premiere at the Vatican, the film’s distributor has announced. The film, which is due to be released December 1, will be shown on […]

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Jaw-dropping sound byte of the day

posted by awelborn

Heard on the radio while I was walking (it’s 71 degrees here today!), at the top of the hour. I’m not sure if it was the local news guy or a national feed. But here’s how it went down: (Archived […]

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Information

posted by awelborn

Over at Mere Comments, Lee Podles posts on an article in Der Spiegel about a Hungarian Cardinal who was an informant for the Communist government for decades: Not only was Paskai informing on his fellow priests, the majority of the […]

Catching up with the Pope

posted by awelborn

After that whole Swiss debacle a couple of days ago, we’re a little behind on figuring out What Does The Pope Really Say? So, in the interest of catching up . the VIS summary of what he REALLY said to […]

Allen in SC

posted by awelborn

Speaking of Gashwin (sort of – see below), John Allen spoke at the University of South Carolina last night, and has reflections: Finally, a young woman from Belgium, whose name I unfortunately didn’t catch, wanted to press me on what […]

Confession

posted by awelborn

A Christian Science Monitor story on a priest who has taken on a unique task: The confessions that Father Patrick Desbois receives don’t come from his parishioners. They are not made behind closed doors. They don’t even come from his […]

Latin Quarter

posted by awelborn

Various statements, interviews and such have been coming from the French bishops all week, as they have met in Lourdes. Their comments have only served to deepen the mystery of exactly what is going on with this rumored "Freeing of […]

Why St. John Lateran?

posted by awelborn

Today is the feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. Why? It’s the Pope’s church, as Bishop of Rome – so, in a sense, it’s the parish church of every Catholic. Today the Church […]

Early Music Peeps…

posted by awelborn

Give a listen to Sunday’s Early Music Show on BBC3: Lucie Skeaping visits Eton College in Berkshire to look at the Eton Choirbook, the most outstanding choirbook to have survived the Reformation. She is joined by Jeremy Summerly and they […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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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