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February 3, 2007 Archives

One year later

posted by awelborn

The author of this article in AsiaNews sees small glimmers of hope in Trabzon, Turkey – the site of the murder of Italian priest Don Andreo Sanotoro on February 5, 2006 (as well as the hometown of the murderer of […]

Best article ever

posted by awelborn

Well, not really. But an article crying out to be written, and one that will be completely enjoyable to anyone with knowledge of the Sunshine State. The graphic tells the story: (click for a larger version) The story: IT takes […]

In search of Flannery

posted by awelborn

Thanks to those of you who passed on The lovely piece by Lawrence Downes in the NYTimes today on his travels to south Georgia: Andalusia was a working dairy farm run by Flannery’s mother, Regina, who as a prominent widow […]

Coming soon

posted by awelborn

We’ll no doubt see much discussion of this forthcoming book: Jesus in the Talmud. From Publishers’ Weekly: Will Peter Schaefer’s new book, Jesus in the Talmud (Mar.), be controversial? "I’m afraid so," Schaefer told RBL. "That’s why I’m nervous." His […]

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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?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 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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