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February 16, 2007 Archives

Movie time

posted by awelborn

Don’t go to the movies much – don’t even watch too many films at home, unfortunately. I’m not sure why this is…but two recent viewings: After Christmas, when David was here, he and I and Katie went to see Dreamgirls. […]

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Lenten changes

posted by awelborn

Fr. Martin Fox shares what he’ll be doing in his Ohio parish: A different tone at Mass: * Sober music, less instruments.* Except for 4th Sunday of Lent, no flowers at all in the church or chapel.* Like last Advent, […]

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Beggars for Heaven

posted by awelborn

I read this biography of Jacques and Raissa Maritain a couple of months ago, meant to blog on it before I returned it to the library, but…forgot. So here we are. Again. This book, originally written in French, was just […]

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Fire him

posted by awelborn

Personally, I wish someone had the guts to fire Danielle Radcliffe from future Harry Potters right now, on the spot. Oh, please. It’s not that 12-year olds are going to be going to Equus in London. It’s not that the […]

Presenting…

posted by awelborn

…my (lame) theory of everything. This is a post on which I have been ruminating for a while, hoping to work out something substantial and formidable, but since I doubt that will ever actually happen, and since I’ve got one […]

Speaking of the Criterion

posted by awelborn

Here’s a moving piece by Sean Gallagher on a young man with plans, interrupted: In the spring of 2005, David Ballintyn was a new graduate of the University of Notre Dame. But unlike many young graduates who strike out into […]

Thanks, Richmond!

posted by awelborn

Had what I thought was a decent talk last night down in Richmond, IN – a Catholic community which seems to have weathered the priest shortages quite well. The three Catholic parishes in town still exist, but share resources and […]

Still time…

posted by awelborn

…to get your copy of the Power of the Cross before Lent begins.

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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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