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January 1, 1970 Archives

Put this on your list..

posted by awelborn

…to read and contemplate. Aimee Milburn at Historical Christian’s short version of why she became a Catholic. (Longer versions are linked at the post!) In a nutshell, through a long period of study and reflection I simply became convinced that […]

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Beautiful

posted by awelborn

Fr. Dwight Longenecker on 40 Hours in his parish: To the outsider I know this seems arcane, irrelevant and difficult to understand. To many Catholics it seems the same. They wonder why worship cannot be more ‘relevant’ and more easy […]

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Responding..

posted by awelborn

….to the Hannity/Euteneuer dustup…FoxNews commentator, Fr. Jonathon Morris, LC: As I watched a fellow Catholic priest spar with you on the March 9 edition of Hannity and Colmes, I hung my head in shame and sadness. My colleague in religion […]

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Praying with the Pope

posted by awelborn

On Saturday, Pope Benedict gathered with European and Asian university students, both in reality and virtually, to pray the rosary. This event was held to mark the fifth European Day for Universities. A CNA story: On Saturday the Holy Father […]

Speaking of Art

posted by awelborn

Painting Cardinals: When New York artist Alex Melamid watched the funeral of Pope John Paul II on TV in 2005, he was struck by the way the cardinals all looked the same — as iconic dignitaries in red vestments. This […]

The Catechism in Images

posted by awelborn

Sandro Magister on a new edition of the Compendium: (You won’t be buying this one in bulk for your students, I don’t think. Too bad.) The image above is the “Salvator Mundi” by Antonello da Messina, painted in 1475 and […]

Giuliani and the pro-lifers

posted by awelborn

I have really been trying to stay out of the ’08 presidential discussions, since it’s, you know, ’07, but the Giluliani questions has really been heating up over the past week, so here we are. The American Spectator rounds up […]

Varia

posted by awelborn

Back in October, I linked to, and you folks discussed a radio debate between one David Quinn and Richard Dawkins. Quinn has gone on to begin the "Iona Institute" in Ireland – a ZENIT interview with him about the Institute […]

Revelations

posted by awelborn

CNN Headline News anchor Thomas Roberts writes of his abuse at the hands of Catholic priest  Jeff Toohey, the chaplain of his all-boys’ school in Baltimore. He will discuss it this evening, on Anderson Cooper’s show, as well. An article […]

The West, Islam and Women

posted by awelborn

At AsiaNews, Jesuit Samir Khalil Samir looks at the issues: The ideology of multiculturalism, i.e. blind tolerance toward any culture and tradition, is destroying European identity and is above all doing away with human rights and, more specifically, women’s rights.  […]

Blessed are the Pure in Heart

posted by awelborn

The preacher of the Papal Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preached the first Lenten homily last Friday. Text at Zenit: His text is Mt. 5:8, of course. In the first part of the homily, he sets Jesus’ words in opposition […]

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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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