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March 9, 2007 Archives

Carthusians everywhere!

posted by awelborn

Steven Greydanus reviews Into the Great Silence No interview footage furnishes psychological insights into the dispositions or motivations of the monks (apart from a single brief homiletical reflection late in the film). In contrast to nearly wordless nature documentaries like […]

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The Dawkins Confusion

posted by awelborn

Alvin Plantinga at Books and Culture: The real problem here, obviously, is Dawkins’ naturalism, his belief that there is no such person as God or anyone like God. That is because naturalism implies that evolution is unguided. So a broader […]

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What widgets do you hate?

posted by awelborn

I offer this post as a service to bloggers and readers of blogs. Bloggers love widgets. Widgets are the million little doohickies we like to put on our sidebars – search engine functions, mini-photo albums, instant messaging function,  etc. Here’s […]

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What are you cooking tonight?

posted by awelborn

Me…a variation on this and this. Of course, with grilled cheese for certain other people…

Where your literary and spiritual worlds meet:

posted by awelborn

Novelist Ron Hansen was ordained a permanent deacon last month: As a deacon, Hansen will work in campus ministry, mainly preaching and assisting with Masses and performing weddings in the Mission Church, said Jack Treacy, S.J., campus ministry director. But […]

Churches in Rome

posted by awelborn

The AP has a good article on the really difficult situation in Rome – historic churches in the center, many of them with virtually no regular parish life, and populations exploding in the suburbs, most of the demographic being poor, […]

Adoption as a snapshot of the Gospel

posted by awelborn

Via Mere Comments, an article about a recent event at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in which 2 professors shared their experiences of adopting children: “Outside of Christ, we are all orphans,” he [Stinson] said, speaking in January at the Pendergraph […]

The Rosary Bowl

posted by awelborn

Coming on May 19, from 6-9pm, in the Rose Bowl: The Rosary Bowl! Here’s the event’s website Here’s an article: And here’s Dave Hartline’s interview with Fr. Willie Raymond of Catholic Family Theater on the event: Father Willy Raymond CSC […]

Prayer request…

posted by awelborn

…from a reader, that parents with two sick unborn children find solutions so that lives may be saved… Kristy Recovers: Revolution 21 reports on a young woman who is valiantly working to help her leukemia-struck sister get back on her […]

Allen in Nigeria

posted by awelborn

Really interesting article in NCR from John Allen, who is currently in Nigeria, researching his "Mega-Trends in Catholicism" book. He explains the position of Nigeria within Africa and in the Catholic global scene, then turns to the persistent Muslim-Christian tensions […]

I swear

posted by awelborn

I have no idea how Michael managed to get a tiny pinhole poked in a beer can that he dug out of the closet, resulting in him standing in the middle of the hallway with beer spraying all over the […]

The most interesting thing I read yesterday…

posted by awelborn

…by far, was this. or years education officials in most developing countries (and workers in international aid agencies, too) have talked as though private education for the very poor barely existed. The only hope for equipping these unfortunate people with […]

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