Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lachrimae Caravaggio

Jordi Savall is one of my musical heroes. I found a concert of his Lachrimae Caravaggio on YouTube. Recommended for listening. The disk is available on Amazon. Recommended for acquisition. I find this fusion of different forms of art–the inspiration … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 9: God’s Creation

Today, John Paul II reminds us of God’s creative agency in the universe. He mentions the “style” as “poetic,” but the title of DD 9-10, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gn 1:1)” is certainly an appropriate … Continue reading

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Wizarding Spin-Off

The young miss emailed me with the news. Is this spin-off a good idea? I’m a skeptic. You can read up on the character here. First off, there’s no question that film one will be a massive moneymaker for all involved. … Continue reading

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The Rudder of Missed Opportunities

In starting this post, let me reiterate that on this blog, I welcome and appreciate dissenting views. And friends like Liam, whom I’ve never met face to face, certainly through more than a decade of associating with me, are as … Continue reading

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That Kneeling Pope

Rocco wrote, “(N)o Pope has ever been seen as a penitent.” That never occurred to me when blogging about it last week. Perhaps I’ve become accustomed to seeing priests confess to one another in form II. Perhaps I’ve become accustomed … Continue reading

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EG 128: Respect and Gentleness

There’s a lot of debate and hand-wringing, especially in the more traditional circles–those places that expect or even demand unconditional surrender and purchase of that ticket across the Tiber. It’s the old adage, when you’re right, you’re right. Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Cosmos Episode 3

I missed the network airing of episode 3. I watched it earlier today. Four is on a bit later tonight. But I might catch that later. A confession: I never watched the Carl Sagan series. I have no reference to … Continue reading

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