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December 28, 2012
Javert and Valjean at Prayer
The two things I found most frustrating about the Les Mis movie were the camerawork and...
December 27, 2012
Give Me (and Javert) a Firm Place to Stand
While googling to nail down some of Javert's lyrics, I ended up on his IMDB...
December 24, 2012
Some Christmas Eve Day Reading
First of all, I feel terrible that I left Hyperbole and a Half's story of...
December 11, 2012
“Give Us More To See”
Yesterday, I used Georges Seurat (as imagined by Stephen Sondheim in Sunday in the Park with...
December 08, 2012
Fixed is not Unbroken
The post on judgement and culpability has (terrifyingly) crested 300 comments (but I probably deserved...
December 07, 2012
My Friday Obligation
The best derogatory term for Catholics is pretty obviously "mackerel-snapper." (The best derogatory cartoon is...
December 04, 2012
Is Judgement Always about Punishment?
Chris Hallquist has uploaded another chapter of his book for comment I don't have anything...
November 30, 2012
On Doxologies, the Kingdom, and the Oxford Comma
A friend of mine (who you may have seen on this blog as squelchtoad) posed...
November 02, 2012
Those (Souls) You’ve Known
When I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I didn't cry until Fred died, and...
October 17, 2012
“To Be or not To Be” How to frame the question?
I've been doing lectio divina in the Gospel of John, and I found myself paying a...
October 09, 2012
New Years Come and Go So Quickly Around Here
First there was the start of the fiscal year, then the beginning of school (I...
September 30, 2012
Who Can Blaspheme?
Today is International Blasphemy Rights Day, spearheaded by the Center for Inquiry. It's pretty much...
September 06, 2012
If you can’t take the heat… once more with feeling
Can I interest you in a musical theatre illustration of my point from earlier today?...
August 29, 2012
Teaching Fish the Word for Water
In the last Sondheim Symposium post, I talked about Giorgio struggling with Fosca's implacable love....
August 28, 2012
“Nobody human can stand all that everlasting affection!”
The quote is from Company, the subject is Passion, as the Sondheim Symposium goes on. This installment...
August 09, 2012
A reading from Henry VI, Part 2 4:2:73
Yes, in context, the line has the opposite sentiment to most of the people quoting...
July 07, 2012
“That his heels may kick at heaven”
Some time ago, Hemant Mehta asked "Where are the atheist fiction books?" and I was...
June 29, 2012
Q&A with Shameless Popery + Radio Roundup
I've been triaging email as well as comments, but when someone contacts me for a...
June 22, 2012
A little about the queer stuff
I had some major qualms about talking to a writer for the Blaze, but I...
May 22, 2012
Go Ahead, Tell Me What’s Wrong with Homosexuality
One of the reasons I found the "gay brownshirts" argument so frustrating is that it's...
April 29, 2012
Beware of [YA Dystopias] Bearing Gifts?
This post contains vague spoilers for the Hunger Games trilogy. I'm speaking in generalities about...
April 08, 2012
Which doctrines must a Catholic assent to?
At the Easter Vigil Mass last night, the candidates for confirmation made the following profession...
April 05, 2012
Maundy Thursday Problems Again
As I explained last year, Maundy Thursday is the day I feel least comfortable attending...
March 10, 2012
Two Questions for Christian Readers
Remember you can vote once per day for the About.com Atheism Awards. I’m one of five...
January 15, 2012
Feser’s The Last Superstition [Index Post]
I ran into a Dominican at an American Association for the Advancement of Sciences event...
November 09, 2011
More on the Damnably Foolish Virgins
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November 08, 2011
The Damnation of the Foolish Virgins
I'm always disappointed when a Mass reading has a perplexing or counterintuitive section, and the priest chooses...
October 26, 2011
Adoration and Abramovic
Due to a convoluted sequence of events, I spent about half an hour in an...
October 18, 2011
Now to ‘Scape the Scapular
The Bright Maidens (a blogging network of young Catholic women) are writing about scapulars this...
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Looking Askance at Angels
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