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February 14, 2007 Archives

The healthy diocese?

posted by awelborn

Crisis magazine has published a study of the "health" of dioceses in the United States, based on three factors: the "morale" of the presbyterate, the number and rate of vocations; and the effectiveness of evangelization (measured by RCIA rates and […]

Pascal’s Wager

posted by awelborn

Pascal’s Wager: The Man Who Played Dice With God by James A. Connor is a short, popular biography of, well…Blaise Pascal. Connor is the author of a previous book on Kepler, and teaches at Kean University in New Jersey. Connor […]

Snow Day!

posted by awelborn

Another one, with a two-hour delay already announced for tomorrow. What I’m waiting to see is if any of this will impact what was to be a long weekend coming up  – the Catholic schools have a 4-day weekend scheduled, […]

Catholic writers…

posted by awelborn

A new Catholic press for children is a-borning and looking for writers!

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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