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February 15, 2007 Archives

Speaking of Jansenists…

posted by awelborn

A reader reminds me: You may be interested to know that the feast day of St Claude de la Colombiere (quel bel nom!), Jesuit and anti-Jansenist, is celebrated today.  At mass the priest in my Jesuit parish pointed out a […]


posted by awelborn

…from Charlie’s Coffee Bar in Richmond, IN…yay free WiFi. I’ve just pulled together my talk for tonight, and have a bit to relax before I get taken to dinner with my very generous host. I spoke at Seton High School, […]

Up to the challenge?

posted by awelborn

Roman Catholicism is growing by leaps and bounds in England – mostly because of Eastern European immigration. The question is, will the traditionally reticent English institutional church be up to the challenge of nurturing the vigorous faith, a faith given […]

Another Anglican primer

posted by awelborn

This time at First Things. Helpful because it takes it on from another angle from our previous primer- the three basic currents running through Anglicanism (evangelicalism, liberalism, catholicity) , historically, and how they are clashing at the moment. Just a […]

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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? 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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