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November 2006 Archives

Barring snowstorms

posted by awelborn

There’s what we call "weather" coming our way, but at this point, I’m still planning to be in Chicago on Friday and Saturday for two talks: Friday evening at 7:30, for the St. Mary of Angels Young Adult Group – […]

Whose experience

posted by awelborn

Last week, NCR(eporter) published an editorial on the sexuality statements that came out of the USCCB meeting. The editorial’s use of the term "breeding" prompted remarks here and there, since "breeding" and "breeder" are, in this culture, terms of derision […]

A quieter story

posted by awelborn

One of the more interesting Catholic stories over the next couple of weeks involves ordinations. On December 10, many eyes will be on Archbishop Milingo as (he claims)  he ordains three married men to the priesthood at the end of […]

Meanwhile in the PRC

posted by awelborn

The People’s Republic of China, home of the 2008 Summer Olympics, is at it again, holding an ordination of a bishop unapproved by the Vatican and enticing and forcing bishops whose ordinations have been approved to take part: Two bishops […]

Previous Posts

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? 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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