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November 16, 2006 Archives

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posted by awelborn

Good news from Peru: As pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, which sits more than two miles high on a windswept Andean plain, Maryknoll Father Edmund Cookson has spent decades fighting malnutrition among impoverished farm families. He has […]

Another Catechetical note

posted by awelborn

We talk about catechesis a lot here, and are fairly conversant in what’s happening. Over the past ten years or so, the US bishops have, on paper, taken a more pro-active role in textbook content. There is an Ad Hoc […]

A Whapping Good Time

posted by awelborn

Lots of good stuff over at the Shrine of the Holy Whapping these days – Drew has some excellent historical posts, including a lengthy quote from Ratzinger on Charles Borromeo and true reform, and several really interesting architectural posts from […]


posted by awelborn

There’s an article in a recent issue of Newsweek about a small movement among some Protestants that is totally, absolutely against any kind of contraception or even fertility awareness and conscious birth spacing. Mollie at Get Religion blogs on the […]

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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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