Pullman on Pullman

Evidently the Pullman movie is not as bad as the books. The problem remains that very often the films draw the viewers to read the book. If you’re in any doubt about Philip Pullman’s intentions, here are his own words: “‘I’m trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief,’ says Pullman. ‘Mr. Lewis [C.S. Lewis, [Read More...]

Prayer for First Week of Advent

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his [Read More...]

The Fullness of Faith

Sometimes my heart is simply full with the glory, the splendor the majesty, the fullness of the Catholic faith. I can’t express it, but this doorway at Chartres speaks for me. I wish I could place it before you life sized–in the fullness of its position as part of the whole cathedral, but here it [Read More...]

Foeticide??

Here’s an article from the BBC about abortion. Indian culture prizes boys more than girls, and with expensive dowries to pay Indian couples regard too many baby girls as a disadvantage. With pre natal scanning they are choosing to abort their daughters—simply because they are female. What is interesting about this report is that the [Read More...]

Providence

One of the marks of genius in Lord of the Rings is the way Tolkien builds suspense and the sense of uncertainty, fear and danger as the quest progresses. And yet within the confusion fear and setback there is woven a thread of some deeper meaning. Characters appear to assist or save the hero, but [Read More...]

Spe Salvi

Read the text of Pope Benedict’s new encyclical here. For non-Catholic readers, a pope’s encyclical is a pastoral letter through which he teaches the faithful, corrects error and guides the church. If you are a non-Catholic reader of this blog, follow the link and read the encyclical. It would be great to have your comments [Read More...]


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