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June 13, 2007 Archives

No Amnesty

posted by awelborn

Consequences for Amnesty International’s move to abortion support: Abortion has driven a wedge between the Catholic Church and an organization that began as an ally. Amnesty International (AI) was founded in 1961 by Peter Benenson, a British convert to Catholicism. […]

Walker Percy at Notre Dame

posted by awelborn

Video from 1989- Walker Percy’s speech (with a rather lengthy intro) on being the recipient of the Laetare Medal. Via Matthew Lickona – I believe his brother Mark put it up on YouTube.

A Million for Max

posted by awelborn

Or…How They Sell All Those Books: Thomas Nelson has ordered a 1 million-copy first printing for 3:16: The Numbers of Hope by Max Lucado—the largest first printing in the company’s history, according to David Moberg, senior v-p and group publisher […]

Hitchens is not right

posted by awelborn

Last week, Mark D. Roberts, a Presbyterian pastor and writer had a lengthy debate with Christopher HItchens on the Hugh Hewitt radio show. Roberts has helpfully summarized the many ways in which Hitchens’ book either distorts or simply gets the […]

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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? 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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