BY THE WAY: The fine people who bring you the National Catholic Register (for which I occasionally write) also have a guide to the rosary and a companion guide to the movie "The Passion of the Christ." … [Read more...]

TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE: Fascinating collection of quotations typically taken out of context--or, one might say, more honored in the breach than in the observance! … [Read more...]

"LET ALL MORTAL FLESH KEEP SILENT": SAY GOODBYE TO ALL THIS. The dystopia story is finished. Probably you all have seen my warning by now: This story is distressing in about six different ways. I think it's worth writing, but I do realize in a healthier age it would probably have ended up on the Index. (Then again, in a healthier age I doubt it would have been written at all.) So: the final section is here, and the story as a whole is here. There are lingering problems with this story--problems … [Read more...]

COALITION FOR DARFUR. Via Amy Welborn. … [Read more...]

JUDAS IN CHRISTIAN ICONOGRAPHY. Via Dappled Things. … [Read more...]

NOT DEAD AT ALL: Disability activist Harriet McBryde Johnson on Terri Schiavo.Also, "Florida's House and Senate are considering a dehydration and starvation protection act that would require stronger evidence of informed consent prior to removing assisted food and fluids from an incapacitated patient." (more)[ETA:] Some powerful posts at Kesher Talk. … [Read more...]

RIGHT REASON: Blog of "philosophical conservatism." Includes Rogers Scruton and Kimball as contributors. Here. … [Read more...]