Daily Archives: 30 September 2021

Ancient Airs and Dances

My first exposure to the music of Ottorino Respighi was my junior year in college. Some friends were discussing an upcoming Eastman School of Music concert where¬†Pines of Rome was on the program. Unfamiliar composer to me. My dad was … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis:¬†The Beauty of Creation, Pastoral Proposals, Part 2

Where we left off yesterday in pastoral proposals, we were considering beholding the universe with a posture of adoration and contemplation. Here’s more from the Pontifical Council for Culture: The teaching of an authentic philosophy of nature and a beautiful … Continue reading

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The Long Future

Fascinating piece on the BBC on how Marie Curie’s discovery of radioactivity turned human speculation on the future on its head. In 1921, the celebrated scientist was returning to Europe from the US with a fraction of an ounce of … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 4: The Synod’s View, Part 3

The term and the very concept of penance are very complex. Exactly right. What is the Biblical witness to it? What did Jesus tell us? If we link penance with the metanoia which the synoptics refer to, it means the … Continue reading

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