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December 1, 2006 Archives

Getting ready..

posted by awelborn

Check out the Catholic Homeschooling Carnival for lots of great links, including many that are Advent-related.

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Let the wind blow…

posted by awelborn

I’m off to Chicago. If you’re there, come see me at Mary of Angels tonight or around noon at the Daughters of St. Paul bookstore tomorrow. Comments closed!

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Summing up

posted by awelborn

Sandro Magister: On the feast of saint Andrew, Benedict XVI entered the Blue Mosque in Istanbul with the cross of Jesus clearly visible upon his chest. He paused before the mihrab facing Mecca, and prayed in silence beside the grand […]

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What the Patriarch preached

posted by awelborn

Fr. Z notes the Ecumenical Patriarch’s homily yesterday and annotates it. The homily was on liturgy – its definition and power.  The homily, whether purposefully or not, highlights a division between Roman Catholicism and Orthodoxy less frequently noted than issues […]

Advent on the way

posted by awelborn

Steve Gushee is a columnist for the Palm Beach Post. He’s also an Episcopal priest and wrote a couple of columns last year, one sneering at the Terry Schiavo case and the other sneering at DVC concern, that prompted me […]

The Detroit Flock

posted by awelborn

When I posted that article about Bishop Flores of Detroit a couple of days ago, I noted to myself the odd way the article ended – a few paragraphs about Hispanics leaving the Catholic Church. Other readers noted it as […]

Chicago peeps…

posted by awelborn

Tell me what it’s like…got a decision to make…

The departure

posted by awelborn

At the Papa Ratzinger Forum, Teresa B. translates a report: "This trip took place in utmost serenity," he said. "At every step, I saw how the authorities had done everything possible (to make it safe) and how the citizens cooperated […]

About the flip-flop

posted by awelborn

John Allen tries to sort through the whole EU thing, using William Donohue’s blast of the reporting on the matter as a jumping off point. Yesterday, William Donohue of the Catholic League issued a statement blasting the press coverage, calling […]

posted by awelborn

The Pope’s homily today, from the Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul (originally delivered in French) Gathered this morning in this house of prayer consecrated to the Lord, how can we not evoke the other […]

A Koran-Kissing Moment?

posted by awelborn

Ah, here we go. On Thursday, the Pope visited two structures associated with Islam: the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. What did he do in those places that is the question. Some are going berserk about what happened at […]

The Man in White’s Burden

posted by awelborn

Fr. Raymond de Souza brings the events of the last week together in NRO: Indeed, the last week has highlighted how it now falls to the pope to speak for global Christianity in a way that was not anticipated 40 […]

More on the new bishop

posted by awelborn

When the appointment of new Detroit auxiliary Bishop Flores was announced, our comments box and emailbox was flooded with good wishes and high praise from people who knew him. It continues – this from a correspondent: I was in the […]

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