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July 2008 Archives

Mass in the gym, revisited

posted by awelborn

So, yeah, we made it to the first ever Irish festival in Knoxville – it was okay, but let’s hope future years expands the Irish-related vendors and booths. There just wasn’t a lot to it. Which is too bad, considering […]

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“You’d have to take a lot of band-aids”

posted by awelborn

Today we headed to the mountains.  Not a huge excursion, not one requiring great exertion, oxygen or even hiking boots – simply a little adventure to get our feet wet, breathe some mountain air, and make new friends. Um, yeah. […]

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Still around

posted by awelborn

But, busy, stewarding creation and all: Tomorrow, mountains, perhaps, if we can going early enough.

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Blog Break

posted by awelborn

Could be two days, could be three. Who knows! In the meantime, celebrate the feastday of St. Mary Magdalene on Tuesday. Celebrate for who she was (as much as we know…)  not who we’d like her to be. That said, […]

Vayamos a Madrid!

posted by awelborn

(Corrections welcome. Last time I took Spanish, I was 12. I can say “Juega aqui!.” Florida residents can explain why.) As expected, Pope Benedict announced that the next WYD will be in Madrid in 2011. John Allen has a bit […]

Hold on..

posted by awelborn

…it’s going to be a bumpy ride… (Context.) (No deep meaning. I just love that photo.)

WYD Update

posted by awelborn

Still busy, and I trust that those of you keeping up with WYD are…doing just that. But aside from the links I listed below, here are some recent updates: First, the Vatican translators are doing very well this time – […]

Speaking of books

posted by awelborn

Please check out the discussion of Exiles over at Inside Catholic. There’s some good stuff over there on all sides. In particular, I want to point you to the comments of Bishop Daniel Flores, Auxiliary in the Detroit Archdiocese, here […]

Big vat o’ Books

posted by awelborn

As I keep telling you, things are really busy around here. Actually, the actual activity is not at its height, but my brain power is certainly being pulled in directions other than this one. Concentrating is quite a challenge, and […]

Book Club

posted by awelborn

The first installment of the Inside Catholic Book Club – discussing Ron Hansen’s Exiles  – is up. Matthew Lickona, BIshop Daniel Flores and I start it off. We’ll be in the comboxes too, when folks start talking – except for […]

Who didn’t write what

posted by awelborn

The NYTimes ran a story about the “Serenity Prayer” and how it may not have been written by theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, as has been believed. An article about the mystery of the prayer, by Fred R. Shapiro, associate library director […]

New Bishop for New Ulm

posted by awelborn

Announced today, Fr. John LeVoir of Minneapolis. He’s a friend of Fr. Z’s: Please pray for Bishop-Elect John LeVoir, presently pastor of St. Michael’s and St. Mary’s in Stillwater, MN (home of the famous bookstore).  Also he was once pastor […]

Busy, busy, busy

posted by awelborn

Things are going to be very busy around here the next couple of weeks. I’ll be around, but probably with only about 1/20th of my brain. I had a little spurt of book orders yesterday. Thank you! If you’d like […]

Mother of Mercy, redux

posted by awelborn

A search term that brought someone to my blog today: the price of abortions in charlotte If anyone ever happens here again looking for that information – please, please, take some time and think. Think. Listen. Lots of people want […]

Mother of Mercy

posted by awelborn

Fort Wayne, IN

WYD

posted by awelborn

Well, the journeys have begun to World Youth Day..Some links if you’re interested in following. The official WYD site The NCRegister’s Pope2008 blog has transitioned into a pretty full-service WYD2008 blog. Links to lots of articles about the event, the […]

The Anglo-Catholics are coming!

posted by awelborn

…maybe. As I mentioned a while back, there is just tons of stuff going on in the Anglican Communion, and we haven’t even got to Lambeth yet. The big news of this week was the decision of the Church of […]

Coming this fall

posted by awelborn

This book is going to get a great deal of attention, particularly since it’s published by Brazos – an traditionally evangelical press. One of the more adventurous ones, to be sure, but still…   Here’s Beckwith’s page on the book. […]

From Cheyenne to Green Bay

posted by awelborn

Green Bay gets a bishop, Cheyenne loses one. Cheyenne Bishop David Ricken was today named bishop of Green Bay. In Italian, here. In addition, it’s Amato to saints (Prefect)  and Ladaria Ferrer to CDF (Secretary) (And, catching up – yesterday, […]

Stormy

posted by awelborn

About one o’clock this afternoon, a storm blew through. It came very fast and buffeted us pretty hard for a bit. And of course, inevitably, the power went out. When the rain cleared, the machines in the house remained silent, […]

Return to Sender

posted by awelborn

I’m still throwing most of my “read this” links over on the delicious feed, but this was worthy of its own post. Madonna House to return award: Representatives from Madonna House, a Catholic community based in Combermere, Ontario, will make […]

The narrow road

posted by awelborn

This summer, I-65 has become the new I-75 in my life. Oddly enough, though, I find the drive from south to north or the reverse far less trying than the latter.  The landscape is more varied, there are more cities […]

On the road again

posted by awelborn

Back to the Fort tomorrow. In the meantime: I thought you might be interested in knowing that the Catholic Blog Directory (catholicblogs.blogspot.com) has just passed the 1,500 blog mark. The Directory was based on the late Gerard Serafin’s blog list […]

Reading Group

posted by awelborn

For this longish short (or shortish long) trip, I decided to try to ease the pain of the little ones by checking out some audiobooks from the library. Joseph has been listening to this recording of Mary Pope Osborne’s Tales […]

Day Break

posted by awelborn

No blogging today (Thursday) , unless it happens later tonight. In the meantime, if you care to, check out my del.icio.us bookmarks. Nothing spectactular, just interesting reading – especially Jen Ambrose’s account of the varied immigrants in China, as well […]

Meanwhile, in Canterbury…

posted by awelborn

I have been following what’s going on in the Anglican Communion the last couple of weeks only sporadically, figuring that it would, in the long run, be easier to read and understand summaries of what’s already happened when it’s all […]

Study Hall

posted by awelborn

Today, in the last GA until mid-August, the Pope announced that he’ll be focusing on Paul for a while. From AsiaNews: “We must place ourselves,” said the Holy Father, “in the world of 2,000 years age. Under many aspects today’s […]

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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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