Category Archives: Roman Catholicism

To build anew

I haven’t been closely following the story of the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral fire for reasons at least partly alluded to in my more casual blog: There’s so much chaos and tourism associated with Notre Dame that my experience … Continue reading

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Clippings & Comment, 2/9/19

A little scat with big band, Adidas stumbles, corporate oppression passes government oppression, and more. Continue reading

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Clippings from 1/27/19

Clipped Sunday, some late. Covington is the non-story that just keeps on giving. Continue reading

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Political Potpourri 1/11/19

The Wall (not Pink Floyd), Bigotries Right and Left, plus Alexandria Oscasio Palin-Cortez Continue reading

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The Vincentian Canon

I long ago committed to memory — in Latin, no less — quod semper, quod ubique, et quod ab omnibus creditum est. I also made sure I knew the English meaning, since I don’t speak Latin (and nobody has set … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri, 12/23/18

1 Faith is not the supposition that something might be true, but the assurance that someone is there. Bishop Kallistos Ware 2 “Unless you like stats / just skip the begats,” wrote Jeanne and William Steig in their “Old Testament … Continue reading

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Potpourri, 12/17/18

1 Here’s the racket that you should have gone into. You’re selling something, a college diploma, that’s deemed a necessity. And you have total pricing power. Better than that: When you raise your prices, you not only don’t lose customers, … Continue reading

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Venerating God, Worshiping Nothing

I’ve been an Orthodox Christian now for a bit more than 21 years. During that time, I’ve heard (and enjoyed hearing) some things that struck me as cute quips or snappy evangelistic comebacks. One, which I thought of as just … Continue reading

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Potpourri, 12/14/18

Variety, including explicit politics at the end. Continue reading

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Potpourri, 12/11/18

1 The most common explanation for France’s gilets jaunes protests against fuel-tax hikes is that they arise from too little democracy … The opposite is true. The protests are happening because France has too much democracy. What it’s lacking is … Continue reading

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