Month: October 2012

Wednesday

I recently ran across this passage by Fr. Benedict Groeschel: “The account of the Ascension brings us to the edge of physical matter. No scientist would ever be so …

Monday

I was flipping through a backlog of magazines on Saturday while watching the excellent slate of sporting events. I ran across all sorts of interesting stuff, like this ranking …

Saturday

Miscellany You want to revitalize the Catholic Church? Get rid of the organ, says this op-ed piece. I don’t agree with a chunk of it (goodness knows, we don’t …

Thursday

Man, gorgeous weather. My garden is now entirely put to bed for the winter. Everything is covered with wood chips, leaves, and/or grass clippings. I’ve dug compost into a …

Wednesday

Background: When I was the editor of Gilbert Magazine, I was responsible for the “Tremendous Trifles” column. It was occasionally hard to find a sufficient amount of interesting GKC …

Tuesday

Bullets Our kids’ parochial school held its annual fundraiser last Saturday. One of the events was a pumpkin-carving contest. This entry was really cool. * * * * * …

Monday

Chesterton Square Any TDE readers ever been to Ponchatoula, Louisiana? I guess it contains “Chesterton Square,” which in turn contains a massive statue of GKC. The Ponchatoula Wikipedia entry …

Saturday

The Vote Neareth “A state is a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.” Max Weber. The new …