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May 1, 2007 Archives

Eh

posted by awelborn

I was originally excited to see notice of this book: The Roman Catholic Church: A History by Edward Norman. A coffee-table style, richly illustrated history of the Church was badly needed, I thought. Well – it still is. Oh, the […]

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Well…

posted by awelborn

Oddest "liturgical curiosity" ever. Well, in the top 10. Matthew LIckona reports.

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Milingo Hearts the Moon

posted by awelborn

In case there was any doubt: For the past 3 months, Archbishop Milingo, participated at the morning Hoondokhae held at Cheon Jeong Gung Museum. Also, as he is staying on the Cheongpyeong Holy Ground he would meet with Ambassadors for […]

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Churches in the east

posted by awelborn

First, from Aid to the Church in Need, their project of the month: The mission station of Phuc Chau is situated in the archdiocese of Hanoi, in communist ruled Vietnam. It serves around 400 Catholics, who are extremely committed but […]

Armstrong, Spencer and Mohammad

posted by awelborn

Damian Thompson, editor of the Catholic Herald in England and blogger for the Telegraph, goes after Karen Armstrong, popular author on comparative religions and most recently, biographer of Mohammad and frequently quoted expert on same. Armstrong recently reviewed Robert Spencer’s […]

As if

posted by awelborn

Yesterday, as we were dropping Joseph off at school, Michael chirped, "Oh, dat’s the church!" (Joseph attends the parish school.) Uh-huh, yes it is, Michael. He continued. "Now I can pray!" Right. Unless what you’ll be doing is vigorously exploring […]

On Fr. Drinan

posted by awelborn

Over at First Things, Peter Sprigg, who worked in Drinan’s office briefly and is now with the Family Research Council, remembers and tries to understand: One thing that Congressman Drinan said during that period has always stayed with me. In […]

Episcopal matters

posted by awelborn

FIrst, prayers for BIshop Mengeling of Lansing, still serving at the age of 76, just diagnosed with bladder cancer. Speaking of Michigan bishops, they have issued a statement urging immigration reform. Questions are raised and confusion surrounds the actions in […]

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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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