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February 27, 2007 Archives

Thank you for your question

posted by awelborn

No really – thank you. From that same thread at PRF: Teresa Benedetta translates a bit from Sandro Magister’s blog (which I vote for just officially translating into English along with Magisters’s other pieces at his site..why not?) in which […]

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On retreat

posted by awelborn

Scroll down on this thread on the Papa Ratzinger Forum to read accounts of the first two days of the Papal retreat: Day one: o The existence of an invisible world, which implies the presence of divine creatures ignored and […]

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The Sign

posted by awelborn

A Protestant writes in CT of discovering an ancient Christian prayer – the Sign of the Cross. Christians of a variety of traditions have begun to discover the beauty and meaning of this ancient act. Protestant objections to the sign […]

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The book’s out

posted by awelborn

The book by the Polish priest on Catholic clerical collaboration with the Polish Communist regime, that is. John Allen: Zalewski identifies thirty other clerics as onetime informants, among them four bishops. Yet he also names a number of prominent Polish […]

“Cardinal Sin”

posted by awelborn

So the NYPost entitles an article about the rapid final closure of a parish: Egan’s spokesman last week had said that although the small church was slated to close – because of dwindling attendance, a crumbling roof and the fact […]

Habits of Devotion

posted by awelborn

I am going to spend a few days casually blogging on this book. Habits of Devotion is a collection of four essays on the transformation of American  Catholic life during the course of the 20th century  in four areas: Prayer, […]

Where we’re at..

posted by awelborn

I was away from my desk (aka couch) this morning, first at the Y (where that skinny guy with a Notre Dame sweatshirt who reminds me so much of an old biology-teaching/cross-country coaching colleague just runs laps and laps around […]

Loving Frances

posted by awelborn

NYTribute to Frances Kissling, stepping down from headship of Catholics for Free Choice. The only refreshing point of the article is that it actually states, right there in black and white: Its $3 million budget is largely financed by well-known […]

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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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