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posted by awelborn

In a comment on this post on Archbishop Rowan Williams’ forthcoming official visit to Pope Benedict, William Tighe mentions something he’s heard On her blog, Ruth Gledhill picks it up and runs: The comment on Titus was posted by the […]

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The Gathering

posted by awelborn

Speaking of Leeds, as we did below, the Roman Catholic and Anglican bishops of England and Wales met yesterday and today there. Here’s their statement from today: Statement from Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal […]

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The voyage to Turkey

posted by awelborn

An editorial from America: Among Turkey’s elites there is profound fear of political and cultural fragmentation, particularly of secession on the part of the sizable Kurdish population. Intellectual dissent from the standards of official Turkish identity—by acknowledging, for example, the […]

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Changing Times

posted by awelborn

TIME notices that some religious orders are, indeed, growing… The main article is a look at some women who are entering religious life. It’s not exactly a piece on religious orders that are growing. The focus is definitely individual rather […]

What the old folks know

posted by awelborn

Today, Joseph was telling me, at typically great length, about art class. He was explaining how they had made little pots, and had to paint it, and he decided to paint his green, so he went to green table, and […]

Can’t blame her

posted by awelborn

So, the pediatrician tells me that she is shutting down her practice and moving at the end of December. I say, "Oh, that’s too bad." She looks almost abashed and says, "I got an offer I couldn’t refuse." "Where?" "Orlando…" […]

CourageMan

posted by awelborn

The blogger CourageMan looks at the bishops’ document on ministry to homosexuals, and is impressed and grateful.

The Docs

posted by awelborn

The big 3 are online now. pdf files.

Discussion of the Eucharist document

posted by awelborn

Going on now…if you’re watching and would like to comment, please do. I won’t be able to watch any more. I did just catch Bishop Bruskewitz getting up, right off, on the general document – quoting Ratzinger over and over […]

News Flash

posted by awelborn

This is startling – or not. Years ago, a friend of mine commented that there was a hidden "epidemic" of strokes among young women who used birth control pills and (usually) smoked as well. Although the former, in patch form […]

The Presser

posted by awelborn

Some notes from the press conference, but then I’m working on other stuff, and am not going to allow myself to watch the afternoon session… The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter asked why there was the resistance to Archbishop Burke’s suggestion […]

On Homosexual Inclination

posted by awelborn

They are going through amendments there has been a request to consider separately. They have the amendments in front of them, but we don’t know what they are. So it’s hard to follow. Archbishop Burke is speaking about Courage and […]

Talking About Music

posted by awelborn

A USCCB moment: They just voted on the Music Directory issue (approved w/88% yes) but before that considered an amendment from Bishop Vigneron of Oakland. He proposed a process similar to the conformity guidelines for catechetical textbooks. His point was […]

A CofE bishop speaks..

posted by awelborn

Strongly… The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has accused the BBC of bias against Christianity and says the broadcaster fears a terrorist backlash if it is critical of Islam. The archbishop, the second most senior figure in the Church […]

AmPa on the job

posted by awelborn

The American Papist is providing excellent wrap-ups of the USCCB conference – with links to media coverage, and so on.

World Day of Migrants

posted by awelborn

The Pope’s message: On the occasion of the coming World Day of Migrants and Refugees, and looking at the Holy Family of Nazareth, icon of all families, I would like to invite you to reflect on the condition of the […]

Indulge us

posted by awelborn

I do hope the USCCB puts up the address of James Cardinal Stafford of the Apostolic Penitentiary, just delivered in Baltimore. It was quite fascinating, and his quiet, humble delivery just added to the interest, to me at least. He […]

About those Anglicans

posted by awelborn

A few days ago, folks went predictably beserk about the "Anglican Church" supposedly affirming the British Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecology’s statement about euthanizing severely disabled newborns. Well, it just wasn’t so: The Church of England’s decision to support […]

Leeds, restored

posted by awelborn

From England: A select congregation including the Pope’s personal representative, Archbishop Faustino Sainz Munoz, and around 30 bishops of England and Wales were at the Mass in which £2million of restoration work was seen for the first time. The 15-month […]

From Houston to Rome

posted by awelborn

An artist meets the Pope: Alice Lok Cahana survived the Holocaust to become an artist of international renown. The most recent acknowledgment of her work was given by Pope Benedict XVI last month in St. Peter’s Basilica. The pontiff met […]

About that 11/16 meeting…

posted by awelborn

Reuters says that Milingo/celibacy will be the issue: Pope Benedict has called a meeting of Vatican advisers for a "reflection" on issues related to celibacy in the Church following a schism led by a renegade African archbishop who wants priests […]

The Swiss, again

posted by awelborn

It’s hard to keep track, but here’s more words from Benedict to the Swiss bishops. A summary of his closing talk to the Swiss bishops – again, delivered off-the-cuff, on November 9. Another theme to which the Holy Father turned […]

Protest

posted by awelborn

Against a deer kill: Two women were arrested after they chained themselves to the front doors of a Catholic diocese building to protest the authorized killing of deer on church property. "We’re appealing to members of the diocese who respect […]

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