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January 1, 1970 Archives

Why do they do this?

posted by awelborn

The Vatican has put up the text of the Pope’s off-the-cuff remarks at the end of Mass this morning. It is smoothed out and patched up..and changed: My response now for all that you have given to me during this […]

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Youth Rally

posted by awelborn

First the text of the brief talk given to the children and youth with disabilities and their caregivers: I am very happy to have this opportunity to spend a brief moment with you. I thank Cardinal Egan for his welcome […]

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Cardinal Trujillo RIP

posted by awelborn

He was 72: Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, died Saturday of complications from diabetes.  The cardinal had been in a hospital fighting different health complications for nearly four weeks before he passed away.  […]

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Non-humility

posted by awelborn

In which I point you to the NYTimes blog where I should have 2 posts up today, and then one later tonight, I hope, after the youth rally. (Okay, one is up, but the first one isn’t yet – they […]

Humility

posted by awelborn

The humility of this pope shines through. The manner in which he prayed the Eucharistic Prayer – perhaps it’s partly a function of his age and fatigue, but I’m thinking it’s also an expression of his convictions about who he […]

The Pope Says Hi

posted by awelborn

Great, informative, insightful post from Fr. Martin Fox, who was at the DC Mass    

St. Patrick’s homily

posted by awelborn

Here’s the text. Vintage Benedict, using the matter at hand – St. Patrick’s Cathedral – as a teaching tool, a teachable moment. (After the jump)  

Three years ago…

posted by awelborn

Remember? My blog archival page from April 2005, in which I was liveblogging the election, and readers were reacting – it really is great to read. I’m glad I didn’t succumb to temptation and delete the blog to save my […]

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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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