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January 1, 1970 Archives

Wasn’t that a Carly Simon song?

posted by awelborn

"Pro-crast-i-nation…" Well, no, not quite. But yet: The Warholizer via (for me) the deadliest Time-Waster of all (since I’m not a game player) – The Generator Blog Okay, okay:

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More Lincoln

posted by awelborn

The CNS article: After the Vatican decision, Bishop Bruskewitz said he felt a duty to lead the people under his pastoral care away from organizations perilous to the faith. "Parents have to tell children that they can’t test everything in […]

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Once more to the Blue Mosque

posted by awelborn

John Allen makes sense: Why the explanatory vacuum? The answer, at least implicitly, seems to be the following: This pope is his own gloss. In other words, precisely because this was Joseph Ratzinger, it is difficult to imagine that the […]

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Healing Ministry

posted by awelborn

This is from yesterday’s WSJ – many thanks to the readers who passed it on. The link will only be active for about a week more, so read it now! The Congregation of the Children of the Immaculate Conception (appropriate […]

Next up…

posted by awelborn

Jesus really is my boyfriend: John Podhoretz, at The Corner: From Variety, news of a new romantic comedy called Prodigal Son: "Story revolves around a workaholic single woman who is set up on a date by her mother. Her date, […]

Vote for Rachel!

posted by awelborn

Rachel Balducci’s "Testosterhome" blog is up for "Best Parenting Blog" at the 2006 Weblog Awards. Go vote!

IC in Rome

posted by awelborn

Naturally enough, it being a Marian feastday and all, the Pope prayed the Angelus with pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square today and had some words: "Full of grace" – in the original Greek, kecharitomene – it is the most beautiful […]

Meeting the Pope

posted by awelborn

Teresa Benedetto transcribes a Vatican Radio interview with one of the bishops from Lazio (the region in which Rome is located), who made their ad limina visit this week: The ‘rite’ is very simple. You enter, the Pope shakes your […]

Wondering about that IC?

posted by awelborn

David’s Scott article on the dogma. He does an excellent job of setting the historical context. explaining the conflicts over the idea among theologians through history, and so on: One hundred and fifty years later, the dogma of the Immaculate […]

On the tomb of St. Paul:

posted by awelborn

Reported elsewhere throughout the week, but a good summary in the Telegraph today: The tomb of St Paul the Apostle has been found under one of Rome’s largest churches and the stone coffin will shortly be raised to the surface […]

Greene in the Tablet

posted by awelborn

We blogged an earlier review/description of the new collection of Graham Greene writings that had originally appeared in The Tablet. But we’ve got to blog this one, too – by David Lodge. The review also treats another new book on […]

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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