three days out from her baptism, on Bartimaeus and Stephen Sondheim. Just because I’m a tiresome pedant, I replied to her: Two things are also worth noting about this narrative. First, it’s very significant that Bartimaeus is *named* by the evangelist. This is the convention in ancient historiography in identifying the source of the the [Read More...]
I always thought John Wayne had the right idea when elections didn’t go his way. Of JFK he said, “I didn’t vote for him. But he’s my president and I hope he does a good job.” That seems to me to be quintessentially patriotic American and Christian response. Fr. Damick takes a different tack, supporting [Read More...]
Tom McDonald rips the lid off the seamy underbelly of the stinking weed of the siren song of corruption in the garden of mixed metaphors as he chronicles the unvarnished truth about his experiences with Patheosi bloggers and similar unsavory types who recently met to drink alcohol and other liquid things in Baltimore. There was [Read More...]
I’ve got a new blog I’m calling “the candle.” The tagline is “A hodgepodge of beauty, truth, and goodness,” and my posting philosophy is “at least one beautiful thing each day” — in both words and images, including original photography. So far I’ve got posts on sacred art, astronomy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, genocide survival, Scripture, the Catechism, and [Read More...]
There are sound reasons not to vote for Romney. John C. Wright gets mail from a reader who manages to not articulate a single one of them. Meanwhile, John–like Dale Price–articulates an honorable pro-Romney position I respect but don’t share. As co-founder of the Wright/Shea Mutual Admiration Society, one of the pleasures of our ale-drinking [Read More...]
…continues to think and provoke his readers to think. As long as I’ve been reading him he has tended to provoke lots of reactions like “Shut up” but precious few reactions like “You’re wrong and here is my well-reasoned rebuttal of your position.” [Read more...]
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