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January 1, 1970 Archives

Hope in Africa

posted by awelborn

Primary education in the Sub-Sahara is booming: Mali is a template for those challenges. One of earth’s poorest nations, it also has the world’s second-highest birth rate, behind only neighboring Niger. It lags even most African nations in the share […]

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Top of the list

posted by awelborn

An activist livs in hope and trust: EARLY last year, a dubious distinction attached itself to Tarcísio Feitosa da Silva, director of the Roman Catholic Church’s Pastoral Land Commission here in one of the most conflict-ridden regions of the Amazon. […]

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Looking ahead

posted by awelborn

John Thavis at CNS looks at Pope Benedict’s 2007 plans – so far. The year 2007 will see "ad limina" visits by bishops from places on four continents, including Italy, Ukraine, Slovakia, Portugal, Serbia, Kenya, Togo, Benin, Gabon, Puerto Rico, […]

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Quick notes

posted by awelborn

Just pulling some Catholic-related news stories from around the country: A wayside shrine in Indiana: The Schoenstatt Wayside Shrine offers people of all faiths a tranquil spot to pray or meditate. Dedicated in October 2005, the shrine to the Blessed […]

The Vatican (Press Office) statement

posted by awelborn

Italian text here, from Fr. Lombardi, director of the Vatican Press Office: In merito alla esecuzione capitale di Saddam Hussein, avvenuta questa notte, il Direttore della Sala Stampa della Santa Sede, Padre Federico Lombardi, S.J., ha rilasciato questa mattina ai […]

Laugh or cry?

posted by awelborn

A little of both, I guess – Kelo v. the saints! St. Louis’ redevelopment agency sued a convent, a saint, a nun and an elderly woman in a wheelchair who has a 999-year lease on Friday, seeking to use eminent […]

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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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