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February 2008 Archives

Another Passion

posted by awelborn

BBC television is airing a new mini-series version of the Passion, starting on Palm Sunday. The BBC’s website for the series is here. (It would be great if BBC America were also showing it, but in the past, they’ve not […]

Just a bit more on Pew

posted by awelborn

Of course, the major story coming out of the Pew survey is the fluidity of religious affiliation in the U.S.   This is true within Protestantism and it’s something we can see not only with the stats but in the upsurge […]

Heaven Help Us

posted by awelborn

For several days, I’ve been stewing over Joe Feuerherd’s WaPo oped on the US bishops and politics.  One of the advantages of waiting to say anything is that you inevitably find that someone else will come along and do the […]

Lansing’s new bishop

posted by awelborn

Bishop Earl Boyea, Detroit Auxiliary – Thomas Peters at AmPapist has the goods.

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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