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May 13, 2007 Archives

TOB in Boston

posted by awelborn

The Archdiocese of Boston brought in Christopher West to offer a full-day seminar on the Theology of the Body on Saturday – and when I say "Archdiocese" I mean Archdiocese – the talk was co-sponsored by 17 chancery offices, and […]

Blessed are you

posted by awelborn

There’s still lots of ongoing commentary about Francis Beckwith’s reversion – more since Alan Cooperman at the WaPo picked up on the story and reported this weekend. Among the wealth of Catholic commentary, this one was particularly moving: Scott at […]

Back to Rome

posted by awelborn

…the Pope is on his way back to Rome tonight. Full texts of his talks this weekend should be available soon, as well as commentary. There will be a  lot to digest. I didn’t time his speech at the CELAM […]

MotherLove

posted by awelborn

A moving piece from today’s NYTimes: But I didn’t become pregnant. And after two years of trying, I was tired of feeling hopeless, of trudging down this path not knowing how it would end. I did know, however, how adopting […]

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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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