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December 27, 2006 Archives

An Indonesian Christmas

posted by awelborn

Because of a strong commitment from Muslim leaders and volunteers – no violence. Despite the danger of attacks from Islamic terrorists, Christmas celebrations unfolded peacefully across Indonesia thanks to the help of Muslim organizations and the commitment of the forces […]

What did you hear?

posted by awelborn

Advent IV and Christmas edition – let’s hear from all over! We’ll let Gashwin get you started – he was in Delhi for Advent IV: The beautiful cathedral was almost full, with a riot of multicolored shawls draped around the […]


posted by awelborn

From Michigan to Sri Lanka: Two years ago in January, the Rev. Bennett Constantine returned to visit his native Sri Lanka in sorrow. The Dec. 26, 2004, Asian tsunami that left 230,000 dead had devastated the village of Mullaittivu, where […]

We’re talking Catholic here

posted by awelborn

We certainly are. In the space of twelve hours, in one mid-sized city, members of my family participated in the following: 1) a very by-the-book Mass in English in a non-renovated Romanesque-style church, with a little Latin tossed in here […]

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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?
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? 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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