Monthly Archives: November 2011

Because Barbarians Are Us

Perhaps you think that my saying we are barbarians is a little harsh. Maybe I’m going over the top, even though we as a nation lawfully sanction the killing our unborn babies. Surely it’s not for reasons such as this … Continue reading

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The New Mass Translation? The Marines In WWII Had That.

Well, it’s pretty close, from what I can tell. And it makes a handy little pocket guide for the changes coming upon us when the New Translation kicks in this first Sunday of Advent. I didn’t have to invent the … Continue reading

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Because Nice Girls Kill Vampires

Some folks wonder if we are Facebooking ourselves to death. I say no. The reason? Because unrelated Friend “A” posts a great photograph like the one you see above. Silly me shares it on my wall, and even over there … Continue reading

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For “Flannery O’Connor Nite” at the Movies

As I was reading Flannery O’Connor’s first novel Wise Blood, I couldn’t help thinking that this was almost tailor made for adaptation to the screen by the Coen Brothers. Then I found out that iconic film director John Huston had … Continue reading

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Because the Reality of Our Fallenness Isn’t Pretty-UPDATED

David Brooks explains it pretty well in his Op-Ed in New York Times from a few days ago, People are really good at self-deception. We attend to the facts we like and suppress the ones we don’t. We inflate our … Continue reading

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Because Tolkien and Lewis Took A Walk After Dinner

  I had someone leave a comment on a post who lamented questioningly, “After all, do Christians proselytize to others as they wish others would proselytize to them? The very notion is ridiculous.” Below is a great video clip, courtesy … Continue reading

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Because Conversion Works Like This

At least this has been my experience. Perhaps this poem by Emily Henrietta Hickey can help me explain.

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Jesus Goes Mainstream, Old and New (Music for Mondays)

Back in April, right when we rolled into Eastertide, I started a series of MfM posts on Our Lord’s presence in the music of mainstream culture. I called it, unsurprisingly, Jesus Goes Mainstream, remember? Today, I’m revisiting the idea with … Continue reading

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Because the Catholic Church Maintains Hope in the World

Just a few days ago, I asked if it was arrogant or audacious to seek objective truth during our sojourn here on Planet Earth.  A few tried to paint me into a corner (that I was both, and probably idiotic, … Continue reading

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Everything You Wanted to Know about the Banner

Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. What do these mysterious attributes have to do with this blog, or with your humble blogger? Well, if a picture is worth a thousand words, that message is all spelled out for you in the new … Continue reading

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