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February 25, 2007 Archives

Clerics, communicating!

posted by awelborn

From all over: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is posting Lenten reflections by Cardinal Rigali on YouTube Bishop Finn of Kansas City has issued a pastoral letter on pornography: "Blessed are the Pure in Heart" – not pdf format! Fr. Philip […]

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Since we’re talking Wilberforce…

posted by awelborn

A Jesuit reader from Ireland writes: It’s worth noting that, with the exception of Bishop Samuel, all of William Wilberforce’s sons became Catholics, as did Bishop Samuel’s daughter. Their journey from a very evangelical Anglicanism to Catholicism was extraordinary. The […]

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D.C’s first opera company?

posted by awelborn

…was part of an African-American Roman Catholic Church: Where the idea for an opera company came from is not entirely clear, but the group was organized by a barber, William T. Benjamin. The opera company came together in 1873 with […]

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Clericus Cup

posted by awelborn

Competing in Rome: The fans were pious. The players bound for glory. And the victory? A miracle. Priests and seminarians from several soccer-loving countries took to a field near the looming dome of St. Peter’s Basilica yesterday for the first […]

Communion in NJ, cont’d

posted by awelborn

At Mirror of Justice, Patrick Brennan of Villanova comments on John Allen’s interview with Archbishop Myers of Newark: Little wonder, I suppose, that politicians wishing to abuse and injure the visible communion of the Church have pretty much a green […]

From all over

posted by awelborn

A video interview with Sister Judith Zoebelein, who is the director of the Vatican website (the interview is about 25 minutes long) Monks returning to Tibhirine? Tibhirine, Algeria: Monks may return to Algeria for the first time in a decade […]

Remember

posted by awelborn

The Pope, today in the Angelus message: The lance that pierced Christ’s ribs is witnessed in the Gospel of John. “That act carried out by an unknown Roman soldier,” Benedict XVI explained, “bound to be forgotten, was engraved in the […]

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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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