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January 1, 1970 Archives

Half full or half empty?

posted by awelborn

Douglas Bandow on the maybe not-so-bad news from Election ’06 Nevertheless, pro-life votes were lost. However, over the long term the drop in GOP abortion opponents might be balanced by the rise in the number of pro-life Democrats. So far […]

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Say what?

posted by awelborn

Everything’s relative…I suppose. From the Gonzaga student paper: The Gregorian Schola, which sings the music for the Gregorian chant Mass in the Jesuit House Chapel, provides a refreshing break from the traditional Catholic Mass. Jeffrey Tucker comments More good stuff […]

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On the meeting

posted by awelborn

As you know, the Pope had a meeting yesterday with the heads of Curial dicasteries, inspired, apparently, by the Milingo situation. The official account of the meeting: This morning, Nov. 16, in the Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father presided over […]

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A choice of museums

posted by awelborn

Elizabeth Lev points out some connections: The Patrons of the Vatican Museums were formed in 1983 as an international society organized from within the Holy See institution. The Patrons were dedicated to supporting and maintaining the art of the Vatican […]

In Ireland

posted by awelborn

John Allen has been in Ireland the past couple of days and reports on a chat with Archbishop Diarmiud Martin of Dublin: (remember, the bishops of Ireland recently concluded their ad limina visit in Rome, in which the topic of […]

American Born Chinese

posted by awelborn

Honestly, here’s a story that the Catholic press needs to pick up. It’s pretty awesome. Gene Yang is an artist and comic book author who’s been on my radar for a couple of years now. He’s sent me copies of […]

Heads up and out

posted by awelborn

Dimitri Cavalli, in today’s WSJ: The town of Bridgeport, W.Va. (pop. 7,300), recently became the site of the latest skirmish in the culture wars. Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and the West Virginia chapter of 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 ...

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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