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November 19, 2006 Archives

Catechetical Gripe of the Day

posted by awelborn

(From the take-home booklet based on Luke 10:25-37) "A man asked Jesus, ‘How can I be a good neighbor?’" Er….no he didn’t. Which is all the more irritating since the real point of the parable is far more radical than […]

An interview that will go down in infamy

posted by awelborn

Well, there’s been worse. But the Bishop Kate Schori interview in the NYTimes Magazine is gaining fast. Especially this part. How many members of the Episcopal Church are there in this country? About 2.2 million. It used to be larger […]

Duc in Altum

posted by awelborn

Rich Leonardi points us to an article in today’s Enquirer about St. Peter Claver Latin School for Boys in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. In an Over-the-Rhine elementary school, a couple of dozen boys learn Latin and Spanish beginning in kindergarten. In […]

Feeling his age…

posted by awelborn

Meditating on the swift passage of time…. Note to grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins: Joseph thanks you very much for Michael’s presents…

Previous Posts

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?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 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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