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March 7, 2007 Archives

St. Odd?

posted by awelborn

Tim Drake on novelist Dean Koontz in NCR(egister) Koontz’ books — more than 50 to date — often feature ordinary people facing extraordinary evil. It’s a theme Koontz draws from his own life, as he was raised by a father […]

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Perpetua and Felicity

posted by awelborn

Today is the feast of Sts. Perpetua and Felicity – the account of their martyrdom is found here. More: Of the several authentic accounts of early Christian martyrdom that have been preserved, none is so detailed as that of Saints […]

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Hey, Caesar…are you listening?

posted by awelborn

Today’s General Audience: By praying for the civil authorities, even when they are persecuted by them, Christians follow Christ’s teaching on the cross and recognise the legitimacy of the political institutions. But “Cesar is not everything, another sovereignty emerges” born […]

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Answering the Call

posted by awelborn

People sometimes think that once you’ve answered the call, entering religious life is a piece of cake. Not so. Religious communities don’t accept potential members unless they are free from worldly ties, responsibilities and burdens. Including…student loans. One blogger is […]

Where are the Scholas?

posted by awelborn

The Church Music Association of America is pulling together a fun Frappr map of Gregorian Scholas across the land. One of those scholas is located at the parish pastored by the new bishop of St. Charles. FYI. The CMAA website […]

Alzheimers and the Eucharist

posted by awelborn

Canonist Ed Peters has an interesting column exploring an answer given to a question in the "God Squad" Q & A column . It’s worth a read because of what Ed has to clarify about the nature of the Eucharist […]

A little chat

posted by awelborn

Every year, at the enormous Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Cardinal Mahony has participated in an online chat – two, in recent years, one with schoolchildren, and the other with adults. Here’s the transcript of the latter. Some excerpts: James: […]

Bestsellers

posted by awelborn

What Books People who Read Amy’s Open Book blog and Michael’s Annunciation blog are buying this month. March 2007 (3/3/07) 1. A Pocket Guide to the Meaning of Life (A Pocket Guide to) 2. The Roman Catholic Church: An Illustrated […]

More alms…

posted by awelborn

This via Lucy at City of Steeples: The charity for February, the month of the Holy Family, was Children Waiting Everywhere. It is a charity extremely close to my heart, because it is run by my godmother, in conjunction with […]

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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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