Advertisement

Via Media

Via Media

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. […]

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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 […]

Advertisement

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 […]

New blog!

posted by awelborn

One of our frequent commentors, Irenaeus – has a blog. I’m fairly sure he wrote to me about it a while back, but it got lost in the mess that is my email box. So, apologies for that, Irenaeus. Catholidoxies […]

No inertia

posted by awelborn

Today during the General Audience, the Pope took as his subject Eusebius of Caesarea, the 3rd-4th century church historian. Full text translation here – (scroll down) He begins with a bit of biography, then an explanation of structure and aim […]

St. Anthony around the blogs

posted by awelborn

Today is the feast of St. Anthony of Padua, the great Franciscan preacher, and patron of those seeking that which is lost. Chiara has several prayers posted Miki has a holy card and a short reflection A news video (the […]

The Rabbi and the Pope

posted by awelborn

Sandro Magister on Rabbi Jacob Neusner, whose work Pope Benedict repeatedly cites in JON, reprinting Neusner’s article from the Jerusalem Post from late May: In “Jesus of Nazareth,” the pope explains why this book made such a positive impression on […]

The Hitchens brothers

posted by awelborn

A profile from the Independent Peter, 55, confirms to me that he was implying in his review that Christopher, 58, was closer to religious belief than he had ever accepted. " There is always, in the atheistical struggle with God, […]

Begging to differ

posted by awelborn

Over at Intentional Disciples, Sherry Weddell looks at recent discussions of Asian Christianity at the recent CTSA meeting. The Kingdom Without the King, notice. Like Phan, Chia said that the FABC’s emphasis is on mission in an overwhelmingly non-Christian context. […]

Dawkins, etc

posted by awelborn

Mike Liccione has some suggestions for resources: But most people outside academia, or within it for that matter, don’t have time for a point-by-point rebuttal. If you’re an educated believer who moves in circles influenced by the new atheism, it’s […]

Back to books

posted by awelborn

As my brain slowly returns (soon to be swept away again, so we’ll take what we can get), a bit of children’s book blogging. (As for the grown-ups – I have a novel I’m currently reading – a fall release […]

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 »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.