Daily Archives: 4 July 2014

EG 224-225: On Short-Term Gains

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, wonders: 224. Sometimes I wonder if there are people in today‚Äôs world who are really concerned about generating processes of people-building, as opposed to obtaining immediate results which yield easy, quick short-term political gains, but do … Continue reading

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Farewell To Open And Free

… and maybe conservative Catholic bloggers, too? A few bloggers, here and here, lament the fading and withdrawal of Catholic blogging over the past year. Their thoughts, as well as those of their commentariats are more illustrative than illuminating. The … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, With Mountains

When I think of American mountains, blue-green majesty is more what comes to mind. Two musical pieces to intersperse with your bands, anthems, and fireworks: From Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia, “The Blue Green Hills of Earth.” Alan Hovhaness’ Symphony number … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Mary Elizabeth Lange

Elizabeth Lange was born in French-speaking Hispaniola, but in childhood she became a refugee in those late-18th century Caribbean upheavals. She was reared and educated in Cuba, and by 1813, had settled with other French-speaking refugees in Baltimore. One of … Continue reading

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