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April 16, 2008 Archives

Pope to bishops

posted by awelborn

The text after the jump. Tell me what you think.

A reminder

posted by awelborn

There is a lot going on. The Pope. Politics. I don’t want to forget, though, that a year ago today – right now – we were all watching in horror as unbelievable news starting coming out of Blacksburg, Virginia. And […]

Ad Multos Annos

posted by awelborn

Today, of course, is Pope Benedict’s 81st birthday, and, as Michael and I have observed many times since 2005, being Pope seems to agre with him – he looks and seems more vigorous than he did three years ago. Some […]

Music in the WaPo

posted by awelborn

Thanks to the online discussions that have raged about the music for the papal Masses, particular the one in Washington, the Catholic differences about sacred music have hit the WaPo in a piece by Hank Stuever. The piece isn’t bad, […]

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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?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 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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