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January 1, 1970 Archives

TurkeyBlogging

posted by awelborn

Pope and Patriarch A Flickr Page from contributers to the Pope and Patriarch Blog Jim Geraghty at NRO It is unlikely that Turkey will have a warm-and-fuzzy attitude towards Christianity in our lifetime; or at least not for a while […]

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Do you live in Mobile?

posted by awelborn

There’s a Gregorian Chant workshop at the Cathedral this coming Saturday, underwritten by the Archdiocese, so there’s no charge!

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Looking for the speeches?

posted by awelborn

They’re not up on the Vatican website yet, but trusty Vatican Radio has transcripts of both, as well as reports on the visit so far.

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Summary of Day One

posted by awelborn

Allen: Yet in his later address to the diplomatic corps in Turkey, Benedict returned to the two themes which have formed the core of his message to Muslims: the need to reject terrorism, and the need for “reciprocity,” meaning religious […]

BTW

posted by awelborn

The Pope is speaking to the group with the President of Religoius Affairs. I mention it because he’s speaking in ENGLISH and you can watch and listen and not have to wait days for a translation…. The Vatican television link. […]

Nativity Story

posted by awelborn

The American Papist saw it – But now a couple of the flaws (or more softly, insufficiencies) I found. The movie seems undecided which way it wants to go. On the one hand it wants the deep drama associated with […]

Compare and contrast

posted by awelborn

At First Things, Wesley Smith compares attitudes: Simon Barnes’ towards his Downs Syndrome son (blogged here last week) and Peter Singer’s toward..a lot of people. What a stark difference between the attitudes of these two men toward the weakest and […]

The trip

posted by awelborn

Keep your eye on American Papist and Papa Ratzinger Forum So far, the Pope has met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (in which he voiced his support for Turkey’s entrance into the EU) at the airport, visited the […]

Ad of the day

posted by awelborn

Complete tables of contents here. Note – these are hardcover books, and very nicely designed. They’re also different from most other saints books in that they are thematically arranged, rather than simply chronologically or alphabetically. The Heroes book includes, besides […]

Idiocy of the day

posted by awelborn

Perhaps you saw this on Drudge: A public Christmas festival is no place for the Christmas story, the city says. Officials have asked organizers of a downtown Christmas festival, the German Christkindlmarket, to reconsider using a movie studio as a […]

Catechetical Wiki

posted by awelborn

Ian of the excellent Catholic bookstore Aquinas and More has a blog, Musings from a Catholic Bookstore. He also has an intriguing new project that will require a lot of assistance – a wiki-type page for review of Catechetical materials: […]

Liturgical Matters

posted by awelborn

Over at TLM, Matthew has posted on proposed renovations to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney the see of Cardinal Pell. He’s concerned: The design has been undertaken at breakneck speed, to spruce up the church for the arrival of the […]

Megapost

posted by awelborn

Deep breath. In which I will attempt to clean out my email box. Don’t take the grouping of these posts in one spot as an indication of their lack of importance or interest. Not so. Enjoy. Meep has thoughts on […]

On the plane:

posted by awelborn

John Allen reports: Aboard the Alitalia Airbus A-321, Benedict responded to three questions which had been collected from journalists in advance. The pope did not use notes, and appeared to speak extemporaneously. He apologized at the end for not having […]

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