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February 9, 2007 Archives

Inching…

posted by awelborn

The NYTimes on Giuliani’s recent finessing: Fred Siegel, author of “Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life,” said Mr. Giuliani will likely be careful to avoid anything perceived as a flip-flop on the issue. […]

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Cardinal Bertone calling

posted by awelborn

CNS story on the ways and means of Cardinal Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State: The media has warmed to the cardinal’s personality and given him ample ink and airtime. As a result, the 72-year-old Salesian is building a reputation as […]

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Vax Papali

posted by awelborn

Getting behind an initiative: Pope Benedict XVI (bio – news) strongly endorsed programs that will make vaccines available to needy countries, as he met on February 9 with finance ministers from Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Russia. The government […]

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More Varia

posted by awelborn

If you’ve never visited the Monks of Adoration website – now’s a good time to start! We, The Community of The Monks of Adoration, are a Public Association of the Faithful in the Diocese of Venice in Florida. Our Constitutions […]

Adoro Te

posted by awelborn

At Intentional Disciples, a post on the transformative impacat of Eucharistic Adoration. And a couple of other bits of fruit from blogging about: Thank you! A brief Christianity Today piece laying out the basics of the two main re-asserters groups […]

See what you think of this…

posted by awelborn

A provocative Corner post, I thought, here: According to a congressman’s wife who attended a Republican women’s luncheon yesterday, Karl Rove explained the rationale behind the president’s amnesty/open-borders proposal this way: "I don’t want my 17-year-old son to have to […]

Not over yet…

posted by awelborn

Not even close. The Edwards blogger issue continues. The issue is, as I said yesterday, what the attitude of these bloggers says about Edwards. Really. The direction these conversations are taking in the blogo- and pundi-spheres seems to be in […]

Corporal Works

posted by awelborn

If you’re like most people, you want to help others, you want to be a faithful disciple and do as Jesus commands – to love, to serve. But you might be put off by the bigness of certain charities. They […]

More from Cincy

posted by awelborn

A very nice story from the Enquirer on a seminarians’ basketball team – the Minor Prophets Of the five Minor Prophets from the local area, three went to public high schools, one was home-schooled and one went to Elder. Many […]

Tensions

posted by awelborn

The Cincinnati Post picks up on the ongoing tensions between the Diocese of Covington and Northern Kentucky Right to Life, which was founded by a former bishop of Covington, as it happens: Recently, in full-page daily newspaper ads, both organizations […]

Because stupid people build cathedrals

posted by awelborn

Writer Sharan Newman has a nice takedown of Thomas Cahill’s latest, in Christian Century: Mysteries of the Middle Ages is part of Cahill’s "hinges of history" series, which began with How the Irish Saved Civilization. His laudable goal is to […]

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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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