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March 11, 2007 Archives

Conversion

posted by awelborn

The Pope today, in his Angelus talk: Christ’s invitation to conversion, “to repent…is not just a simple moral dictate, but the most effective way to change oneself and society for the better”: Benedict XVI today placed at the basis of […]

So goes Portugal

posted by awelborn

Tragic: Portugal’s parliament approved a bill allowing abortions until the 10th week of pregnancy, after a referendum on easing restrictions on the procedure was nullified because of low turnout. Currently, abortions in the mostly Catholic country are allowed in the […]

Propositioning

posted by awelborn

Consider this a reference post. Tuesday (at 7am Eastern, not 6am…forgot about the time change), the Pope’s Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Sacramentum Caritatis ("Sacrament of Charity" or "Sacrament of Love"), a final document based on the reflections of the fall, 2005 […]

Breach

posted by awelborn

Michael and I went to see this at a late show last night – kind of crazy considering the time change and since there is no such thing as sleeping in at this house… I was surprised it was still […]

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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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