The Deacon Turns Five

Five years ordained, and now five years blogging. With the exception of his homilies, he usually stands aside and let’s his stories and his readers do the talking, but today he reflects on his time as a blogger and deacon, and posts a must-read homily from the early days. Drop by and give him your [Read More...]

Facebook: The Beginning of the End?

I was late to the Facebook world, and I use it reluctantly and haphazardly. (If you’ve found me there, tried to friend me and gotten no response, it’s probably because I keep my network to about 100 friends, relatives, and colleagues. If I don’t know you, I don’t add you.) I can see its uses [Read More...]

Trading Virginity for 15 Minutes of Fame UPDATED

One of the more nauseating aspects of the modern commodification and debasing of sex is the way virginity is treated like cheap coin to be spent as quickly as possible. Purity is no longer Laertes “chaste treasure,” but is now more like a midway token to be plugged into the first game that comes along. [Read More...]

Monday Morning Chicken

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The awesome Ruby the Rhode Island Red, our favorite chicken. She actually loves to be carried around. [Read more...]

Saturday Song — “I Am Made of You”

We haven’t done any Alice Cooper in a little while, so here’s something from his most recent album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, produced by Bob Ezrin, the man behind his best early work. (People who remember the original Welcome to My Nightmare will recognize the piano part from Steven.) If there’s any doubt that the “you” in [Read More...]

Blatty v. Georgetown

Best-selling author, screenwriter, director, and Academy Award-winner William Peter Blatty is challenging Georgetown to reclaim its Catholic identity. Blatty is best known as the author of The Exorcist, but he’s also a GU grad (class of 1950) and a devout Catholic who has had enough of Georgetown working against the church while pretending to be a Catholic [Read More...]

Remixing McCartney

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I’m posting this because I’m a fan of Paul McCartney (best live show I have ever seen, period), it’s an interesting use of technology, and it’s just plain cool. McCartney’s solo work has been prolific and of … well, let’s call it “variable” quality. About 10% is pure crap, maybe 70% is just fine, but [Read More...]

Mysterious Chamber Found in English Church

Medievalist.net has an intriguing story about a forgotten and inaccessible area discovered beneath the nave of St Winwaloe’s Church in East Portlemouth. A ground penetrating radar study conducted in 2006 revealed a chamber with a floor 8 feet below the nave, with walls rising from the center and sides. The current church dates from the 13th [Read More...]


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