Barron on Of Gods and Men

I wrote about the film here, and in the comments Manny pointed out that Fr. Robert Barron had written about the film and also talked about it in video.Well, a weekend after seeing the film, I am still haunted by its beauty and challenge.Barron, like me, is impressed with Brother Luc's statement that he is "a free man." And yeah, it's all about detachment -- the discipline that frees us. … [Read more...]

Mercy, Mercy!

This comes to us via Pianogirl, who writes of Georgio Allegri's Miserere mei, Deus:For many years, it was thought that Mozart composed this piece because a copy of it was found in his handwriting. It was forbidden for this music to leave the Vatican. Rumor had it -- under threat of excommunication -- that the choir was forbidden to let the score be taken out of the Chapel, copied, or even seen by any outsider.On April 11,1770, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, age 14, was visiting Rome with his … [Read more...]


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