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January 1, 1970 Archives

Good News/Bad News

posted by awelborn

Good News: You look at the eating-averse toddler’s plate and see that it’s basically empty of the spaghetti (sans sauce) he’d been given. Good boy! Food! In stomach! Bad News: You look at the floor.

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Embryonic Stem Cells

posted by awelborn

What we know, from Maureen L. Condic, associate professor of neurobiology and anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine in First Things. The assertion that embryonic stem cells in the laboratory can be induced to form all the […]

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Secularization unbound?

posted by awelborn

Maybe not. A look at the Dutch: When the "corporate prayer" movement first started in 1996, few people in Holland took any notice. Why should they have done so? After all, Holland’s manifest destiny was to become a fully secularized […]

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Nancy-Palooza

posted by awelborn

Can you feel the excitement? In a few days, Nancy Pelosi will seize the reins as Speaker of the House, and boy, does she want you to know it: On a scale associated with presidential inaugurations, Nancy Pelosi is planning […]

What should she do?

posted by awelborn

From a reader. Ouch. The reader added that she is a parishioner at this parish, but not any kind of liturgical specialist.  She gave me a little more information in another note that fleshed out the relational and personal issues […]

Nope

posted by awelborn

Cordoba Bishop rejects Muslim request; Pope next: The Bishop of the southern city of Cordoba, Juan Jose Asenjo, has turned down a request from its Muslim community to be allowed to pray with Christians in its cathedral – a former […]

Innocents

posted by awelborn

Any story in the history of salvation is timeless, no matter how long ago it occurred. We can find ourselves, our world in Genesis onward because human nature is what it is and doesn’t change. But this day, this remembrance […]

Number Crunching

posted by awelborn

The Vatican has released last year’s figures for attendance at papal events: General Audiences, other audiences, liturgies and Angelus(-es? -i?)

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 ...

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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