Pajamas Media Bloggers go bye-bye

I was only mildly surprised to receive an email from Pajamas Media today which said, in essence, "so long, it's been good to know you, effective March 31," when PJM will end its Pajamas Media Blogger and advertising network.I sort of saw it coming. I'd noticed that PJM was tightening, creating its identity around a crew of established conservative "name" writers and the bigger bloggers, rather than the sprawling mass of bloggers. It was predictable because no entity can remain an amorphous … [Read more...]

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The Deac Speaks!

Deacon Greg Kandra does a podcast interview over at America Magazine.He's got a nice voice. I'm trying to wheedle him into doing something together, but as I wrote the other day, I can't podcast again until we find some way to quiet down the computer. Since it was repaired the noise is off the charts!Go take a listen to Greg!And my stuff is over here. I really hope I can get things fixed before Lent. … [Read more...]

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No podcasts for a while…

Because someone asked me to, I was going to record a rosary, for iPod use or whatever, but it seems there will be no podcasts for a while. My computer was recently repaired - yes, I really do need a new one, but it's not in the budget - and is now so noisy that there is no way to record anything. Sorry about that. I actually did want to do it, too.Anyhow, if you're interested in past podcasts, you can find them here. If you only want to hear the little "homiliettes" without the prayers, … [Read more...]

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Flattered & Blushing linkaround – UPDATED

Amazing footage: US Air Splashdown. Watching those people evacuate is really something. Thank God for good news.As the doorman said, "well, bust my buttons!" It seems Tony Blankley has visited my humble abode and said some very nice things. I'm blushing. No, really. But that was very nice; thanks. I would add that I share the same experience with Blankley; I get the papers and leave them unread because I get it all online. But...we do need our crossword puzzles and our Sudoku's, don't … [Read more...]

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Advent Vespers w/talk & prayer

Vespers with the beautiful O Antiphon for the night are podcasted here. My talk afterwards is disjointed and the prayer pretty simple. Please pray for the people I mention - they all need our prayers. I do too.When we pray for others while we're in the midsts of uncertainty and anxiety, ourselves, it helps everyone. The prayee and the pray-or. … [Read more...]

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Advent Vespers (Shortened) with Poem

The schedule is a bit mad today and the house a bit full. Here is a "shorter" version of Evening Prayer for which I used today's entry from Magnificat Magazine, which I highly recommend to you, particularly if - like many - the full-length Liturgy of the Hours is just more than your daily schedule can handle.After the prayer, which is substantially shorter than normal Vespers, I read an except from Longfellow's "Introitus" of "The Divine Tragedy" just because I liked it so much. I hope you … [Read more...]

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Advent Vespers w talk on Difficult Christmas

First the Advent Conspiracy! H/T Deacon GregVespers for tonight - it's flying by the seat of my pants; I knew what I wanted to say, but didn't write it down, then found the dog and Buster both intruding...if I sound a little disjointed toward the end, it's because as I was trying to speak, Buster was pacing around the desk waiting to show me a gift for his girlfriend. So, I have no idea if this will be any good, but here is the podcast of Vespers for tonight, with a short talk on how … [Read more...]

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Vespers for Dec 15, no talk (iTunes UPDATE)

Kind of downer Vespers for today. Not the readings and psalms, they're fine, but I'm not quiet "with it" in this podcast, sorry. No talk, and I even screw up and forget the final blessing, "may the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to eternal life."Vespers for December 15.Sorry. I'll try to do better tomorrow, and the beautiful O Antiphons begin on Wednesday the 17th, so...hang in there. Those are worth tuning in for.If anyone is downloading this via iTunes (I see … [Read more...]

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Thank you for your condolences

Please accept my heartfelt thanks to all of you who have left comments or emails of condolences on the passing of my brother John. I have been immensely touched by the prayers, the very kind and thoughtful messages - even by one person painting a nativity set and dedicating St. Joseph - patron of the dying - to John's memory. I have been exceedingly moved by so much generosity of spirit, and pray God blesses all of you, especially in this season of hope.Someone wrote, "Anchoress, this is the … [Read more...]

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Compline in Advent w/ ‘homiliette’

The day got away from me today and I ran out of time for Vespers, so I've recorded compline, the prayer to close the night, with an advent/restoration themed "homiliette."In my talk, I call myself an derogatory term, which I am. So, you're warned. If you don't like that word...well...cover your ears! :-)Goodnight. … [Read more...]

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