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January 1, 1970 Archives

Reminder

posted by awelborn

Comments are moderated now. That means they don’t appear until I approve. Sometimes I check frequently, sometimes I don’t. So be patient – your comment will appear.

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Git ‘er done

posted by awelborn

Vox Clara urges rapid completion of that translation. The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments and a committee of congregation advisers have urged the quick completion of the new English translation of the Mass. The Vox Clara Committee, a […]

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Rachel wants to know…

posted by awelborn

From Rachel Balducci, blogger at Testosterhome: Would you be willing to ask your readers about this: when Paul lived in Mexico (before we were married) he sent home a silver Our Lady of Guadalupe medal. On the back is inscribed: […]

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Compare and contrast

posted by awelborn

John Thavis at CNS looks at the two new JPII books: As Pope John Paul II’s sainthood cause rolled forward, two people close to him have offered quite different insider accounts of his life and times. Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of […]

The Death of Catholic Culture?

posted by awelborn

James Matthew Wilson, a Sorin Research Fellow at Notre Dame, writes in the college newspaper: Ignorance of the Church’s faith, however, is just a symptom of an even more grave condition. It is one thing not to know the doctrinal […]

Almsgiving, cont’d

posted by awelborn

I received a very nice note from the sister who is the co-founder of Vietnam Dream for Success, one of the charities we mentioned in our "Almsgiving" post last month. One of you sent a donation and mentioned that you’d […]

The missing link

posted by awelborn

In thinking about the Exhortation and matters liturgical this week, considering all of that along with the hopes many have for a forthcoming Motu Proprio and the dynamic of how all of this works out on the ground, I formulated […]

Hotter yet…

posted by awelborn

..for those keeping their eyes on the Anglican situation, things just got hotter as the Very Rev. Mark Lawrence’s election as Bishop of South Carolina didn’t happen. I use the highly precise "didn’t happen" because it appears that even though […]

Blessed are the Meek

posted by awelborn

Full text isn’t out, but John Allen reports on this morning’s homily from the Preacher of the Papal Household, Capuchin Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa: Friedrich Nietzsche espoused a pagan lust for power “irreducibly” opposed to Christian non-violence, the Preacher of the […]

Once more, Exhorting

posted by awelborn

I have spent a few days now going over Sacramentum Caritatis, for it seems now, no purpose, but that’s another story….anyway…some more thoughts. 1) It’s a collegial document, rooted in the Synodal propositions. Some have expressed distress, for example, that […]

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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