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January 1, 1970 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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…

Latinity

posted by awelborn

(and Greek) Trying to give some encouragement: So, in a bid to stem the decline, on Oct. 30 the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences launched a competition for journalists. An award will be given to the journalist who best shows an […]

Prayers Answered

posted by awelborn

A nice note from a reader and pray-er of Michael’s Church’s Most Powerful Novenas book, which has, incidentally, been reissued in a new edition that’s in more of that prayer book format, with a leatherette cover, etc. It’s not here […]

Erie Trials

posted by awelborn

Over the past few days, in Erie, a canonical trial of a prominent New York priest has been conducted. A NYtimes article: Mr. Donohue, 42, is the accusing witness in the church trial of Monsignor Kavanagh, the most prominent priest […]

Sister…

posted by awelborn

Andrea Jaeger! Twenty-five years ago, Andrea Jaeger was the brat of the women’s tennis tour. While rising to No. 2 in the world, she tells PEOPLE she sometimes screamed at linesmen and was standoffish to competitors. Cut to the present: […]

Speaking of music…

posted by awelborn

The 10:30 Mass at St. Peter’s this morning was Mozart’s Coronation Mass – Cardinal Christoph Schönborn celebrated. I thought I read somewhere that the Pope would deliver a short address at the end of Mass, but I’m not sure if […]

The Angelus

posted by awelborn

From earlier today: The day for those who pray (Pro orantibus), which is celebrated on 21 November, the commemoration of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple, is traditionally dedicated to remembering cloistered religious communities. The value of this day […]

Your musical Pope passage of the day

posted by awelborn

Last night, Pope Benedict attended a concert given by the Berlin Philharmonia Quartet, "hosted" by Federal President Horst Koehler of Germany. He said, in part (translated by Teresa Benedetta at PRF): When soloists make music together, each individual is required […]

Also from Columbus

posted by awelborn

…there was a football game or something there yesterday, right? A reader writes: This falls way down low on the scale of importance, but as an Ohio State fan, I wanted to pass this along. Buckeye Coach Jim Tressel is […]

Third Orders

posted by awelborn

A very nice story from the Columbus paper about third orders (thanks, Kevin) Like Bowen, Jodelle Lorenz of Dublin, 75, was impressed as a highschool student in Dayton when sisters and priests talked about the religious life. Ten years ago, […]

‘Pologies

posted by awelborn

From the pastor of Christ the King parish in the Orange County diocese – the celebrant of the Halloween Mass. In this week’s bulletin: November 8, 2006 Dear Bishop Brown: Since 1998, when we first began celebrating liturgies here in […]

The sausage grinder

posted by awelborn

That’s what they call the process of pulling stories together for newspapers and magazines. God knows what’s going to come out. So yes, I’m quoted in this TIME article – the cover story on the Pope (and in case you’re […]

Pro Multis

posted by awelborn

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf has a bit of context on the mandate from the Congregation for Divine Worship that "pro multis" in the Eucharistic Prayers be translated as "for many" not as "for all." (it is translated as "for all" in […]

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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?
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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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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