Monthly Archives: July 2019

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Weaver

Richard Weaver, professor at the University of Chicago fifty years ago, wrote of “the Great Stereopticon,” a term roughly equivalent to what many call “mass media.” It is the technology that reaches out to everyone in western culture and tells … Continue reading

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“It!”

In today’s idiom, it is common to use the word “it” when describing the sexual act or related things. It reminds me of beatnik hero in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road named Rollo Greb, a “wild, ecstatic” man who “didn’t … Continue reading

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Sunday

You can trace almost every Protestant sect today back to five branches: 1. Lutheran 2. Reform 3. Radical 4. Anglican 5. Pentecostal The first three were in existence within a few years after 1517 and had already started splintering among … Continue reading

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Thursday

H.I.F. A rumor on Twitter says Mister Rogers, a Presbyterian minister, took last rites from a monk. This article by Mike Aquilina offers details about Mister Rogers’ extensive ties to Catholicism, but doesn’t say he converted on his death bed. … Continue reading

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Friday

I’m posting this simply because I really like the picture. It’s pretty: This is what happens when you don't renew @DavidWondrich's contract: @esquire has the Sazerac served on the rocks:https://t.co/3jP0BJfu2c — Frederic Yarm (@cocktailvirgin) July 16, 2019 Bookmark it: del.icio.us … Continue reading

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Thursday

From the Notebooks While returning to Europe with Sigmund Freud from a conference in the United States in 1909, Carl Jung had the most-famous nocturnal dream of the twentieth century. He dreamed he was in a medieval house. He went … Continue reading

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Wednesday

NEW PODCAST EPISODE RELEASED: Detachment. The first rule of the spiritual life. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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A quiet day at the mall. Walking around, unnoticed, until someone yells, “Hey, it’s Pat Sajak!” Then pandemonium: handshakes, pictures, autographs. I’m almost sorry I yelled. — Pat Sajak (@patsajak) July 15, 2019 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot … Continue reading

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On July 16th, 1212, at the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, King Alfonso VIII “the Noble” of Castile led an outnumbered Catholic coalition to victory against the Almohad Caliphate—marking a turning point in the Reconquista. from r/Catholicism Bookmark it: … Continue reading

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Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling The French Revolution ate its own. Zmirak thinks the same thing might be happening with today’s left. Let’s hope he’s right. Excerpt: Ocasio-Cortez was put in place by the quasi-Marxist faction the “Justice Democrats.” One of its leaders … Continue reading

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