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December 13, 2006 Archives

Sad, sad

posted by awelborn

Billy Graham’s sons in conflict about their parents’ graves. Franklin wants them buried as the last stop on the tour of a memorial library that the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is building in Charlotte. A tour that begins with a […]

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Er…thanks.

posted by awelborn

From Grace Church  – Episcopal – in Newark. Forum for Disaffected Roman Catholics We invite Roman Catholics whose spiritual lives are groundedin the Mass and in the Sacramentsbut who cannot endorse the Vatican’s authoritarian pronouncementson issues such as contraception, abortion, […]

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No chance against the big boyz

posted by awelborn

Benedict’s book on Jesus will be published by Doubleday: Pope Benedict XVI’s next book, Jesus of Nazareth, has been acquired by Random House imprint Doubleday. The first book from Benedict since he became pope, the title is scheduled for publication […]

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How could I forget?

posted by awelborn

It’s Wednesday – General Audience day: “Those who believe in God should be careful to devote themselves to good works; these things are excellent and profitable to everyone.” This declaration of Paul is especially linked to the time of Advent, […]

Breakfast with Archbishop Chaput

posted by awelborn

Last week, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver was the keynote speaker at the Orange County Catholic Prayer Breakfast (which I was supposed to mention here on the blog before it happened, but forgot to…so sorry Michelle!). Blogger Jake blogged on […]

Relations

posted by awelborn

An AsiaNews article on current relations between the Vatican and Israel, in the form of an interview with Honorable Oded Ben Hur, Israeli ambassador to the Holy See, Deliberations of the Holy See-Israel bilateral commission are set to resume today […]

Intriguing discovery

posted by awelborn

More from St. Paul’s : Archaeologists digging to reach the tomb of St Paul have stumbled across a life-size "sketch" of the dome of St Peter’s produced by one of its architects in the 16th century. The excavation of St […]

Good timing?

posted by awelborn

As Drudge blasted yesterday, the INS raided several meat-packing plants across the country yesterday in an illegal immigrant search. The greatest impact was in Colorado. Employers not sanctioned. A reader from Colorado notes the timing  – Our Lady of Guadalupe. […]

Pittsburgh, Birmingham still wait..

posted by awelborn

But at least New Orleans has a new auxiliary! Il Papa ha nominato Vescovo Ausiliare dell’arcidiocesi di New Orleans (U.S.A.) il Rev.do Shelton Joseph Fabre, del clero della diocesi di Baton Rouge, finora Parroco della Sacred Heart Parish a Baton […]

Once more to the Swiss

posted by awelborn

The Pope’s final address to the Swiss bishops. Was this released before in English? I’m not sure,, although I do remember the last section about the relationship of different aspects of the moral life, but this English translation just appeared […]

Settled in Portland

posted by awelborn

Trying to work things out: No Catholic parish property or school will be sold or encumbered in a far-reaching bankruptcy reorganization of the Archdiocese of Portland announced Monday that will settle as many as 170 legal claims by victims of […]

Speaking of nativities..

posted by awelborn

…we just run in circles here. An English priest gets rid of his: A priest from the Diocese of East Anglia, England, has decided to replace a live Nativity scene for a replica of the wall encircling Bethlehem in protest […]

Curtain Call?

posted by awelborn

A decent piece from the Guardian on the dearth of plays about Jesus. Theatrical plays, not pageants, although that’s the inspiriation. Given that most of our leading playwrights, directors and actors have at some point appeared in a Nativity play […]

Speaking of Thomas Nelson

posted by awelborn

the Nashville-based Protestant publisher has been going through some changes lately. First, a few months ago, they discontinued the use of separate imprints within the company. And then, Publishers’ Weekly reported that Nelson was going to start working in adherence […]

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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 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?
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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?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 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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