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August 21, 2007 Archives

When I was..

posted by awelborn

Disaster’s after-effects in Peru and the Caribbean. Looming disaster in Mexico. Catholic Relief Services Caritas Peru Food for the Poor Add any smaller charities of which you are aware in the comments. Some help from the Pope: Pope Benedict XVI […]

Family Ties

posted by awelborn

With one episode left for the season, Big Love is heating up, and very well.  There were many excellent, some weird moments in this week’s episode, but what interests me the most is the rather ingenious way that the impact […]

Do you enjoy a nice conversation?

posted by awelborn

Me: I saw Mrs. Miller today after Mass. Katie: What did you talk about? Me: Our ungrateful daughters. (Pause. Double Pause.) Katie: (tentatively) Really? Me: (shrug) Me: How was school? Katie: It was great. I have the best lunch table […]

The First Time

posted by awelborn

Fr. Z has a very interesting discussion going. Actually, it’s not a discussion, it’s more of a “What Did You Hear” type thread in which he has invted people who did not experience the Extraordinary Rite/Classical/Tridentine/ Mass growing up to […]

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? 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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