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February 6, 2007 Archives

Speaking of documentaries..

posted by awelborn

Seen at some point on a PBS station in your town during the month of February: Sisters of Selma: The year was 1965; the place, Selma, Alabama. For decades, local laws had all but prevented Blacks from voting. And those […]

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Silence, continued

posted by awelborn

For some time, we’ve been discussing the film Into Great Silence -the much-praised and surprisingly successful documentary about Carthusians at the Grande Chartreuse. Some of you have even seen it!  It will be in very limited theatrical release in the […]

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Sisters Today

posted by awelborn

No, it’s not a magazine cover from 1967. The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, were featured in a story on NBC’s Today show. It’s basically a live action version of the Newsweek story from a few weeks […]

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Violence begets violence

posted by awelborn

Good words from a Dallas-area pastor. This utterly utilitarian manipulation of living human beings has now brought us to a debate about what can be done if we are going to throw them away anyway. Now we ask, “Why not […]

Bleg

posted by awelborn

Of a liturgical type: I was wondering if you knew where in church documents that it states you should have a crucifix in view of the altar. I have searched some stuff but to no avail. Anyone?

Awesome

posted by awelborn

John Edwards has hired a virulent anti-Catholic to run his blog! It’s a free blogosphere, of course, and Marcotte can ridicule my religion and its teachings all she wants (though I’ll lay off her Church of the Mouse and the […]

Project Sycamore

posted by awelborn

Check it out – an effort on the part of a group at Notre Dame dedicated to helping to "preserve the Catholic identity" of the school. Part of the effort involves a petition drive regarding a certain play that’s often […]

Utilitarianism

posted by awelborn

Good article on Utilitarianism at MercatorNet – as well as many other interesting pieces.

A little late…

posted by awelborn

…but better late than never. February 4, which was Sunday, was the memorial of St. Maria de Mattias, a 19th century woman whose story is well worth reading…and emulating: Maria’s plans for Acuto included far more than a school. Drawing […]

On Strike

posted by awelborn

MIT prof, opponent of embryo-destructive stem-cell research, goes on hunger strike to protest his denial of tenure?? A black MIT professor began a hunger strike Monday to protest the university’s decision to deny him tenure – a decision he claims […]

After the Grail

posted by awelborn

….the "Aryan" Holy Grail Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Nazi SS, made a secret wartime mission to an abbey in Spain in search of what he believed was the Aryan Holy Grail, a new book claims. Himmler visited the […]

No change

posted by awelborn

Diocese of Richmond won’t change its policies: The Catholic Diocese of Richmond may change little about its financial practices, at least immediately, in the wake of embezzlement scandals at three churches. The diocese is recommending to parishes that contributions be […]

Lent is coming…

posted by awelborn

…can you believe it? Two weeks from tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. Michael’s book The Power of the Cross was written to be used during the Lenten season (it can be read any other time as well, of course!) Check it […]

Mallrat, continued

posted by awelborn

Gerald has published an extensive post on the abortion-clinic-in-the-mall story, translating some interviews and other stories for us. It’s gotten a lot of "old media" attention throughout Austria and Germany (which in itself is almost a miracle) – the good […]

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