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January 1, 1970 Archives

After one year

posted by awelborn

Julia Duin at the WaTimes, with a lengthy profile of Archbishop Wuerl after a year It’s comprehensive and thorough, looking at everything with his informal gatherings with Catholic members of Congress to his catechetical efforts: According to the Center for […]

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Radio Report

posted by awelborn

Go to Vatican Radio for several before, during and after reports on the Pope’s visit. (As well as on the visit of Chrysostomos II on Saturday.)

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To the youth

posted by awelborn

AsiaNews has the complete text of the Pope’s message to youth posted. (There were about 25,000 present.) Print it out and use it as the kick-off point for your youth group, religious ed class and Catholic school this fall: Saint […]

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To the Religious

posted by awelborn

From VIS: At 4.30 p.m. today, Benedict XVI travelled to Assisi’s cathedral of San Rufino where he met with priests, deacons, religious, superiors and students of the pontifical seminary of Umbria. In his talk to them, the Holy Father insisted […]

In Assisi

posted by awelborn

The Pope travelled to Assisi yesterday. It was a very busy 11-hour day, with the Pope giving 5 messages – a homily, the Angelus message, a speech to Franciscans, and speach to other priests and religious, and then a message […]

Tavener: Still Orthodox

posted by awelborn

As blogged before, Sir John Tavener’s piece The Beautiful Names, will premiere at Westminster Cathedral in London on Tuesday. The piece is a subject of controversy, although as I wrote before, after reading descriptions of the piece, no matter what […]

It’s all there

posted by awelborn

Incredibly detailed argument for a death/funereal/Last Supper/Eucharistic reading of the last Sopranos scene.

In our Time

posted by awelborn

Really great episode of the BBC4 Radio program, on "Renaissance Astrology." It left me with several unanswered questions, but it was an excellent general introduction, setting things in context – which is what all good historical discussions do. You have […]

Musing on writing

posted by awelborn

I am currently working through some things regarding another novel. At one point last week, I thought I had come up with an amazing way of combining two novels that I had already partly written, and spent a day working […]

Giuliani, abortion and Communion

posted by awelborn

The NYObserver takes a good look: (And by "good" I mean objective and fair. No kidding.) Rudy Giuliani has made it clear that he doesn’t “get into debates with the pope.” The Roman Catholic Church, however, is already debating what […]

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posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
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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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