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April 2007 Archives

and more threats…

posted by awelborn

…in Zimbabwe: Officers from Zimbabwe’s security agency have warned Catholic priests not to distribute local language versions of a pastoral letter that is highly critical of the deepening political and economic crisis here. Zimbabwe’s bishops’ conference issued a pastoral letter, […]

Sit, Stand or Kneel?

posted by awelborn

Really excellent video from the folks at SQPN – the first in their series, "That Catholic Show." Four minutes of good content, very engagingly and appropriately presented (I like how Jennifer sort of whispers when she’s doing a portion from […]

New Melbourne Auxiliaries

posted by awelborn

Two appointed. Zadok comments on one: Mons Peter J Elliott, who is the author of Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite – probably the sanest and most reasonable practical book on how to celebrate the liturgy of Paul VI. A […]

Drawn by Love

posted by awelborn

Thanks to a commentator for pointing us to this marvelous site dedicated to St. Catherine of Siena, the work of Thomas McDermott, OP, who teaches spiritual theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

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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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