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Book recommendations

Today I received a copy of a new book by Anthony Esolen (Dante translator) called Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity.
I have such regard for Prof. Esolen that I’ll recommend the book even before I read it!
I would also like to … Continue reading

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CDF and LCWR: A “Dialogue” by Prof. Esolen. Fun and sad.

At The Catholic Thing, Anthony Esolen has a great dialogue, I use the word a little loosely, which typifies much of what the LCWR is doing in the face of the CDF’s guidance.  Let’s have a look at a little … Continue reading

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“When ‘Guitar Masses’ became a chew toy between traditionalists and progressives

There is a smart and well-written article at The American Spectator on liturgical music by Patrick O’Hannigan, whom I have mentioned before.
The piece is longish, so here are a few bits to whet your appetite.
Can Liturgical Music Be Saved?
By PATRICK … Continue reading

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This is a misunderstood concept today.  We must recover a proper sense of “tolerance”.
Liberals have there version, usually involving something like, in the political sphere today “If you don’t conform to my will, then you are a racist.”  In the … Continue reading

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“The last insult to our human nature.”

The distinguished translator of Dante, Anthony Esolen, has a good piece on Public Discourse about aging and euthanasia.
Here is the first part. I hope you will go read the rest.  My emphases:
One Human Heart: Wordsworth’s Old Cumberland Beggar and the … Continue reading

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REVIEW: iPhone “Advent App” from Magnificat

I was sent a code for an iPhone/iPad app for Advent developed by the folks who put out the Magnificat liturgical aid. Click HERE for a link to the app.  $0.99 in iTunes.
Advent Companion App is a fusion of … Continue reading

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Anthony Esolen on new, corrected translation. Some of the best comments I have seen.

On ZENIT there is an interesting interview with Anthony Esolen, about whom I have written before.  For example, Prof. Esolen has translated the whole of Dante’s Divine Comedy.  When it comes to translation, this guy’s got game.
My emphases.
The Mass in … Continue reading

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