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July 22, 2007 Archives

If you speak Italian…

posted by awelborn

…you might want to add the blog of Vaticanista Andrea Tornielli at Il Giornale to your daily stops.. Il direttore dei programmi tedeschi della Radio Vaticana, il gesuita Eberhard von Gemmingen, intervistato dal Messaggero, ha detto: “Nella Cappella Sistina vedrei […]

Carmel in Wyoming

posted by awelborn

A shockingly well-written piece in the Salt Lake Tribune, by Jessica Ravitz on a new (as of 2003) Carmelite foundation in Wyoming. I say that because the writer does what is seemingly so hard for too many religion writers to […]

The return

posted by awelborn

Kidnapped Italian missionary priest Giancarlo Bossi was released last week, and will be returning to Italy in August His deepest desire is to “be able to embrace my people”, but it will also be wonderful to “see my family again”. […]

Let there be peace

posted by awelborn

Today, on vacation, the Pope prayed the Angelus and had some words: “Never again war!”: from the mountains of Cadore, a place of great natural beauty that was transformed into a theatre of slaughter during the First World War, Benedict […]

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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?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 »


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