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January 1, 1970 Archives

Cancelled

posted by awelborn

Bush visit to Trastavere: US President George W. Bush has cancelled a plan to visit the St. Egidio community in Rome on June 9, apparently because of security concerns. The American leader was due to travel to Rome’s Trastevere section […]

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Roman Arts

posted by awelborn

Elizabeth Lev’s column at Zenit – on St. Petronilla, her legend, and her importance at St. Peter’s Basilica; and a quick overview of the history of San Clemente, which this week observed the 150th anniversary of the beginnings of the […]

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Corpus Christi

posted by awelborn

Yesterday was the Feast of Corpus Christi  – it is normally and traditionally celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. Where it is not a holy day of obligation, it is transferred to the following Sunday (as it is here.) […]

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Guarding the Pope

posted by awelborn

In light of recent events: Pope Benedict XVI’s security guards are known for composure under pressure, and they showed it when a deranged German tried to jump onto the pope’s jeep at a general audience. Within seconds, 11 Vatican plainclothes […]

Caritas

posted by awelborn

Today, the Pope met with participants in the General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis, the umbrella agency of Catholic relief and social justice groups that includes Catholic Charities, USA and Catholic Relief Services. The Pope’s speech to the group (delivered in […]

Warnings for the Congo

posted by awelborn

Shadows of war: The Democratic Republic of Congo is on the brink of full-scale war unless the government and international community intervene, said a Caritas official and the archbishop of Bukavu, Congo. Bruno Miteyo, director of Caritas Congo, told Catholic […]

Varia…but related

posted by awelborn

Dimitri Cavalli in the WSJ about excommunication threats, past and present: Rummel and Archbishop Joseph Ritter of St. Louis had previously used the threat of excommunication to suppress lay Catholic opposition to civil rights. In 1956, Rummel warned Catholic lawmakers […]

Just say no

posted by awelborn

The "Ninevah Plan" is a schema to purportedly protect some Christian populations in Iraq – specifically, this: The Plains of Nineveh contain a series of Christian villages (approximately twenty), in which most people speak the Syriac dialect known as “Sureth.”  […]

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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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