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February 5, 2007 Archives

God’s Mercy

posted by awelborn

Archbishop Wuerl has penned his first pastoral letter as Archbishop of Washington: God’s Mercy and the Sacrament of Penance. (pdf) It is excellent – no surprise coming from Archbishop Wuerl, who has written some fine catechetical materials. He leads the […]

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Couple o’ blegs

posted by awelborn

From Maureen Wittman: I’m wondering if you can help me out through your blog. One of the fruits of our March for Life trip has been the desire to start a local pro-life club for teens.  The teens in our […]

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A Mikvah for Boynton

posted by awelborn

Interesting story, sent by reader Judy, about the opening of a mikvah in Boynton Beach: Miles from the pomp and circumstance that surrounded the Super Bowl, a spiritual ritual of a different sort was renewed Sunday at the Chabad-Lubavitch of […]

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Even more heresy!

posted by awelborn

Alyssa Lyra Pitstick, who has engaged Fr. Oakes on von Balthasar in the pages of First Things, enters the heresy fray: Since, however, Oakes thinks words have enough meaning to make it worthwhile to distinguish between the orthodox and those […]

Say what?

posted by awelborn

A bit ‘o buzz on this one – is Ave Maria School of Law considering a move to Fort Wayne? Apparently University of St. Francis theology head Dr. Dominic Aquila (who previously worked at Ave Maria College) is in conversations […]

Obligatory Super Bowl post

posted by awelborn

The question is…did our schools have a two-hour delay today because it’s really cold or because the administrators decided it would be nice to sleep late after a night of celebration in Colts Nation? Hmmm. (Of course, Archbishop Buechlein was […]

In the works:

posted by awelborn

New documents on preborn life and the natural law. From Sandro Magister: But the second new document, the one on natural law, will be the very first of its kind. On a number of occasions Benedict XVI has indicated as […]

“Outspoken advocate?”

posted by awelborn

In the recent minor kerfuffle over Bishop Gumbleton withdrawing from a speaking engagment in Tucson (the story is that the speech was sponsored by a local chapter of Call to Action, and Bishop Kicanas refused the group permission to meet […]

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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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