Daily Archives: 21 December 2007

History and Truth

As a follow-up to the thread on Rowan Williams getting misquoted, I wanted to offer a few reflections on history, truth, and related matters from the viewpoint of a science- and theology- educated lay person. First, thanks to the Enlightenment … Continue reading

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Jesse Tree Ornaments

From the land of Trautman, you can download Jesse Tree ornaments for your Advent observances.

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Studying Inactive Catholics

A few weeks ago, I saw this Rhode Island Catholic piece by Emily Donohue featured on the CNS News Hub, and I’ve wanted to post on it for awhile. This is my last “free” time before Christmas, so here are … Continue reading

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The Australian diocese of Wollongong is pressing full speed in its WYD prep. Zenit reported a “Battle of the Bands” event. Executive director Daniel Hopper: “With dancing, cheering and a mosh pit, it was an outstanding night! It even had … Continue reading

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A Second Letter to the Romans?

It sounds like a Dan Brown kind of thing, just less sexy. When one opens a new Italian Lectionary, one might get that impression when the proclamation line preceding the Scripture passage reads: The First Letter of St. Paul to … Continue reading

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Automatic Tuning

The marketers are billing it as a robotic guitar. It will automatically tune your instrument. Technology Review gives more technical details, but a more pop news side of the story is linked here. For the past few years, if you … Continue reading

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