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May 23, 2007 Archives

Book Awards

posted by awelborn

Christianity Today presents its list – good stuff, including Dwelling Places, the novel by Vinita Hampton Wright, my frequent editor at Loyola. Speaking of books, Jesus of Nazareth has now sold 1.5 million copies. It’s #20 at Amazon, and if […]

Brief bloggage

posted by awelborn

The kidnapped Chaldean priest was freed. Cracking down in China: Word came down from the central government in Beijing that it was time to strengthen enforcement of China‘s one-child policy. In response, people here said, birth control bureaucrats showed up […]

It’s Saturno time!

posted by awelborn

The Pope brings out his summertime cappello romano, or the saturno. Fr. Z. reports there were 50,000 present at the General Audience today. Teresa translates the message, which recapped the Brazil trip: My trip was, above all, an act of […]

Previous Posts

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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