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November 10, 2006 Archives

For all of your Leonine Needs

posted by awelborn

Mike Aquilina – on Leo the Great. Today is the memorial of Pope St. Leo the Great, who reigned 440-461 A.D. Those years were, in the words of the Chinese curse, interesting times. Within the Church, Leo is best known […]

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To the Germans

posted by awelborn

German bishops in the house today: Benedict then spoke about the growing Muslim population of Germany and the necessity of dialogue between the two religions. Muslims, the Pope said, "who hold to their convictions and their rites [ceremonies] with such […]

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Lost forever?

posted by awelborn

"It’s the Feast of the Ascension, and…" I mean, what television show are you going to hear that phrase on, except for Lost? I still don’t get the point of it, but, it was an interesting hook. Okay, Losties…discuss. Have […]

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Wha’ Happened?

posted by awelborn

John Allen explains: The back-story to what happened is that on Sunday evening, the Secretariat of State sent the 2005 draft up to the papal apartment in preparation for Tuesday’s meeting. Hearing nothing, they presumed that Benedict intended to use […]

Blogging priests

posted by awelborn

In the NCR(egiter), Eric Scheske takes a look at blogging priests Eric’s own blog.

Slow posting this AM

posted by awelborn

Baby Michael has his 2-year checkup. To see how he’s busting up that growth chart. Or…not. Later!

Not going anywhere

posted by awelborn

Jonah Goldberg’s piece on the stubborness of religion: For decades, students of modernization subscribed to an overriding assumption that, to paraphrase sociologist Peter Berger, more modernity means less religion. In the 1960s (and 1930s and 1890s), liberals were convinced that […]

Preparation

posted by awelborn

The Ecumencial Patriarchate of Constantinople has set up a website for the Pope’s visit to Turkey.

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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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