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March 27, 2007 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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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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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