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December 12, 2008 Archives

Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

posted by awelborn

This week marked the 40th anniversary of the sudden death of Thomas Merton. A few appreciations have appeared here and there, with some tut-tutting that Merton is still “controversial” in some Catholic circles.be Well,one person’s “controversial” is another’s “just not […]

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Avery Dulles’ ordination

posted by awelborn

For those of you who missed it when it first appeared on the Internet a couple of years ago, here is a Universal newsreel account of his 1956 ordination in New York. (Remember it was rather big news at the […]

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USF and Abortion Coverage

posted by awelborn

There’s been a lot of discussion about the Jesuit-run U of San Francisco’s  student health coverage plan over the past few days. The Catholic Key blog gives essential background information: Several blogs and news sites have been reporting on information […]

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News Flashes

posted by awelborn

As most of you all already know, Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ passed away last night. First Things has a notice, as well as links to the many articles Cardinal Dulles wrote for the magazine. More at America. A comprehensive Dulles […]

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posted by awelborn

All right. A little break was called for because I am trying to get a book done. But one must start before one can talk about getting something “done,” eh? I’m just about finished reading almost every pertinent address, homily […]

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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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