Georgetown researchers to continue using cell lines derived from aborted human beings The letter last fall from an antiabortion group posed an unexpected quandary for Georgetown University Medical Center. A Florida-based group wrote to Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington that some scientists at Georgetown, a Catholic university, were doing research using cells derived from…

I like issues as much as the next person, but honestly, all I could watch tonight during the debate was John Kerry’s forehead. And…no way he didn’t do some Botox. No stinkin’ way. It was just too freakishly smooth…. (or is it all just the power of DrudgeSuggestion?) Go here. Just not when you’ve got…

from the Chicago Tribune (Link requires registration) (According to a report released by a union attempting to organize the system) Chicago’s largest Catholic hospital system acknowledged Wednesday that it has cut charity care for the poor by at least one-third and restricted the areas where it will offer financial assistance to destitute patients. Resurrection Health…

Nothing like searching for your wallet and pulling out a VeggieTales CD. (I’d brought it in the car to play for Joseph during one of our jaunts, and forgotten to remove it from my purse, obviously.) I love VeggieTales – really clever stuff, especially the music. Love The Bunny Song. And the one where the…


Amy Welborn

Amy Welborn was born in 1960, the only child of a now-retired professor of political science, a teacher-librarian-artist mother,deceased since 2001, was a teacher, librarian and artist. The Catholicism comes from her side.

Amy grew up in a number of places - Indiana - Washington, DC - Lubbock Texas - Arlington, Virginia - DeKalb, Illinois - Lawrence, Kansas - and Knoxville, Tennessee, where the family settled in 1973. She attended Knoxville Catholic High School, then the University of Tennessee where she majored in history. She received an MA in Church History from Vanderbilt University, where she wrote a thesis on the changing role of women in 19th century American Protestantism, and the ways Scripture was used to justify those changes.

She worked as as a teacher in Catholic high schools and a Parish Director of Religious Education and started writing for the diocesan press - the Florida Catholic - in 1988. Amy has written columns for Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic News Service at times over the past twenty years. Her articles have been published in venues ranging from Our Sunday Visitor to the New York Times to Commonweal. She has written 17 books. 18, if you included the as yet tragically unpublished novel.

Amy has five children, ranging in age from 26 to 4 and was married to Michael Dubruiel, who died unexpectedly in February 2009. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

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