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March 15, 2007 Archives

Take a gander at this…

posted by awelborn

Thanks to Nance for sending this one along: The Anatomical Museum in Modena, Italy, which consists of a collection of simply astonishing obstetrical models realized by Giovan Battista Manfredini in Modena between 1773 and 1775. Almost full-scale models of women […]

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Do you know the Secret?

posted by awelborn

No? What’s the matter with you? Emily Stimson writes at OSV of the latest faddishness given a platform by Oprah Winfrey: According to Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, who hosts EWTN Live and writes extensively on the New Age movement, The […]

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Varia

posted by awelborn

Brittany, the young woman many of you helped bring down her student loan debt so she could enter the convent…has met her goal. Jen Ambrose is back in China and, as usual, has fascinating and pity posts about life there […]

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Putin in Bari

posted by awelborn

Russian President Vladimir Putin, still in Italy, journeyed to Bari , the resting place since the 11th century, of the relics of St. Nicholas of Myra. A translation of an article in an Italian newspaper: He knelt, he kissed the […]

The New Bedford Raid

posted by awelborn

Last week, there was a federal immigration raid on a leather-goods factory in New Bedford, MA. Here is a timeline of the raid . Jeff Jacoby: SUPPOSE YOU LEARN that a New England manufacturer is exploiting its employees, many of […]

And the winner is…

posted by awelborn

The winner of the 2007 Templeton Prize has been announced. The prize: How might humankind’s spiritual information and advancement increase by more than a hundredfold? This is the challenge presented by the Templeton Prize. Just as knowledge in science, medicine, […]

The Ides of March

posted by awelborn

Fr. Z takes you to the spot. Speaking of Rome…This Rome-based blogger has the goods on the milk sold at the Vatican grocery store!

The last Arian church

posted by awelborn

A reader passed this on – I wish I could read Spanish at more than a "well, that looks like the English word…" level, because it looks interesting: Constructed in the 6th century (I think) by one of the kings […]

Damian on SC

posted by awelborn

Damian Thompson is the editor of the Catholic Herald, a British Catholic paper we refer to here often. Today, he continues his fulminating against the bishops’ offices: Real anger is building up in the parishes over the bishops’ behaviour, which […]

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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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