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January 1, 1970 Archives

A Baby

posted by awelborn

From Pope Benedict’s homily at Midnight Mass: God’s sign is simplicity. God’s sign is the baby. God’s sign is that he makes himself small for us. This is how he reigns. He does not come with power and outward splendour. […]

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Christmas Message

posted by awelborn

Archbishop Gomez of San Antonio: Our cathedral also reminds us that the Christian faith has deep roots in America. It is amazing to think that decades before the Declaration of Independence, Spanish-speaking immigrants were preaching the Gospel and celebrating the […]

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The Pope’s Christmas

posted by awelborn

Via PRF: But for the Pope’s home-style Christmas at the Vatican, everything is ready. Munich banker Thaddaeus Kuehnel has seen to it, as he has done for 25 years for his friend, then-Cardinal Ratzinger. For 25 years, he has faithfully […]

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Strong words

posted by awelborn

Cardinal Zen has had it. Frustrated over a recent spate of episcopal ordinations not authorised by the Holy See, Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen has called on Pope Benedict to excommunicate China’s state-appointed bishops. The time had come for the […]

Aramaic in Minnesota

posted by awelborn

Worshipping in the language of Jesus: The Rev. Rodrigue Constantin belongs to a rare group of Minnesotans who can carry on a conversation in Aramaic, the language believed to have been spoken by Jesus 2,000 years ago. When he consecrates […]

Lifesaving

posted by awelborn

On the success of a program in Scotland MORE than 2,000 babies have been ‘saved’ from abortion by a controversial scheme set up by the late Cardinal Thomas Winning to persuade women to keep their child. The Pro-Life Initiative, which […]

Nuevo Catholics

posted by awelborn

The NYTimes Magazine takes a look at the impact of Hispanics on the US Catholic Church, focusing on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles It’s long and pretty interesting, with some neglected points. Worth a read, and come mid-week when I […]

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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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