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March 2, 2007 Archives

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posted by awelborn

…much. If you haven’t yet, visit weblog of Our Lady of the Atonement Parish in San Antonio, an Anglican Use parish pastored by Fr. Christopher Phillips Why Fr. Phillips loves Lent: In addition to the three Masses we celebrated, the […]

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Oh good

posted by awelborn

Another book to read. Well, not that it will be a time-consuming or difficult read, being an introduction to the subject, but I’m intrigued enough – especially by the fact that it is illustrated, something that few histories of the […]

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WYD ’08

posted by awelborn

Registration for World Youth Day ’08 in Sydney opens today – 500 days before the event begins. Some notes: I suppose because it was nifty in Cologne, the Pope will make his entrance by boat: The auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, […]

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A “Pedagogy of Participation”

posted by awelborn

Continuing to meander through the excellent Habits of Devotion on which I initially blogged a few days ago here. The topic for today is "participation." If you lurk in internet discussions of liturgy and simply tradition in general, you’ll find […]

Fr. Barron at the movies

posted by awelborn

Fr. Robert Barron has added cultural commentary – in the form of film reviews that are posted on YouTube – to his repertoire. Fargo and The Departed are up.  They are very well produced, and Fr. Barron is his usual […]

Kids today…

posted by awelborn

A trend story in the WSJ about young people becoming more religiously observant than their parents: Like any trend story you wonder about the stats, but one part of story has a bit more meat indicating a real trend: Young […]

A Friday in Lent..

posted by awelborn

Pray…Fast…give alms: The list of grassroots groups you folks helped compile last month Other groups we’ve mentioned: Scottish International Relief The Haitian Project Aid to the Church in Need And you know, there are undoubtedly free clinics in your area, […]

Tales from the east

posted by awelborn

…of all kinds: AsiaNews reports on a Vatican delegation heading to Vietnam: Now the Vatican delegation headed for Hanoi aims for the concrete launch of a process towards diplomatic ties, even if not their immediate realization, and also for the […]

Bishop Vasa speaks

posted by awelborn

Bishop Vasa is making news today because of his not-so-veiled references to a Certain Prominent Catholic Politician in a recent column. I’ll get to the veiled reference in a moment, but I think it’s good to note the context: a […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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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