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April 18, 2008 Archives

Heaven, defined

posted by awelborn

…when it’s finally warm enough for little boys to spend hours outside, puttering and digging. …and then they do. It’s amazing how much happier they are when they have that freedom to be outdors, which, even the tameness of our […]

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Oh forget it

posted by awelborn

Forget that bloggy, ongoing post down there. I’ll just do individual posts. I’m pretty much in a state right now. When Michael was just talking to me on the phone from Florida he said, “You know, what’s different about this […]

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First Communion

posted by awelborn

Fr. Jeffrey Keyes of the Rifugio San Gaspare blog (and at whose parish Michael did a mission a few weeks ago) has posted the program for his First Communion program and is asking your feedback. Here’s the post and here’s the program […]

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Beauty and Healing Among the Saints

posted by awelborn

Thanks to commentor Gerry who mentioned this wonderful story from the LATimes: A priest once asked her not how she does it, but why — for 23 years, when she could have been elsewhere, when much of her flock cannot […]

Friday = “Fried Brain”

posted by awelborn

I”m about Poped out, and we’ve still got three days to go. What I’m going to do in this post is pull out some statements from the past few talks, sections that really, as they say “spoke to me.”  I […]

At the UN

posted by awelborn

The text, after the jump

Okay…

posted by awelborn

10:17…just now…aftershock. Anyone else?

Book of the Day

posted by awelborn

This is the exciting sequel to The Loyola Kids’ Book of Saints.  The original title given to me was The Loyola Kids’ Book of Heroes and Happenings- they wanted it to be broader than just more saints, offering an historical […]

I thought so…

posted by awelborn

Earthquake! I barely woke up, just enough to register that something was going on – I thought I was having some sort of tremor, for reasons I couldn’t figure out. Then back to sleep. Anyone else?    

Listen and learn

posted by awelborn

In the Spectator, me on Benedict and the abuse issue. CNN has interviews with some of those who met with the Pope. The video is here – Olan Horne, Faith Johnston, and Bernie McDaid. It occurred to me as I […]

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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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