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Here. It looks as if ratings have been disabled, but not comments. Let’s hope they have hired a full-time person to deal with those…. No embedding, either… I think it would display a better understanding of Internet culture if they reversed that – disabled comments and enabled embedding.

Toss in comments about the event itself and the massive media coverage – if you can manage to sift through it all, that is. I understand if you can’t. Michael went up – he’s had a very busy two days and will be returning later tonight. I’ve not heard from him since this morning when…

“In all the dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal…

Update: Not today.Good. On his second full day in office – January 22, 1993 – President Bill Clinton signed an executive order rescinding the “Mexico City Policy” – along with 4 other orders related to abortions in military hospitals, RU 486 and so on. I blogged on that several months ago, recalling my conversation with…

Long-time readers will recognize this post as yet another long, rambling, unfocused attempt to focus my own thoughts. As I usually do, before going to the actual effort of articulating my own views, I hunt around, trying to find someone who says it better, so I con’t have to bother. I found three. But I’ll…

Go ahead. I have end notes to do so I can finally get this book off my desk, 3 weeks late, and then move on to the next one, due 3/1.  I have a lot to say, particularly about the emotions, cultishness and delusions on display, but that will have to wait. (For the sake…

Some pithy, perceptive comments from below and elsewhere: “Our associate pastor at Nativity in St Paul gave a fantastic homily on Pro-Life Sunday. I’m always surprised and disappointed when priests don’t take the opportunity to speak on this subject with so many in pain.” Isn’t that the key? So many think of this matter as…

I’m running this because in conversation on another site, the musical playbook for this weekend became clear: Opening: “All are Welcome Here” Offertory: “Here I am, Lord” Closing: “Sing a New Church” Others reported “The Summons,” which I confess I’ve never heard. And what about you? Boy, that music was terrible. The sad part to…

This was posted in the comments: A request for prayers for a son of the Church. I received this about the pre-eminent Holy See Latinist, Fr. Reginald Foster, O.C.D., popularly known as “Reggie” who instructed many in Latin for years at the Greg and lately outside of the Gregorian University. He is a legend. RECEIVED…

Pretty cold… I know, I know..de nada for those in truly frigid parts. Still, it was pretty. I never did get  to see Niagara Falls in the winter..this will have to do for now. (Courtyard, Cathedral of St. Paul, Birmingham, AL) Today was a busy day, and it’s only 2pm. We began very early as…

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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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