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January 1, 1970 Archives

Podcast – share!

posted by awelborn

Well, my years-old exercise radio finally broke. It fell off my arm, crashed onto the track and the volume button popped off into some corner. No manner of poking and prodding will make the volume work without the dial. So. […]

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Why, it’s Wednesday!

posted by awelborn

This days off/school delays are really messing with my head. No school yesterday (cold, serious bus problems for the public school buses. And since the Catholic schools just follow the public school decisions…no school for them either.) and a 2-hour […]

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Global South, Vatican Style

posted by awelborn

John Allen on some recent appointments: The last two major appointments to the Roman Curia from Benedict XVI went to cardinals from the South: Cardinal Ivan Dias of Bombay, named in May to head the Congregation for the Evangelization of […]

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Dresses like what?

posted by awelborn

As is the case every time she opens her mouth to a journalist, much discussion about the recent USA today profile of Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. Well, amid the theological curiosities, what struck me […]

The New Evangelization

posted by awelborn

Archbishop Gomez of San Antonio, in a recent address to the Conference of the New Evangelization of America (pdf format) It’s an important read, After laying out the Catholic/Christian roots of the Americas, the contemporary obstacles to evangelization, he proceeds […]

Dare to Love

posted by awelborn

Perhaps those of us involved in youth ministry and catechesis might print out Benedict’s message for World Youth Day (not ’08 in Australia, but diocesan-led celebrations on April 1.) and share: the focus is love. Is it possible to love? […]

Job Description

posted by awelborn

A snippet from a CNS story about ecumenism, centered on observations by Bishop Brian Farrell of the secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity: He said that when Pope Benedict visited Turkey last fall he had dinner with […]

Prison ministry

posted by awelborn

Pope to visit: Benedict XVI plans to visit the Casal del Marmo detention center for minors in Rome. News of the upcoming March 18 visit was announced today by Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office. It […]

A special gift

posted by awelborn

A few weeks ago, Pope Benedict gave his brother Fr. Georg Ratzinger, a Christmas gift – a private concert: (scroll down to last post) A special gift indeed: a most private concert last January 4 presented by the Pope to […]

A final word on heresy?

posted by awelborn

I trust that those of you who have been following the conversation in First Things have been, well..following it. But just in case, here’s the latest from Fr. Oakes on heresy: What I’m searching for is a term for two […]

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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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