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March 18, 2007 Archives

What are you seeing and hearing?

posted by awelborn

I meant to start this thread last week, but I forgot. So…what is Lent like in your parish Masses? How are the RCIA rites being handled? Music? Preaching? Scrutinies? Didn’t seem them this week, but last week prayed with the […]

For the blind

posted by awelborn

Yesterday, the Pope was part of a Mass in St. Peter’s for Movimento Apostolico Ciechi  – or "The Movement for the Blind." From the photos, it doesn’t appear to me that he celebrated the Mass – it looks like Cardinal […]

The Prodigal Son

posted by awelborn

Today, the Pope began his day with a visit to the Casal del Marmo juvenile detention facility in Rome. His homily during the Mass there was extemporaneous, so it will take a while for a full text to be available. […]

Just in time for St. Patrick..

posted by awelborn

You’re invited to check out the website Celtic Prayer and the blog Anamchara, both dedicated to Celtic spirituality. "Anamchara"… It’s the Celtic word for "soul friend" and this is the place to talk about Roman Catholicism, Celtic Spirituality, Tolkien, Lewis, […]

Previous Posts

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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