IN THE TEST OF DEATH: Amy Welborn has written a must-read post on Terri Schiavo's life and our own lives here. "It's deepened my interest in preparing myself and my family for the day that will come for me and for them, as well -- not in terms of legal documents, but in terms of our spiritual stance." (much more)Also, the Old Oligarch notes that BlogsForTerri needs money to pay its server fees. … [Read more...]

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...]