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August 2007 Archives

Here: Creighton University and author Anne Lamott have mutually agreed upon cancellation of her public lecture on September 19, 2007.   After careful review of Ms. Lamott’s most recent writings (which postdated her contract agreement), we have concluded that key […]

A quick evaluation of new things: 1) Gmail – good. The layout of the mailbox, in which your responses to emails are grouped with the original emails, makes a lot of sense. I’ve not explored it much beyond that, but […]

I mean, er, Your Holiness. And studying the top Christian sellers on Amazon always interests me in a compare and contrast kind of way.

St. Monica…ora pro nobis! St. Monica links from around: Fr. Z on her tomb in Rome Mike Aquilina has many links The Pope, at last year’s Angelus on 8/27: Monica, who was born into a Christian family at Tagaste, today […]

1.   If you knew the Marlins were playing the Reds, you’d be able to better guess where we were. 2    The best part of the Cincinnati Zoo is the Nocturnal House, without question, with the Insect House coming in a […]

…this weekend? Well, some of us walked – yes, walked – from Kentucky to Ohio. Whew! (They rode the bus back, though. Interstate traveling can be tiring.)

….I’ll try to knock a few more recent reads off here. Last week I read Aunt Jeanne by Georges Simenon. All I knew about Simenon was that he was prolific, and that he wrote mysteries. I have a vague memory […]

We stopped in a local “international” grocery store yesterday – mostly Latino foodstuffs, but selections of Greek and Italian as well. Anyway, I let the boys get paletas. Joseph picked watermelon, which was fantastic, and I picked “fruit cocktail” for […]

From his series on the apostles, Pope Benedict on Bartholomew, traditionally associated with Nathanael,  last October: His heart is moved by Jesus’ words, he feels understood and he understands: “This man knows everything about me, he knows and is familiar […]

A couple of notes from elsewhere: Diane from Te Deum Laudemus has a great video she has put together on Benediction at her parish, Assumption Grotto in Detroit. She is hosting it at GodTube, not YouTube, and adds: I had […]