Wednesday, April 01, 2015

To Exercise Charity in the Face of Opposition...

Clueless protesters in San Francisco prove Archbishop Cordileone's point by Carl Olson (via Insight Scoop)

Ha Ji Won to get Her Own Reality Show

Ha Ji Won (하지원) fans living in France – keep an eye out for her!

Posted by Soompi on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Veering towards Uhm Jung Hwa territory...

What would Mr. C or Yoda say about this?

Fore more information on the video: more information on Falcon Operations Group:...

Posted by RECOIL on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Capella Romana for Holy Week

"Good Friday in Jerusalem" featured prominently this week on the Harmonia Early Music radio show.

Posted by Cappella Romana on Monday, March 30, 2015

Ever been curious about spending a weekend on tour with Cappella Romana? Here's your chance to see behind the scenes!

Posted by Cappella Romana on Saturday, March 21, 2015

Annie Staninec and KKB Vids

A few more from Steve Kaufman's Kamp.

had to miss the KKB earlier this month when they made the rounds...

Couple of more vids.

Peter Thompson has a few more.

張國榮 - 似水流年

Kyrie eleison.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Recoil, No. 18

Do you Instagram?Follow us: @recoilmagazine

Posted by RECOIL on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Another Sort of Learning

Premiering Tonight

on CBS - The Dovekeepers

An unjustified allocation of resources for a certain demographic during Holy Week, with a story which does not really pertain to Passover but does relate to a certain nationalism? Or do we really need the story of Masada to be told again? (I should watch the miniseries featuring Peter O'Toole all the way through.) Apparently this one is different enough, especially as it is gynocentric. (Another "strategic" decision by CBS, no doubt.) As this one is being produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, who are also producing NBC's AD which premieres on April 5, maybe they are trying to make sure they don't miss any customers. (Who's going to be the first to produce a miniseries about Muhammad?) An appeal to the supposed Judeo-Christian identity of the United States?

LAT review

Spring K-Dramas

Here comes spring and new dramas! Which ones are you excited for?

Posted by Soompi on Monday, March 30, 2015

Holy Week Homilies from Benedict XVI

Chiesa: Paschal Homilies by Sandro Magister
Exercises on liturgical preaching for Holy Week. From the archive of Benedict XVI


Someone I know was talking about the movie last week; will put it on the to-watch list.

Monday, March 30, 2015

To Bear Arms in Defense of Others and Self

Crisis: Chesterton: Patron Saint of Handgunners by Patrick Toner

Two in Anticipation of Pascha

Via Mere Comments:
Passover to Easter by William J. Tighe
On the Origins of the Primary Feast of the Christian Church

The Son Risen with Healing by Patrick Henry Reardon
Biblical Aspects of the Easter Revolution

Zenit Interview with Dawn Eden

What's Thrilling About Chastity?Author, Speaker Considers Why Disdained Virtue Should Have a Better Reputation

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Monday, March 30, 2015

The Death of Jeffersonianism

“His Accidency:” The Indispensable John Tyler by Dave Benner

and Lest We Forget Southern History by R.E. Smith, Jr.

Don't Suspect CST Because of This

Marxist Praxis, Catholic Solidarity, and Human Dignity

When has Marxist praxis ever worked out? At least the Marxism sympathizers are willing to seek common ground with Roman Catholic social teaching, even if they may ignore what is counter to Marxism.

Paul Craig Roberts, The Social Costs of Capitalism Are Destroying the Earth's Ability to Support Life
Neoliberalism as Economic Pornography by Rob Urie

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Are you planning to watch "Twenty" starring Kim Woo Bin 김우빈, Kang Ha Neul, and 2pm's Junho?

Posted by Soompi on Sunday, March 29, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pope Francis on Mar Dinkha IV

Pope Francis has sent his condolences upon learning of the death of the Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, March 28, 2015

Help Persecuted Christians

7 steps. Help the persecuted.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, March 27, 2015

Remember the Nazarenes: An Interview With Bishop Warduni by Alberto Carosa

Friday, March 27, 2015

Finished the bin checking task in an hr and a half; thought it might take longer...
If you're ever in Berkeley and on Telegraph avenue and can't decide between Smart Alec's Intelligent Food and Pappys, since their menus are similar (but Pappys has alcohol), pick Pappys. The salads are definitely better at Pappys, as the grilled chicken still tastes like grilled chicken. The chicken at Smart Alec's may be grilled but tastes like it was kept warm in a steam tray, and the quality of the salad itself is worse.

Branagh Should Go Back to Doing Shakespeare

Are his skills as a director really needed?

Martin Scorsese and Kenneth Branagh to bring another adaptation of MACBETH to cinemas??!

Michael Fassbender can prove his acting skills in his version of Macbeth.

Still, Branagh kept a more traditional version of Cinderella (no girl power); small wonder the feminists and manginas don't like it, while Fr. Robert Barron does: Kenneth Branagh’s Very Christian Cinderella. (See also Daniel McInerny.)

This review must not be alone; plenty of parasites who would like to subvert traditional Western mores:
Cinderella review: Disney and Kenneth Branagh's straight-faced remake is TOO perfect to be truly magical

Still, even though traditionalists may be sympathetic to this movie and its contribution to the culture war, should we give more money to Disney? At least there are no annoying songs in this one.

Kenneth Branagh: 'Cinderella made me weep'
KB on Lily James

Recoil #18

RECOIL Issue #18 is officially on-sale at newsstands today, 03/27/15.View a preview here.

Posted by RECOIL on Friday, March 27, 2015

Hvaen't browsed an issue in a while...