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February 18, 2007 Archives

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posted by awelborn

(…will be added to gradually as I clean out the emailbox) Congratulations to reader, commenter and fellow FW resident Yvonne, who gave birth to her 7th child – and 7th son –   last week – Benjamin. He’s beautiful! From Cleveland, […]

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Willkommen!

posted by awelborn

From Der Spiegel, an article about German monasteries – popular with lay guests, but not such a hot vocation spot. Some 300 Roman Catholic convents and monasteries in Germany now accept visitors – from the 8th-century Benedictine abbey of Tholey […]

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What’s going on in Tanzania?

posted by awelborn

I have been vaguely following the Anglican Primates’ gathering,  but decided early on it would be more efficient just to wait until something definite is stated. Sort of the way I feel about slavishly following the ’08 presidential primary race […]

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posted by awelborn

A little help here??? And sometimes…you can’t just resist clicking on that "order" button:

Forthcoming blegs

posted by awelborn

Get ready. I want to do some blog posts and even a web page or two devoted to various specifics and I need your help. Just bookmark some stuff, and tomorrow, I’ll put up separate posts for each bleg – […]

Q & A

posted by awelborn

On Saturday, Pope Benedict visited the Major Roman Seminary next to the Pontifical Lateran Unviersity to speak with and listen to seminarians: ((Photos here) The Pope was by turns theologian and teacher, but speaking very spontaneously and familiarly, in responding […]

Happy New Year!

posted by awelborn

Benedict, in today’s Angelus message: In his greeting to the faithful, the pope also had something to say about China, confirming the country to be one of the matters occupying his mind. After reciting the Marian prayer, as he recalled […]

You are One Body

posted by awelborn

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor approves a Mass: Now, however, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has taken the controversial step of allowing fortnightly Masses in his Westminster diocese specifically for homosexuals. That link takes you to a newspaper article.( Zadok comments on the article […]

Children’s Lit

posted by awelborn

There’s a bit of a kerfuffle regareding this year’s Newberry Award winning book – and the NYTimes reports. (The issue is a single word right on the first page of the novel.) I’m going to say that what frankly surprises […]

Exorcism?

posted by awelborn

The mess that was Our Lady of Las Vegas – even before the pastor was charged with assaluting a parishioner. Signs of discord within the church, on Alta Drive near Rancho Drive, first surfaced four years ago when members of […]

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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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