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December 15, 2006 Archives

As long as we’re promoting…

posted by awelborn

Bookstore is still open and will be until Monday night. Then I’ll just close it down until after Christmas, and we can start thinking First Communion and such. So…a reminder. NO more Loyola Kids Book of Saints. I only have […]

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A few more hours…

posted by awelborn

…to vote for Rachel Balducci’s "Testosterhome" blog for "Best Parenting Blog" at the 2006 Weblog Awards. I assume voting ends at 12 midnight…sometime. Pacific time would be most fair, I guess, but hurry up and vote anyway!

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Today…Copts

posted by awelborn

From VIS: Today, Benedict XVI received His Beatitude Antonios Naguib Patriarch of Alexandria for Catholic Copts who is officially visiting the Holy See for the first time since his election in March of this year. In his French address, the […]

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Apocalypto and the Cross

posted by awelborn

TIME says it’s ambiguous: (Haven’t seen it, so I can’t judge) It is only at the very end that Christianity makes a brief but portentous appearance, aboard a fleet of Spanish ships that appears suddenly on the horizon. JP and […]

What’s going on in Spain?

posted by awelborn

Robert Duncan of Spero News comments: He takes a broad look at the activities and priorities of the government, and this item is just one of many that leapt out at me: With the country becoming increasingly dependant upon immigration […]

The Declaration

posted by awelborn

Teresa Polk has done the great service of translating in the English the Common Declaration signed by the Pope and Christodoulos, the Orthodox Archbishop of Athens One sidebar to the meeting: In his first official visit to the Vatican, Archbishop […]

Denied

posted by awelborn

Interesting: Catholic author and speaker Matthew Kelly’s foundation has been denied exemption from property taxes by the state of Ohio: In recent years, the Kelly Foundation has been engaged in a program to give the Australian writer’s books to students […]

Penance

posted by awelborn

Nothing on the Vatican website yet, but the secular news media is reporting: Pope Benedict XVI’s personal preacher asked the pontiff Friday to declare a day of fasting and penance to publicly declare repentance and express solidarity with the victims […]

Catholic in Suffolk

posted by awelborn

A simple story from the Tablet, but strangely moving and not-so-strangely hopeful – about the resurgence of the Catholic Church in Suffolk – for the usual reasons, who come from all over. And they were not alone. Every Sunday 14 […]

Christmas in Bethlehem

posted by awelborn

A writer reflects on her 2005 visit, in the Tablet: The benefit of staying in Bethlehem is being able to choose the time (from 5 a.m. to nightfall) to meditate and pray at the Church of the Nativity, to linger […]

Ordained down south

posted by awelborn

Congratulations to Fr. Dwight Longenecker, ordained yesterday – do read his blog posts that relate his journey. The Greenville paper covered it – barely.

Italian sights

posted by awelborn

…because I’m still obsessed: Interested in that newly-on-display necropolis at the Vatican (the one near the Vatican museum entrance)? This traveler has excellent photos from a recent visit. Interested in the Christmas tree made of entirely of Murano glass that’s […]

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