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January 1, 1970 Archives

More on the book

posted by awelborn

From CNS: Announcing the publication Nov. 21, Rizzoli and the Vatican gave reporters copies of the book’s preface and a portion of its introduction. In the preface, signed "Joseph Ratzinger — Benedict XVI," the pope wrote that for decades he […]

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Relativity

posted by awelborn

…the thing is, if I were still living in Florida, and it was 43 degrees outside, I’m be freezing and complaining and looking for a down jacket. …but up here, I stick my head outside into the 43 degree weather […]

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More wisdom

posted by awelborn

from Greg Popcak, picking up on our discussion below: The Catholic helping professional must, of course, be sensitive to this lived experience.  For the client, it represents the sum total of everything they’ve been through.  But for the Catholic helping […]

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Rumblings

posted by awelborn

Dwight Longenecker, excellent writer, Bob Jones grad, former Anglican priest, married father of four who will be ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood (Charleston diocese) in a few days under the Patoral Provision has really intriguing thoughts on what might […]

FYI

posted by awelborn

I’m going to re-open the bookstore next week, so start thinking about what you want! All titles that both of us have written will be available for sale and signing.

Compassionate Conservativism?

posted by awelborn

Conversations have already starting rumbling about Professor Arthur Brooks’s new book, Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth about Compassionate Conservativism. A good place to start seeing what folks are saying is, predictably, at Mirror of Justice, the Catholic legal studies […]

Faith and Science

posted by awelborn

They hate us. They really hate us. There has been no shortage of conferences in recent years, commonly organized by the Templeton Foundation, seeking to smooth over the differences between science and religion and ending in a metaphysical draw. Sponsored […]

Advent of Advent

posted by awelborn

DAN at Holy Whapping has great suggestions for Advent liturgical life. Of course, it’s a bit late, considering these things often get rolling in October, but parish musicians and their friends: put this in the file. 1. Learn some more […]

Weekly PopeWatch

posted by awelborn

Next week’s visit to Turkey will be interesting enough, but this week holds its own newsworthy items. Tomorrow, the pope will visit the Academy of St. Cecilia in Rome, and will, we hope, make some typically harmonious remarks on music. […]

Up to this point…

posted by awelborn

…we’ve had a TomKat free zone. But this was irresistible: The priest of the Italian town where Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes on Saturday  rang his church bells louder and for longer during the couple’s ceremony, to voice his displeasure […]

Moving on..

posted by awelborn

…to the heterosexuals. A WaPo article about the plummeting marriage rate in France The increase in out-of-wedlock birthrates is even more dramatic: Last year, 59 percent of all first-born French children were born to unwed parents, most by choice, not […]

The difference

posted by awelborn

A CNS article on the bishops’ document on pastoral care of homosexuals: Father Schexnayder’s National Association of Catholic Diocesan Lesbian and Gay Ministries includes leaders in such ministry in 55 U.S. Catholic dioceses and 130 parishes. In an e-mail to […]

Cleaning up?

posted by awelborn

No U.S. episcopal appointments today, but Zadok provides context on the Austrian announcement: Also in the Bolletino is the announcement of the appointment of an Auxiliary Bishop to the notorious Austrian diocese of Sankt Polten where there was some very […]

Prima parte

posted by awelborn

Benedict  gets part of his next book finished: Il Santo Padre Benedetto XVI ha terminato di scrivere la prima parte di un libro il cui titolo è Gesù di Nazareth. Dal Battesimo nel Giordano alla Trasfigurazione e lo ha consegnato, […]

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posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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