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January 1, 1970 Archives

On Discernment

posted by awelborn

A reader wrote in and recommended I highlight a recent blog post from the always excellent Aimee Milburn of Historical Christianity. Well, Here it is – a post in which Aimee gives good, practical suggestions for developing spiritual discernment and […]

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Books, books, books

posted by awelborn

Just a couple of notes recently received from kind readers who took the time to email and let me know that they appreciated books mentioned here: At the beginning of the year I prayed for the gift of silence.  The […]

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Related..

posted by awelborn

…to the post following this one. A subject that comes up in the Catholic blogosphere a lot runs sort of like this: A. The Roman Catholic Church claims to be the one, true Church of Jesus Christ. B. The Roman […]

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Episcopalians, continued

posted by awelborn

AT First Things, Jordan Hylden sums up the most recent developments: Not all conservatives have reached the point of giving up. But there is no way to escape from the conclusion that it will not be long before they will […]

The Lost Parish

posted by awelborn

The San Francisco Chronicle is running a three-part series on the closure of St. Brigid parish downtown, a process that was initiated more than a decade ago, and fought by parishioners who questioned the Archdiocese’s reasoning for closing their parish. […]

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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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