Daily Archives: 12 August 2014

Sorrowful Songs in the Cathedral

I’m surprised I’ve never blogged on this before, Henryk Gorecki’s Third Symphony. I have the best-selling version with Dawn Upshaw on cd, which still is the finest version of the ones I’ve heard. Recently I stumbled across this one on … Continue reading

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Aparecida 63 – Small and Medium Businesses

The bishops in paragraph 63, note the importance of small and medium businesses. Though Catholic Social Teaching is very critical of large concentrations of land and wealth – a tradition that goes back to early fathers of the church such … Continue reading

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What To Make of Robin Williams?

Perhaps what’s missing from the average celebrity posse is a court jester. Seriously: someone to poke at the pedestal. Taking down with humor those on high–for their own good. Ironic that maybe a court jester might have saved a wit … Continue reading

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EG 278: Belief

As we approach the end of Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis encourages believers to have faith. Such faith translates into a missionary attitude about the reign of God: 278. Faith also means believing in God, believing that he truly loves us, … Continue reading

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