Daily Archives: 13 February 2006

Bush Administration Scattershot

I find this pretty amusing. The Veep was hunting with an expired stamp, too. I guess Ted’s one-up on him on that score. (Already seen a few comparisons there.) All in all, Cheney’s had a tough few days: dodging reporters … Continue reading

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Landing the Lunar Half Pipe

What would it be like to execute those cool skiing moves on the moon. NASA talked to someone about it. See what Olympic skier Eric Bergoust thinks about working with that glorious lunar hang time.

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It’s All in a Name

I’m excerpting this article by Jonathan Rowe from Mother Jones; it originally appeared in the Christian Science Monitor. As sociologists of religion such as Grace Davie have reminded us, the awareness of shared memory has theological significance – secularization may … Continue reading

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The Theology of Eros: Julian of Norwich

“How can I give you up, O Ephraim! How can I hand you over, O Israel! … My heart recoils within me, my compassion grows warm and tender” (Hos 11:8). Given the subject of Pope Benedict’s encyclical, in which this … Continue reading

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Pope To Move Gently on Liturgy

According to Cardinal Arinze, CDWDS head: “I do not expect an aggressive correction of abuses. I don’t think the pope is going to use the ecclesiastical hammer. Pope Benedict has very clear doctrine and convictions. What many people may not … Continue reading

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NOLA Parish Plan

  Plans for parish closings in the New Orleans archdiocese, as reported at CNS. Seven parishes closing for sure. Twenty-three others awaiting the return of parishioners. And a centralized elementary school plan.

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Adoration in Torino

Churches open for Eucharistic adoration in the Olympic City. Father Fabian Gheller explains it is an expansion of something begun a few years ago: For the past three years, on Friday nights, in the heart of Turin’s historical center, during … Continue reading

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“If you wish, you can make me clean”

What a wonderful line from Mark’s gospel. There’s a brief address by the pope on Zenit touching on the World Day of the Sick. I’ve always been attracted to that request of Jesus. It seems a dangerous one, though, doesn’t … Continue reading

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Biographing the Beatles

I’m slogging through Bob Spitz’s biography of the Beatles. I’ve reached the release of Sgt Pepper and the end is in sight. A tremendous amount of background material, going back to John and Paul’s ancestors hitting Liverpool from Ireland after … Continue reading

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