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January 1, 1970 Archives

Bleg

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 Niños. My proof of her notoriety? My cab driver in Tegucigalpa could name Leggol and the cardinal as […]

Slavery Today

posted by awelborn

It’s the Tablet’s lead article In 1789, the year of the French Revolution, William Wilberforce started advocating the abolition of slavery. Results were long in coming, but he persevered – perhaps endowed with Yorkshire stubbornness – until in 1807 the […]

What…did they forget Sam Harris?

posted by awelborn

Dorian Speed notes the authors included at her local Barnes and Noble "Easter is Coming" display. She concludes: Why don’t they just scrawl "SUCKAHS!" underneath the "Easter is Coming" banner and be done with it?

On the Cardinal

posted by awelborn

This week, the story from LA has concerned apparent differences between what Cardinal Mahony told the people of the Archdiocese and what he told the Vatican about an abusing priest. (At least he told the truth to the Vatican, which […]

Nope

posted by awelborn

A statement from the USCCB: The document Statement Concerning Two Pamphlets Published by Professor Daniel Maguire was developed by the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  It was approved by the Administrative Committee of […]

Preach it

posted by awelborn

John Allen, on an answer to the Pentecostals in Honduras: Had someone called central casting in a Hollywood studio and asked for a Catholic look-alike of the magnetic Pentecostal preachers today marching across Latin America, they could not have done […]

Some people need to get out more

posted by awelborn

With all due respect, what the rector of the Pontifical Biblical Institute says here just doesn’t help. Academics, more often than not, living in that hothouse of theirs, have a tendency to grow new sets of ears that tune out […]

Papal varia

posted by awelborn

Tomorrow, the Pope meets with members of Communion and Liberation: At least 70 to 80 thousand people of the Communion and Liberation Movement will be in Saint Peter’s Square on the 24th of March for an encounter with Benedict XVI. […]

Letter to China

posted by awelborn

Fr. Z reports on Cardinal Zen’s report on the contents of Benedict’s forthcoming letter to Chinese Catholics: Pope Benedict’s forthcoming letter to Chinese Catholics will clear up pastoral issues troubling the mainland church while spelling out the Vatican’s bottom line […]

Care and feeding…

posted by awelborn

…of Motu Proprio rumors. Various reports from the Italian Press have hinted that the rumored MP is coming between Sunday (the Feast of the Annunciation) and Easter. I’ve no idea on how reliable those rumors are, but I will note […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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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