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November 24, 2006 Archives

Good things north and south

posted by awelborn

Both via New Liturgical Movement. First, a parish in Vancouver really putting serious effort into sacred music: The Montreal-born Jarvis has many years of experience in sacred church music as a performer and conductor. He has toured various countries, including […]

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On the visit

posted by awelborn

Damian Thompson has a lively interpretation of this week’s Anglican-RC dialogue, with some speculation about Dr. Williams’ future: Dr Rowan Williams’s first official encounter with a Pope was a sad affair: he had to lean close to John Paul II […]

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Turning to Turkey

posted by awelborn

The visit begins on Tuesday, so coverage will slowly be ramping up. First, from AsiaNews: It is no secret that the Turkish people have little liking for Benedict XVI. The Turks, sorry to say, do not like Pope Ratzinger. And […]

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Papal Calendar

posted by awelborn

Zadok’s got his I don’t think they’re order-able from over here. But maybe you can figure it out if you want. They’re already on Ebay – in the auction that will end in a few hours, at this point, the […]

Living History

posted by awelborn

The Pope spoke to employees of the Vatican Museums last night: Yesterday evening, in the Hall of Blessings in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, Benedict XVI received directors and employees of the Vatican Museums, which this year are celebrating their fifth […]

Sanctuary

posted by awelborn

The Missionaries of Charity run a home for unwed mothers in Chicago – the Tribune reports: But the Missionaries of Charity home in Chicago doesn’t take any federal or church aid. "The sisters have faith that donations will come in," […]

Life is full of them

posted by awelborn

Challenge #1: Admitting the truth, deciding to live in the now, and finally picking up some reading glasses. On your son’s second birthday, you note with rueful irony. Challenge #2: Not losing said reading glasses at least 3 times a […]

Nativity Story Tip Sheet

posted by awelborn

The reviews for The Nativity Story are starting to come in and Peter Chattaway notes reviewers are already getting themselves tied in knots, theology-wise. People: Immaculate Conception: the belief that Mary was redeemed by God, i.e. preserved from original sin […]

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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 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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