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November 5, 2008 Archives

The Liturgical Year via the Pope

posted by awelborn

Sandro Magister shares with us the preface he wrote to new collection of the Pope’s homilies – those focusing on the liturgical year. (Italian publisher/Italian book.) It’s a wonderful, knowing piece by Magister. Benedict XVI said it clearly in the […]

The worst thing about blogging

posted by awelborn

Is having to explain your jokes, sarcasm and ironic observations.

Vatican Ambassador Pool

posted by awelborn

What say you? I initially thought Kmiec, but then, in a flash this came to me: Caroline Kennedy SchlossbergĀ  – hmmm? There’d be an aggravating logic in that. From Memphis Aggie in the comments: How about Pelosi? – she and […]

The real reason I’m ticked

posted by awelborn

Oh, I’ll be honest. The real reason I’m ticked off and depressed is because.. the President of the United States is younger than I am. It’s bad enough that almost every doctor and dentist I come in contact with is […]

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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