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February 24, 2008 Archives

Pasta! Basta!

posted by awelborn

Michael’s traveling a lot these days, so I’m using his absence as an opportunity to experiment in the kitchen – without having to inflict the perhaps unfortunate results on the poor man. Last week, it was pasta. I’ve had a (manual) […]

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Puzzling

posted by awelborn

Someday, it will be warm enough to play outside again. Although I have to say, today, I got a little scared. It was about 34 degrees outside and I thought, “Hmm. This feels warm enough to run at the park […]

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Yes, I’m reading…

posted by awelborn

…or have read all the books on the sidebar. Plus a couple of Ratzinger books which I suppose I should put up there. A few of them I want to review together, so the finished have to wait for the […]

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My Oscar Prediction

posted by awelborn

I only have one: If Juno (which I liked), wins any Major Awards, whoever accepts the award will make a statement supportive of abortion rights. Ellen Page has already set the stage, but I’d expect more. For the record!  Update:  […]

Catholics Come Home

posted by awelborn

Here is a fantastic evangelization effort – at least judging from the spots they’ve put together so far. Catholics Come Home is a group dedicated to reconnecting Catholics with their faith, with the byproduct of deepening the faith of all of […]

Pastoral Visit

posted by awelborn

Today, the Third Sunday of Lent, Pope Benedict made a visit to Santa Maria Liberatrice parish in the Testaccio area of Rome. Teresa Benedetta has interesting background on the parish (run by the Salesians) here. Many photos here. No English […]

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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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