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January 1, 1970 Archives

Why I could never get a Ph.D

posted by awelborn

Well, one of countless reasons..I am so terribly distractable. (I started working on this post on 5/21, btw.) Because being distracted is just so interesting. It first hit me when I was working on my MA thesis at Vanderbilt – […]

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Advantage…who?

posted by awelborn

From today’s WSJ on the Russian Orthodox reunion noted earlier this week: From the time when Russia became communist and atheist after 1917, the Church Abroad had sought to be the free voice of Russian Orthodoxy world-wide. Its independence was […]

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Blogging and Blegging about

posted by awelborn

Maureen Wittman has observations about a confirmation she attended in the Grand Rapids diocese Reader Lance wonders about the Scalabrini Fathers, who are taking his parish under their wing. Anyone? Reader/seminarian Dennis has a bleg: I’m working on a talk […]

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More news bits

posted by awelborn

Aid to the Church in Need has stories of interest – about Chavez effectively shutting down the Catholic television station in Venezuala, and a Peruvian bishop’s accusations again mine owners. Pope gives 100,000 Euros to a Ukrainian Catholic university. More […]

The Catholic Boom

posted by awelborn

Today, in the NYTimes, David Brooks on Catholics (via Mirror of Justice) He focuses on the "quasi-religious" – those who go to church but are skeptical about what they hear, and particularly Catholics. He traces the beginning of Catholic prosperity […]

Varia…

posted by awelborn

Bringing solar power to the Vatican. A giant rooftop garden of solar panels will be built next year on top of the Paul VI audience hall, creating enough electricity to heat, cool and light the entire building year-round. "Solar energy […]

Just wondering…

posted by awelborn

A couple of items sent my way. As you know, World Youth Day is coming up next summer in Sydney. A couple of weeks ago, the event’s official hymn was announced: The theme song for World Youth Day 2008 was […]

Padre Pio…cookies.

posted by awelborn

Down in Deerfield Beach: Creating a cookie for a saint is not as far-fetched as it may seem. For baker Joseph Teresi and his customer Giacomo Piraino, it was a happy convergence of cuisine and faith. It is significant that […]

Good News

posted by awelborn

From today’s WSJ, a Catholic school getting the job done: High graduation rates are a constant at most Catholic schools, but St. Joseph’s is unique even within the parochial system: It is the only area Catholic school that has an […]

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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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