The subject: One of the themes of discussion was how the moderate voices in all the world’s major religions need to stand up to religious extremism in all its forms." He said that Mr Blair, who is Anglican, "underscored that the Roman Catholic Church is a very important partner in the dialogue". The spokesman said…

Several review articles for you today. From William Doino: In light of the discussion over the Holy Father’s  visit to Auschwitz, I thought you and/or your readers might be interested in my 2003 interview with the esteemed British historian Sir Martin Gilbert–which garnered international attention after it appeared–and which is summarized in the attached news…

Let’s see…Bishop Lennon was installed in Cleveland on May 15. News comes that FutureChurch, founded and located in Cleveland has been told to vacate the church property in which it’s headquartered. Note: Despite the fact that this was a cached page, the site has changed, and the page no longer references the move – there…

The spring of 2000 was landmark madness. We celebrated three sacraments – Michael and I got married, Katie received her First Communion, and David was confirmed. And starting it all off, Christopher graduated from high school and drove off in his little gray Dodge Colt, off to Tennessee, off to college. Six years later, we’ve…


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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