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October 2007 Archives

More BBC goodness

posted by awelborn

Oh, okay we have our problems with so many facets of the BBC, radio included, but there’s much quality there – Rich Leonardi points us to a series from Eamon Duffy on “Ten Popes Who Changed the World.”  You can’t […]

Blessed Franz

posted by awelborn

William Doino, in First Things: Tomorrow, on October 26, the Catholic hero Franz Jägerstätter will be beatified in Linz, Austria. Executed in 1943 for refusing to serve in Hitler’s army, Jägerstätter was once known only to his relatives and neighbors—many […]

St. Crispin

posted by awelborn

Folks are doing some Crispin-blogging today, posting Shakespeare and such. Because they’re noble and erudite.  For my part, I ran across this fascinating artifact – how one cartoonist in Harper’s Weekly used St. Crispin to make a bigoted, fearmongering anti-immigration…er…statement […]

Children’s lit check

posted by awelborn

To try to get myself back into blogging shape, a couple of recent hits around here. (And speaking of the other…I’m up to 2.5 miles running/no walking/no stopping. If you’d told me two months ago I’d be back up to […]

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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? 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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