“Jesus Dropped the Charges”

I realize this particular hard-workin' metaphor doesn't work for everybody, but it pretty much always works for me.Via Mockingbird. … [Read more...]

In Atlantic City, Where They Wed the Sea With Rings

I never knew that was a) not solely a Venetian tradition and b) tied to the Assumption of Our Lady! Super-fascinating.Here's the great Robert Browning poem, "A Toccata of Galuppi's." You'll see that I misremembered it in the title of this post. Oh well. … [Read more...]

Flannery O’Connor Reduced to Wordless Howl-Grunt

by problem of family and honesty: This thing of demanding honesty of people is in the upper reaches of extreme Innocence. The only people of whom you can demand honesty are those you pay to get it from. When you ask [someone] to be honest with you, you are asking him to act like God, whom he is not, but whom he makes some attempt to be like in giving you what you want, and it doesn’t make him show up too well, of course. Never, above all things, ask your family to be honest with you. This is p … [Read more...]

Wooden Orthodox Wedding Crowns

Does what it says on the tin. Via Tristyn Bloom, for those who are--but why?--not following her on Twitter. … [Read more...]

“The Church Failed Millennials, Just Not in the Way You Think It Did”

at Christ & Pop Culture, some interesting stuff--I take no position on either of the Rachel Held Evans pieces which sparked this conversation, and obviously I'm not an evangelical Protestant so in some ways this is outside my sheepfold, but I found the critique in this paragraph quite relevant to Cat'licks as well: One thing I think the pop Evangelical church has truly dropped the ball on is talking to us about the Church. I mean, honestly, during all the Sunday School lessons, high school t … [Read more...]

“Monk Takes Devotion to New Heights”…

...by sitting on them. … [Read more...]

Maria Callas, “Ave Maria”

Via someone on Twitter--I'm sorry I forgot who! … [Read more...]


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