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December 20, 2006 Archives

Comments Closed!~

posted by awelborn

Hey, I’m shutting down comments until after Christmas. I will be posting here and there – I have a couple of book reviews I really want to get done – but closing down comments means one less thing to do […]

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Christmas Videos

posted by awelborn

The Knights of Columbus have two nice spots. One here The other – an appeal to help children in need – here.

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HTML All the Way

posted by awelborn

Among his many other gifts, talents and offerings, Chris Johnson presents a simple primer for those of you who want to include HTML tags in your comments, but don’t know how. How to link, italicize, bold, etc.

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The Battle of Mt. Athos

posted by awelborn

Monastic scuffling. THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Two groups of monks clashed on Wednesday at a monastery facility in Mt. Athos, resulting in at least seven injuries, police said. Fighting broke out between a group of rebel monks occupying facilities of […]

Blast from the past

posted by awelborn

I wrote this for NRO last year. A couple of months ago, my oldest son told me that he’d been surfing the net around Christmas last year, reading things, and came upon this piece. He started reading and thought, "This […]

Christmas Music

posted by awelborn

What are your favorites? Terry Teachout lists his favorite recordings Michael Linton talks Messiah over at First Things Me? My favorite Christmas-themed music tends to the medieval, the Renaissance, the Appalachian-tinged, and of course, (Click, if you like. Stay away […]

Nii-ice

posted by awelborn

In the WaPo, Harold Myerson takes on the bigotry of the NoVa breakaway Episcopalians. By being totally non-bigoted and open-minded himself. The alliance of the Fairfax Phobics with Archbishop Restaurant Monitor is just the latest chapter in the global revolt […]

On the air

posted by awelborn

Good stuff on various points of interest from Vatican Radio: Random interviews with pilgrims in St. Peter’s as to why they are in Rome for Christmas Cardinal Stafford, the Major Penitentiary, who gave such an interesting talk at the USCCB […]

Stem Cell Quiz

posted by awelborn

Take it! Via a really interesting website – a valuable resource called Mary Meets Dolly: A Catholic’s Guide to Genetics, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.

Discoveries

posted by awelborn

Every day is full of them: Discovery, Day 1: The little one is discovered in the bathtub with his big brother. Trouble is, the little one already had his bath and had been dressed in his pajamas. Discovery Day 2: […]

Ruini speaks

posted by awelborn

This is good. If you don’t have time to read it today, file it, save it and keep it in your head to send it on to folks who still don’t get what this pontificate is all about, who are […]

Awaiting the savior

posted by awelborn

AsiaNews on the GA today: Today’s general audience was rife with the sound of Italian bagpipes and songs of Christmas, to which the pope dedicated his reflection shared with 8,000 joyous people who filled Paul VI Hall in the  Vatican. […]

Retired

posted by awelborn

It was announced by the Vatican that the resignation of Bishop William Friend of Shreveport had been accepted (age). No replacement was named.

Previous Posts

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?
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 here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

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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