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January 1, 1970 Archives

Mandatory goat-feeding photo

posted by awelborn

So today we went to the Zoo – the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. For a couple of years there we were zoo fiends, going once a week during the summer, but I suppose MIchael’s birth and various travels last year […]

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Suspicious Minds

posted by awelborn

Fr. Dwight Longenecker has a strong post on superstition among Christians, Catholics and Protestant alike.

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Inside the meeting

posted by awelborn

From Inside the Vatican, a thorough report on the Bush-Benedict meeting, along with some of Pope Benedict’s other activities of the day, reflecting the Big Picture: So Benedict left a meeting with Bush to give a speech to North African […]

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Prayers

posted by awelborn

Medjugorje pilgrims hurt A bus carrying mostly southeastern Wisconsin Catholics to a shrine in southern Bosnia veered to avoid a jackknifed truck and plunged at least 40 feet into a ravine outside Sarajevo on Monday, injuring 27 of the 34 […]

Catholic Colbert

posted by awelborn

In one convenient spot for all your clips and commentary.

Whaddya Gonna Do?

posted by awelborn

Many commenters have pulled what they think are the emblematic Sopranos quotes – for me it was always the title of this post, uttered by at least one character at every funeral (after the envelopes) and often after every tragedy. […]

If you’re in DC this summer..

posted by awelborn

..you might run into Archbishop Rowan Williams: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, will spend much of his summer sabbatical at Georgetown University sources in England and Washington confirmed today. Williams, has stayed at the Jesuit university twice previously […]

Zoo-bound

posted by awelborn

We’re off to the zoo – so any comments won’t appear ’til this afternoon.

Backseat Theological Colloquium

posted by awelborn

Between Joseph (who is flipping through this, grabbed from Daddy’s office, where we’d just dropped of Chris, to be then taken on to the Indianapolis airport) and Michael who evidently has a rather reflexively negative view of humanity. Michael: He’s […]

Listen and learn

posted by awelborn

The Pope met with a couple of groups yesterday: First, astronomers: This morning Pope Benedict received the faculty and students of the Eleventh Vatican Observatory Summer School in an audience. He exhorted the amateur astronomers to form their faith and […]

Kurtz to Louisville

posted by awelborn

Bishop Kurtz of Knoxville has been appointed the new Archbishop of Louisville. Bishop Kurtz was the second bishop of Knoxville (the diocese was created from the Diocese of Nashville in 1988), having served for almost ten years now.  I had […]

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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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