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January 1, 1970 Archives

That Crazy Pope

posted by awelborn

The Telegraph, of course: The Pope has shocked theologians and opened a chink in the theory of papal infallibility by saying that people should feel free to disagree with what he has written in his latest book, a meditation on […]

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Dr. Williams’ Day

posted by awelborn

Here’s a 15-minute interview on Vatican Radio with Dr. Rowan Williams. Interesting reflections on Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue, female bishops, his talk on St. Benedict, and, finally, his talk today at a prayer service in rememberance of seven Melanesian brothers, Anglican […]

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“It doesn’t work”

posted by awelborn

I said in a post below about the whole idea of constantly molding and fixing the Mass to shape the perceived "needs" and "character" of the community…"it doesn’t work." A couple of people took issue with me, which is good. […]

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All I want…

posted by awelborn

In "Boo" below, Peter Nixon writes: The other day Amy talked about people who say things like “I’m not a liturgical hardliner, but…” I certainly would put myself in this category. I’m not pining for a return to the Latin […]

Boo

posted by awelborn

One of the constant temptations of this blog is to slide into "pick on the parish" mode. It’s so easy. Like fish in a barrel, she said imaginatively, even though National Cliche Day was long past. There is such a […]

Well, that’s done

posted by awelborn

Actually, it wasn’t the grown-up Living Faith, but rather the equally excellent Living Faith for Kids. The writing is a bit simpler, I suppose because I can very easily slip into "think like a child" mode. It’s a daily devotional, […]

An assault..

posted by awelborn

…in more ways than one. The assassination of Lebanese Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel was "an operation trying to kill the hope of the people," said Father Joseph Abu Ghazale, parish priest at the Maronite Catholic Church of St Anthony’s, about […]

Laocoon

posted by awelborn

An anniversary: On a cold January morning in 1506, a spectacular marble statue was unearthed in a hillside vineyard in central Rome. The sculptural group depicted Laocoon, a Trojan high priest, and his two sons being strangled by a sea […]

I just have one question..

posted by awelborn

Why was Uncle Junior visiting the Pope? (Of course it’s President Napolitano of the Italian Republic….)

St. Cecilia..

posted by awelborn

…pray for us! Please! Here’s a really nice page – looks like a student project from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt. Good links, context on St. Cecilia in music and art.

Benedict and the Future of Europe

posted by awelborn

On Tuesday, Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams spoke at St. Anselmo, a Benedictine institution in Rome. Here is the text of his talk. The "Benedict" is St. Benedict, and here is Williams’ program: I shall outline three aspects of […]

The Road to Damascus

posted by awelborn

The Chaldean Catholic bishop of Aleppo, Syria on the Iraqi refugee situation: According to Mgr Antoine Audo, Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo, Catholic leaders in Syria are grappling with a massive 25,000 refugees desperate to escape from Iraq. During a recent […]

Whoops

posted by awelborn

…so I’m talking to my oldest son last night. Who’s telling me about a conversation he had with a co-worker down there in Atlanta. They’re talking about being Catholic and joking about forming some sort of Catholic support group in […]

Of Paul and Lebanon

posted by awelborn

Today’s General Audience, mostly in the rain: The murder of the Christian minister, Pierre Gemayel in Beirut yesterday evening should prompt the Lebanese people to work together to build national unity and countries with the welfare of the Middle East […]

Your read of the day

posted by awelborn

A robust, bracing piece from Simon Barnes the chief sports writer of the (UK) Times on life with his Downs’ Syndrome son, Eddie. So Eddie was born, and I have spent the subsequent five years living with him. Not living […]

The Preface

posted by awelborn

Sandro Magister has reprinted the Pope’s preface to his forthcoming book. At this moment, it’s not been translated into English on that site, but might be by morning. We’ll see. Teresa Benedetta has whiipped out a translation for us, though. […]

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

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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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