Monday, February 19, 2018

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      Giving up Lent

      I remember Lent as a kid. It was basically the longest stretch of time EVER, next to Advent of course. Unlike Advent, Lent was...

      St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross: The vocation and role of woman

      St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross was a brilliant philosopher, an accomplished author, a Jewish convert, a Carmelite nun, a martyr, and a saint....

      Learning Death from History

      Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.  So declared the famed historian George Santayana in 1863, and there is a...

      When virginity is no good

      “Twenty may sound early to get married, but tell that to the girl who had her knees locked since puberty and the boy who...

      Signs in the Heavens

      Signs, signs, everywhere, signs, blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind... So sang the Five Man Electrical Band in their 1970 anti-establishment ballad, whose lyrics...

      Andre Campra: Messa da Requiem

      Andre Campra: Messa da Requiem Featuring Philippe Herreweghe (Conductor) Harmoia Mundi, 1992 Campra wrote this masterpiece around 1699, before he abandoned his duties as maître de musique...

      What to expect when no one’s expecting

      What to expect when no one’s expecting: America’s coming demographic disaster by Jonathan V. Last Encounter Books, 2013 ISBN: 978-1-59403-641-5 In 1796 Thomas Malthus published An Essay on...

      The Battle of Vienna 1683

      September 12th marks the anniversary of the Battle of Vienna, in 1683, when the army of the Holy Roman Empire, particularly with the help...

      Athanasius, the Iota, and the Homoousion

      Today is the memorial of one of the most heroic bishops in the history of the Church, the late, great Saint Athanasius (+373), a...

      Saint Benedict and Travels

      Today is the feast of Saint Benedict, with the variety of whose 'options' carrying his name he may not necessarily agree. At a young...