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Esolen on virtue and chastity in “Wonder Woman” (not the one you immediately thought of)

When I would explain the Decalogue to children, I’d say something like: God didn’t give us rules because he wanted to ruin our fun.  These rules are God’s way of saying, “Don’t hurt yourself.  You are made in my image.  … Continue reading

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Esolen: “Open Your Eyes Father Martin”

I am usually eager to read anything penned by Anthony Esolen.  But when I saw the title of Esolen’s newest offering at Crisis, I put everything aside:
“Open Your Eyes Father Martin”
Father James G. Martin, S.J., is either a cruel or a … Continue reading

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Anthony Esolen makes a point – with napalm

The brilliant Anthony Esolen (how I envy his prose) makes a point – with napalm – at the increasingly useful Crisis today.  The post confirmed me in my desire never to be on his bad side.
He begins…
Don’t Let A Foolish Idea Go … Continue reading

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Great news for Sacred Music promoters everywhere!

Firstly, did you know that the man who made the magnificent Garand rifle – which helped to win freedom for millions – was named John Cantius Garand?
Speaking of John Cantius, I received a note from St. John Cantius in Chicago … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Book recommendations as things fall apart

UPDATE:
Today I saw at First Things a review of three books along a common theme.  Guess which three books they were.
Here is an interesting point (for links to the books, scroll down):
All three of these books make reference to the decline … Continue reading

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Make Church Great Again! “Free Our Churches From the Ugly and Stupid”

So I’m reading my email.  A reader sent the text of a Wall Street Journal piece (they have an evil paywall) entitled “Free Our Churches From the Ugly and Stupid“.
“This hath potential”, quoth I, and in did I delve.
Pure gold.
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Liturgical challenge: “If we say, ‘I shall attend this Mass because it will be good for me,’ it will be of no avail.”

Today at the ever helpful Crisis there is a piece by Anthony Esolen (who is being persecuted by Providence College – HERE) with thoughts on disposition and sacred worship stemming from the thought of Dietrich von Hildebrand in his work Liturgy and … Continue reading

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Anthony Esolen is under attack by Providence College

I’ve mentioned Prof. Anthony Esolen quite often in these electronic pages. He is a serious scholar with a great pen. I’m usual struck with a little envy at his writing style.
Esolen is under attack by liberals.
There is an article about … Continue reading

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BISHOPS – PRIESTS: When shall we see his like again?

At The Catholic Thing there is a piece by David Warren which merits attention.  Warren had been to the presentation of a new book about Bl. Clemens August Card. von Galen, the “Lion of Munster” who famously stood up in the public … Continue reading

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Anthony Esolen under attack by his school, Domincan-run Providence College

I often direct you to the writings of Anthony Esolen, who contributes frequently to the increasingly-valuable Crisis.  Esolen is a prof at Domincan-run Providence College.
I saw this at Touchstone, where Esolen is an editor.
If you have benefitted from the writings of Touchstone … Continue reading

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