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March 10, 2004 Archives

Comments Closed for the Day

posted by awelborn

I’ll be gone in Indianapolis all day, and in order to save myself the trouble of culling through comments when I come back, I’m just shutting them down til tonight. So don’t write to me wondering why you’ve been banned. […]

Two more Passion Views

posted by awelborn

From the Revealer It’s sobering that the Passion–which has after all furnished the themes and iconography for many of the greatest achievements in Western art–should be reduced to this sort of clinical and near-fascistic sanctimony. More sobering still is the […]

Princeton’s Passion

posted by awelborn

At NRO: Jeffrey Stout, a scholar of religion and film, faulted the The Passion for being “not an especially self-conscious important work of art.” He contrasted Gibson’s masterpiece unfavorably with The Passion of Joan of Arc, the 1928 silent film […]

Christians killed

posted by awelborn

In India and Egypt via CT’s Weblog, which has many, many other stories as well.

Previous Posts

There is nothing I shall want
A couple of weeks ago, a memorial Mass for Michael was held here in Birmingham at the Cathedral. The bishop presided and offered a very nice, even charming homily in which he first focused on the Scripture readings of the day, and then turned to Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
Why am I the only person I know..or even "know" in the Internet sense of "knowing"  - who didn't hate it? I didn't love it, either. There was a lot wrong with it. Weak characterization. Miscasting. Anvil-wielding mentally ill prophets.But here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Books for Lent
No, I'm not going to ask you about your Lenten reading lists...although I might.Not today, though. This post is about giving books to others. For Lent, and a long time after that. You know how it goes during Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
How about....because I'm lame and hate thinking up titles to things? No?Okay...how about...St. Benedict? Yes, yes, I know the association with Anglicanism. That wasn't invovled in my purpose in naming the joint, but if draws some Googling Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »


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