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December 11, 2006 Archives

St. Paul Presser

posted by awelborn

Today, there was a press conference at the Vatican regarding St. Paul’s tomb at St.-Paul-Outside-the-Walls. Fr. Z was there had some interesting observations – including his account of what is being reported as a Cardinal "belittling" reporters , what relics […]

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Reminders…

posted by awelborn

Michael’s looking for input on a book he’s doing w/Fr. Groeschel. The responses so far have been very helpful, he says. Books for Sale! The bookstores is still open, and this week woulld really be the best week to order […]

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Moon-Stallings-Milingo

posted by awelborn

John Allen lays out the connections and probable motivations. This tissue of connections between Moon, the Unification Movement, African-American clergy, and the broader spread of Moon’s message helps explain why the Vatican has taken the Milingo phenomenon more seriously than […]

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Time flies..

posted by awelborn

Shawn at TLM reports on what a French paper is saying: The Ecclesia Dei commission is meeting tomorrow on the whole subject. Benedict XVI shortens the timelines [?] for the reconciliation of the followers Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. The Commission, “Ecclesia […]

Dignity

posted by awelborn

Warning: Messy, free-ranging post ahead. Last week, Bishop Paul Loverde issued a pastoral letter on pornography. We stand at a threshold – either we can continue to allow this plague to spread with fewer and fewer checks, or we can […]

What did you see and hear?

posted by awelborn

Second Sunday of Advent edition! We attended the traditionally German parish with the efficient liturgies – a priest whose picture is next to "Low Key" in the dictionary, a fabulous organist but a music minister (the organist? I really don’t […]

Looking East

posted by awelborn

Cardinal Zen with more to say: The diocese of Hong Kong is preparing to appeal against the dismissal by the Court of First Instance of a judicial review of the government’s school management reforms. This was revealed yesterday by Cardinal […]

Apocalypto?

posted by awelborn

Who saw it? What did you think? The American Papist has a lengthy review Anthony Lane in the New Yorker: Apocalypto” is a pathological work of art. It is neither gratuitous nor casual; Gibson is not trying out an idea […]

Still recovering

posted by awelborn

15 months later, the Mississippi coast has a ways to go: Bendas, who has been working with the Biloxi diocese, said he is always struck by the devastation that remains. "I don’t know why people suddenly think everything is OK […]

Good news

posted by awelborn

Rector released Fr Samy Al Raiys (photo), rector of the major seminary of the Chaldean Patriarchate in Baghdad, has been released after six days in captivity. The news about his release was published on the official internet site of the […]

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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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