Via Media

Via Media

March 23, 2007 Archives


posted by awelborn

My daughter just completed a massive project on Charles I  – she had to read a book – I can’t remember who the author was, but I know that the teacher gave them all a reading comprehension test and then […]

Mass in the Sunbelt

posted by awelborn

One of my complaints about EWTN has always been that I think they could do a much better job of highlighting liturgical life across the US, not just in Birmingham and the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in DC. Yes, […]

Face Time

posted by awelborn

Members of the Catholic Peace Fellowship traveled to Rome recently. John Thavis of CNS reports: The group was heartened last fall when Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the new Vatican secretary of state, gave his inaugural address to the diplomatic corps and […]

Must-read of the day

posted by awelborn

Truly. From Honduras (still) John Allen profiles a remarkable woman, Franciscan Sr. Maria Rosa Leggol, founder of the Sociedad Amigos de los NiƱos. My proof of her notoriety? My cab driver in Tegucigalpa could name Leggol and the cardinal as […]

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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? 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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