Sigrid Undset’s First Novel “Marta Oulie”–Translated Into English for the First Time!

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For the first time Marta Oulie, the first published novel by acclaimed Norwegian writer Sigrid Undset, has been translated into English. Undset, who is best known for her later work, the three-volume  Kristin Lavransdatter, had not yet converted to the Catholic faith when she penned Marta Oulie: A Novel of Betrayal at the age of 24; but already she was probing into the hearts and minds of women. I first became aware of Undset's work when Deal Hudson, former editor of Crisis Magazine, … [Read more...]

Not So Fast! Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder Won’t Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

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The see-saw has tipped again in Michigan's volatile same-sex marriage brouhaha. Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder announced today that the state will not recognize the more than 300 same-sex marriages which took place last weekend. Governor Snyder acknowledged that the marriages were legal.  However, the state will not recognize the benefits of the same-sex marriages, until release of the stay which was imposed the following day by an appeals court. *     *     *     *   … [Read more...]


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