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January 1, 1970 Archives

HWTN – Motu Proprio Edition

posted by awelborn

Sweet. 8:00 PM. The Colbert Report. Jean-Baptiste Colbert, contrôleur général of the Kingdoms of France and Navarre and first minister to the Sun-King, brings his distinctive blend of wikiality and mercantilism to the wacky zoo-like forum of American cable news. […]

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One more Potter post

posted by awelborn

Ross Douthat’s take: (After the cut, for those who are unspoiled. Sorry.)

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More pain

posted by awelborn

…lest anyone persist in the fantasy that Church Problems = Catholic Problems, take a look at this piece from Christianity Today, a companion piece, almost to William Lobdell’s LATimes piece. Beginning with a small, "casual, hippy-era" (her phrase) church, moving […]

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St. James

posted by awelborn

From the Pope’s General Audience, last June: Consequently, we can learn much from St James: promptness in accepting the Lord’s call even when he asks us to leave the "boat" of our human securities, enthusiasm in following him on the […]

Varia

posted by awelborn

At First Things, William Doino, Jr. takes on the treatment of Pius XII in Saul Friedlander’s widely-praised history Nazi Germany and the Jews. These are not the only concerns. Relying on the farfetched claims of Susan Zuccotti, Friedlander writes: “Personally […]

Missions near and far

posted by awelborn

A reader sent along this link to an article about an Iowa couple dedicated to helping a New Mexico school: Some might be heading west on a family vacation, but for Bob and Tess Thompson their trip will be a […]

The Church in China

posted by awelborn

Several items: From AsiaNews: 50 years of the CPCA: The Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA) will celebrate 50 years on August 2. Some 5,000 people have been invited for the occasion, but quite a few of the would-be guests will […]

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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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