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March 28, 2007 Archives

Through Their Own Eyes

posted by awelborn

History scares some. Reading books about history after you’ve left school scares them even more. It shouldn’t. If you’re a person who’s trying to understand the Church today in all its rather breathtaking variety, in the midst of changes that […]


posted by awelborn

Today, in the General Audience, Benedict continued his adult ed catechesis on the Church Fathers, moving on to Inrenaeus, the great Bishop of Lyons, who is one of our primary sources for information about early heresies. From AsiaNews: As a […]

The Pope and Europe

posted by awelborn

An acquaintance in Rome tells us that the big topic of conversation over there right now is the Pope’s speech last Saturday to a conference organized by the  council of European bishops on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of […]

In Cordoba

posted by awelborn

LATimes on the conflict over the cathedraL Spanish Catholics are of mixed minds about whether Muslims should be allowed to pray at La Mezquita. "Sure, let them — the day I can pray in a mosque," Luis Recio Mateo, 61, […]

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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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