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December 19, 2006 Archives

“Little Things”

posted by awelborn

Kevin from Ohiol sends along two photos that brought the importance of small moments to mind: In the amber gloom of an almost-empty St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Cleveland’s Slavic Village, the slightest noise reverberates up into the shadowy […]

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Christmas Wars = $

posted by awelborn

From Christianity Today: For Conservative Christian groups, this year’s hot gift is a weapon for fighting back in the "War on Christmas," be it a button, a bumper sticker or a memo with advice to the troops. The Mississippi-based American […]

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Words of wisdom

posted by awelborn

…from Brandon in the comments below. The joy of the world as God created it is that not only do the little things point to and affect the big things, but even the littlest thing has a value that the […]

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Purification Watch

posted by awelborn

Oh, such a little thing. Well, life is made up of little things, isn’t it? The tone in which you greet the people you say you love, even when you don’t feel loving. The care with which you prepare a […]

Blessed are you

posted by awelborn

More on the canonization progress announced earlier this week: By Benedict XVI’s decision the Church will soon canonize four more saints and proclaim 78 new blessed. On Saturday, in a private audience to Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, prefect of the […]

Refugees

posted by awelborn

This past Sunday, during the Angleus, Pope Benedict drew attention to the plight of refugees, particularly Iraqi refugees in Syria. Today AsiaNews runs a story about such refugees, reporting from Syria, Turkey and Jordan: UNHCR said there are around 500,000 […]

Servants

posted by awelborn

The American bishop of a Bolivian vicarate reflects on the challenges of his ministry, and the profound needs of the people whom he serves. For Bishop Morgan Casey, pastoral visits can mean long hours bouncing over rutted dirt roads or […]

New bishop for Monterey

posted by awelborn

It was announced that Bishop Ryan of Monterey has resigned because of the age limit, and Bishop Robert Garcia, auxiliary of Sacramento,  was named to replace him. Born in 1947, studied at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, ordained in […]

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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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