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May 2, 2007 Archives

Family moment

posted by awelborn

Kansas City Catholic features one of the men ordained by the Pope on Sunday – the son of the Pope’s official photographer.

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Indifference

posted by awelborn

The new rector of an Iraq seminary is blunt: “Christians in Iraq are on their way to extinction, cut off from the country’s political process,” said Redemptorist Fr Bashar Warda, newly-appointed rector of the St Peter Major Seminary, which was […]

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The Turkish martyrs

posted by awelborn

Via the blog of Dr. Ben WItherington, a first-hand account of one of the funerals and a memorial service for the three Christian publisher employees killed last month in Turkey. I have attended many funerals, but this was my first […]

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To Brazil

posted by awelborn

The Pope’s trip to Brazil begins in a week. The Benedict Blog has some links to set context and The American Papist has many more.

Dirty Little Secret

posted by awelborn

Ryan Anderson on Amnesty International: AI’s move to changing its policy on abortion has been murmured about for a while now. While looking through the group’s website, Anderson discovered that it’s a done deal and that AI is prepared: Karen […]

A new bishop in Dallas

posted by awelborn

Yesterday, Bishop Kevin Farrell was installed as bishop of Dallas. There’s nothing much at the diocesan web page yet, but here’s the main article from the Texas Catholic: Bishop Farrell, who served as auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Washington […]

A day late…

posted by awelborn

…but here ’tis anyway. I always liked this piece from Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine in Orlando. This is summer 2003, Joseph with Joseph and Jesus:

Origen, continued

posted by awelborn

At today’s GA: The “fast track to knowing God, is love”, in reality “even among men and women true knowledge of another person can only be reached if you open your hearts”: the deep meaning of prayer, ‘our conversation with’ […]

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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?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 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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