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May 8, 2007 Archives

More Beckwith fallout

posted by awelborn

Some interesting commentary continues on this. Catholics are startled that some still consider them trapped in the snares of the Whore of Babylon. Many Protestants are embarrassed about those kind of fulminations and while not agreeing with Dr. Beckwith’s decision, […]

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I can’t decide which is more startling

posted by awelborn

On picking up Michael from the sitter’s. Michael: I ate all my flowers! Me: Quizzical look at sitter Sitter: Oh, he means spinach. He ate all of his spinach salad. **** As I said, I really can’t decide which is […]

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A debate worth reading

posted by awelborn

There have been lots of theist v. atheist debates of late, most of them not worth listening to, but here’s one with promise: On the question, "Is Christianity Good for the World?" Christopher Hitchens v. Douglas Wilson. You know Hitchens. […]

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Into Great Silence

posted by awelborn

We started watching it last night. MIchael has thoughts.

Bleg:

posted by awelborn

A seminarian has a question: I am looking for some good examples how priests have upheld the Church’s teaching on the reception of Communion at funerals and weddings where there are many non-Catholics. This usually ranges from some words in […]

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posted by awelborn

To be added to Tuesday morning: Has the tomb of Herod the Great been found? The Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced Monday night that it has uncovered the grave and tomb of King Herod, who ruled Judea for the Roman […]

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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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