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Image is everything; everything is image…

The following is from Richard M. Weaver’s 1948 conservative classic, Ideas Have Consequences (pp. 24-35). I read the following passages almost literally only moments after reading a striking, and strikingly congruent, passage in a recent First Things article, which I shall cite … Continue reading

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Home alone…

Normally my wife and I don’t watch television. I prefer to watch movies. However, when I can find some quasi-educational television programs, I will give them a try. We don’t have cable, but we do get numerous movies via our … Continue reading

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“Ohhkay, that was prob’ly a bit much…”

HT To Fr. Blake. And here is the same conversation with, if you will, a few sheets to the wind: . Meanwhile, I have been cutting loose in my own ways. While we’re on the topic of St. Patrick’s Day, … Continue reading

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The way forward is backward…

“The present condition of Catholic worship has come about because it has been shaped by principles and attitudes of secular modernity. The result is that the Liturgy, instead of providing an alternative vision of life to that provided by secular … Continue reading

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Orders are, we don’t need to take this seriously…

…since it was published by the National Catholic Reporter. Call me old-fashioned, but I’m no fan of the genetic fallacy. Cardinal Schönborn: Pope Francis has already changed church by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt | Feb. 7, 2014 … Francis spoke of his … Continue reading

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A note to FCA’s email subscribers…

I’m not sure about the mechanics of following a blog by email, but I assume that those who do so get the entire post delivered in the body of an email. Or perhaps they receive a link and the opening … Continue reading

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And so it came to pass…

…that I am a philistine surrounded by puritans.

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