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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Previous Posts

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? 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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