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March 3, 2007 Archives

Out of retreat

posted by awelborn

The Pope’s Lenten Retreat is over, and Teresa has translated his remarks as the retreat drew to an end: In the name of all of us gathered here, I wish to tell you, with all my heart, thank you, for […]


posted by awelborn

We’ve discussed Dave Brubeck off and on – here and here, last year when Notre Dame awarded him the Laetare Medal . Here’s a 2003 America article by a Dominican about the religious elements of Brubeck’s music.

Heh moments

posted by awelborn

Fr. Jay Toborowsky of the "Young Fogeys" blog has an amusing encounter (in reflection)  with Fr. Cantalamessa after his recent talk at Seton Hall. (Fr. Toborowsky also hosts the Diocese of Metuchen weekly radio show – listen here!)

Cold hard facts

posted by awelborn

The great unmentionable, even among most anti-abortion politicians: defunding Planned Parenthood. Why is this important? Because: Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, based in San Jose, performed 10,956 abortions in 2005 and another 11,729 in 2006, according to annual reports published on […]

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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? 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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