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November 20, 2006 Archives

Santa Rosa Reprieve

posted by awelborn

Bishop will avoid charges: Bishop Daniel Walsh of the Santa Rosa Catholic Diocese will avoid criminal charges for delaying a report of suspected child sex abuse if he successfully completes a four-month counseling diversion program. Sonoma County District Attorney Stephan […]

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Books Received

posted by awelborn

I am DREADFULLY behind on reviewing books for grown-ups around here, and will try to start remedying that this evening. But I want to tell you about the fabulous volume that just arrived in the mail. Pub date is 1/3, […]

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Prayers

posted by awelborn

..for blogger/novice Gashwin Gomes’ father: The cancer has (thankfully) not spread, but the tumor in his left lung is still pretty large and active. This Friday, he’s having surgery to have his entire lung removed. The operation will take place […]

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Help Emily!

posted by awelborn

Emily Stimpson, a freelance writes that she is working on a story for a Catholic paper on Buddhism: …What are the main beliefs and practices, what do we have in common with them, and why can good Catholics also not […]

Lincoln Bound

posted by awelborn

The Lincoln paper looks at the Diocese of Lincoln, focusing on folks who have moved there specifically because of the tone and direction of the diocese, with interviews with a few who disagree.

Incoming

posted by awelborn

Evangelical Catholicism reports: In a clear advance for the pro-life cause in politics, President Bush today appointed obstetrition and gynecologist Eric Keroack to head the federal Office of Population Affairs. Keroack, who opposes abortion, pre-marital sex and the use of […]

Remembering

posted by awelborn

Yesterday, in LA In an event that mixed moments of sadness and exuberance, Roman Catholic members of the Vietnamese American community gathered Sunday to remember the difficult origins of their faith and celebrate their current triumphs. Nearly 5,000 people arrived […]

On religious freedom

posted by awelborn

Benedict today: Religious freedom is not only the individual right of each person to profess and display one’s faith, but it is also the collective right of families, groups and the Church itself, and engages civil power to “create conditions […]

Political ads and the Catholic press

posted by awelborn

There ought to be a law. Or at least some kind of self-regulation. Catholic publications should accept no political advertising from candidates, and perhaps, I’m tempted to say, not even issue-related advertising. In Michigan during the last election, there was […]

“It’s Un-Christian!”

posted by awelborn

The pastor at the parish we usually attend (that of "Lights! Lights!") could have his photograph next to the entry on "Low Key" in the dictionary, if there was one. Really. Even though he strikes us as being the Robert […]

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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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