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February 20, 2007 Archives

On Lent

posted by awelborn

There are many resources in print and on the web. We have our favorite readings and meditations. We’ve got the Pope’s Lenten message to guide us: They shall look on Him whom they have pierced.” Let us look with trust […]

Varia, pre-Lenten

posted by awelborn

Just a bit of stuff from the emailbox and blogging about… Two interesting posts from Mike Aquilina: Baby Names of the Early Christians , inspired by a read-through of this book: The Christian Catacombs of Rome: History, Decoration, Inscriptions, which […]

Lenten messages

posted by awelborn

Sandro Magister posts the text of Pope Benedict’s Lenten message, in case you missed it. He adds, in regard to the Curial Lenten retreat: On the afternoon of the first Sunday of Lent, February 25, Benedict XVI and his collaborators […]

And in Tanzania…

posted by awelborn

In case you are wondering what the outcome of the Anglican Primates’ meeting was, the essence is that an Anglican Covenant was discussed and a Communique was released in which the Primates said that the Episcopal Church has until 9/30 […]

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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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