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March 17, 2007 Archives

People Power

posted by awelborn

Works of Mercy in the Philippines: A housing project to shelter poor families in the village of Buntala in the Philippine Archdiocese of Jaro is the objective of a new movement, called “People power”. Drawing together rich and poor alike, […]

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Still thinking about it…

posted by awelborn

Do a "Find on this page" search on Ian Fisher’s NYTimes article on the Exhortation. Look for the words "Eucharist" or even "Communion" in the piece. Let me know when you find them….I’ll be waiting here in Shangri-La. The never […]

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Set your clocks..

posted by awelborn

…for 4:30 AM, if you really want to. You can then watch Pope Benedict’s visit to Casal del Marmo, Rome’s juvenile penitentiary. He will visit and say Mass.  It will be broadcast on EWTN and via the Vatican television service, […]

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Food for thought…

posted by awelborn

In pondering matters liturgical, and the interplay between the now and then, past and present, universality and adaptability and the way in which blinders get so stubbornly attached…for all of us…I was struck by a quote from Nabokov, pulled out […]

Shylock in Fort Wayne

posted by awelborn

Last Sunday, I took Katie to a production of The Merchant of Venice at the small, yet established (30+ years) and high-quality First Presbyterian Theater downtown. She had three friends in the production, plus…why not? The production was simple and […]

Prayers today…

posted by awelborn

For the Roving Medievalist, (a wonderful blog)  who is, according to his own lights, "not doing well."

Sometimes you just get lucky

posted by awelborn

…and you hit a Mass in which you get not one, not two, but three homilies. (At the "greeting," (3 minutes), at homily time (20 minutes) and at the end of Mass (7 minutes or so. Which includes introduction of […]

St. Patrick

posted by awelborn

From the Primate of all Ireland Archbishop Sean Brady: In memory of our most revered Father in the Lord Jesus, Patrick, Apostle to the Irish People, I hope that these words of mine may somehow touch the hearts of all […]

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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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