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January 1, 1970 Archives

In a nutshell

posted by awelborn

Here. Do you want to know what’s wrong with catechesis in the Church in these United States? I’ve got it for you, in a nutshell. From one of the mainstream religion (school) series – I can’t remember which publisher it […]

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You’d think that after doing this for 20+ years..

posted by awelborn

…I’d know something. Like: Silence=trouble. I guess I need a refresher course. I think I just got it.

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The Newman Miracle?

posted by awelborn

From CNS: Evidence of an alleged miraculous cure in the Archdiocese of Boston attributed to the intercession of Cardinal John Henry Newman has been sent to the Congregation for Saints’ Causes in Rome. The Roman postulator of the cause, Andrea […]

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Albert the Great

posted by awelborn

Benedict, today: At the end of today’s general audience, the Pope recalled the fact that today is the liturgical feast of St. Albert the Great, "who made ceaseless efforts to establish peace among the peoples of his time," he said, […]

Payback

posted by awelborn

….but in a good way. About 1,800 faithful supporters, who came to the aid of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria when it was rocked by a multimillion-dollar financial scandal six years ago, have been repaid with interest. The diocese […]

Pope! Pope!

posted by awelborn

It’s kind of nice, but also kind of strange, that Michael the Baby recognizes the Pope when he sees him… Anyway…today’s General Audience continued the catechesis on Paul: (scroll down) Today, as in the last two catecheses, we turn to […]

Burke at the USCCB

posted by awelborn

The local paper takes note: BALTIMORE — St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke took center stage during debate on two controversial topics Tuesday as the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops met in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting. Burke, who is trained […]

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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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