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January 1, 1970 Archives

Presepe!

posted by awelborn

Italians and their nativity scenes – something to behold, they say (she sighed) – here’s an interesting Slow Travel thread on what people are seeing around Italy these days and here’s a post from a wonderful blog by an American […]

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Blogger bleg

posted by awelborn

I was just listening to our local Catholic radio station, and they were playing a most interesting discussion, obviously from England – about the Church and the press. I’ve figured out that it must be a feed from EWTN’s "Top […]

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Abortion, El Salvador, and the Times

posted by awelborn

Last spring, the NYTimes Magazine ran an almost 8,000-word story on abortion in El Salvador. One of the central stories involved a woman who was supposedly jailed after obtaining an abortion at 18-weeks of pregnancy. Problem was, that wasn’t the […]

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Good use

posted by awelborn

Former Dutch Capuchin monastery now an Orthodox complex: The Russian Orthodox Church has begun work to make a former Capuchin monastery and church in the Netherlands the largest Orthodox complex outside Russia. Russia’s Interfax news agency reported Dec. 18 the […]

Icons at the Getty

posted by awelborn

An LA Times story about a current exhibit: For 94 members of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, the freeway drive north to Brentwood in morning traffic was the equivalent of a pilgrimage. They recently traveled in two buses […]

A pleasant surprise

posted by awelborn

2007 is the Sequicentenniel of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend – the commemorations begin at a Cathedral Mass today, but last night at Mass we prayed a special prayer for the Jubilee  – from a prayer card that will […]

We’re in trouble

posted by awelborn

Archdiocese of Cincinnati three years away from receivership, the Archbishop acknowledges. He said he has no choice: Without more revenue, the 19-county archdiocese could be out of money within three years. "If we do nothing, we’re in trouble," Pilarczyk said. […]

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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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