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December 5, 2007 Archives


posted by awelborn

You know those crafty-artsy-hipster-crunchy-parenting-homeschooling blogs where they’re always posting photos of the kids’ projects, which are always very cool, primitive yet winningly elegant in said simplicity, displayed against the background of the Mission furniture in their Craftsmen bungalows or their farmhouse and if they’re Catholic, […]

Spe Salvi 2.2

posted by awelborn

No, 2.2 was not required. Off to graphics. We’ll just count this post as version 2.2. When I clicked on the text of Spe Salvi  Friday morning at 7am and glanced over it with echoes of Max and Ruby and early-morning […]


posted by awelborn

Pope Benedict continues to school us in the Early Church Fathers, turning to St. Chromatius in today’s GA. From Teresa Benedetta at PRF. (As he always does, Benedict begins with concise and skillful scene-setting for the ministry of Chromatius: Arianism, […]

John Gardner Madness

posted by awelborn

I think I’m about to go on a John Gardner kick. Never even read Grendel before (David did, in high school, and made a video based on it for a project…that’s as close as I got). But I picked up […]

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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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