Daily Archives: 15 November 2013

Majnun and Layla

I’ve been finding some musical gems online, especially some obscure Alan Hovhaness symphonies. One that’s vaulted to near the top of my list is the 24th. It’s long for one of this composer’s symphonies (over forty-seven minutes), and rarely among … Continue reading

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Mary No Postmaster

Yesterday’s Pope Francis homily was headlined in a few places suggesting that curiosity is bad. I thought that a curious thing, so I went a little deeper. Sometimes curiosity is a locus for confusion: Curiosity impels us to want to … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 20

Picking up on MD 19′s hope for a stronger and more unified Church, Pope Pius XII is under no illusion that this happens in any other way except through the grace of God. We have a discussion on where Christ’s … Continue reading

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