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February 11, 2007 Archives

YAC

posted by awelborn

Last week, CNS ran a piece on a recently-published study of the views and practices of young adult Catholics – concluding that their institutional loyalty is largely negligible. Bill Cork has a critique and questions. Another point on methodology. The […]

World Day of the Sick

posted by awelborn

The Pope, today: On the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, now also the World Day of the Sick, the pope did not stop at talking about miracles and healing. Thanking health workers and relatives of sick people, he called […]

V. Giulani

posted by awelborn

Yes, at least one Catholic bishop has noticed Giuliani’s views in the past: Cardinal Keeler. Rudolph Giuliani’s stature as the hero of 9/11 didn’t mean much to Baltimore Cardinal William Keeler in 2005 when Loyola College, a Catholic school, decided […]

Hughes on Barcelona

posted by awelborn

Robert Hughes takes a look at the cultural heritage of Barcelona through the prism of a forthcoming exhibit at the Met. There’s more to Barcelona than Gaudi, although he towers above the rest, naturally enough. Some things I didn’t know: […]

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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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