Saturday, October 24, 2015

Didn't Know He Had a New Album

Retired from live concerts, not from music-making...

Wedding Halls and Not a Church?

Congratulations Kim Ha Neul!

Posted by Soompi on Friday, October 23, 2015

Constantine VII on Cultural Homogeneity

No citation at CH though.

For each nation has different customs and divergent laws and institutions, and should consolidate those things that are proper to it, and should form and develop out of the same nation the associations for the fusion of its life. For just as each animal mates with its own tribe, so it is right that each nation should marry and cohabit not with those of other race and tongue but of the same tribe and speech. For hence arise naturally harmony of thought and intercourse among one another and friendly converse and living together; but alien customs and divergent laws are likely on the contrary to engender enmities and quarrels and hatreds and broils, which tend to beget not friendship and association but spite and division.

New Perspectives on Late Antiquity in the Eastern Roman Empire
Faith and Heritage

Garth Brooks Coming to San Jose

November 13 to November 15 Country has gone down way much if his pop country can be considered classic compared to what passes for country these days. $65.73 + fee, not bad? Unless the quality of his singing has declined...

His website.

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Sound of a Flower

And so are we! miss A Bae Suzy

Posted by Soompi on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Brion McClanahan Responds to Victor Davis Hanson

Jefferson’s “Rightful Remedy” by Brion McClanahan

First Chinese Orthodox Priest Ordained in 60 Years

USA Today (via Byz, TX)

Journey to Orthodoxy

Dr. Fleming, Preface to Cicero

Beginning a new series.

Related: Dog Latin

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Other Side of Things

Are you doing your part to heal the divided Christian witnesses in your life? http://myocn.net/young-adult-blog-post-our-personal-role-in-healing-the-divided-christian-witness/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, October 17, 2015

OCF Winter College Conference

Registration is Now Open for OCF Winter College Conferences! Don't miss this great opportunity to enrich your faith!http://myocn.net/ocf-winter-college-conference-modern-martyrs-witnesses-of-the-world/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

What is it to be a saint?

The pursuit of sainthood is not pretending to be someone one isn’t, but struggling to be the one he or she is called to be! #myOCNhttp://myocn.net/what-is-a-saint-2/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Feminist Western?

Jane Got a Gun:


And what are the relationship dynamics between the three? What sort of love triangle is being shown here and how does it relate to socio-sexual dynamics?

Variety
EW

Kevin Gutzman on Alexander Hamilton

Hamilton Takes Broadway By Kevin R.C. Gutzman
A Founding Father gets his due—in a hip-hop musical.



Hamilton

Also, America's Kingly Constitution.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

How to Make Use of This Fact?

For evangelizing to non-Christians? The religious component of "getting out of your head."

Rod Dreher, A Religion of the Body

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pointing Fingers, Naming Names

Fr. Z: URGENT: Romanian Greek Catholic Doctor’s speech to Synod! Members (all) get a serious talking to!

Webb Out

Daniel Larison


Unfortunately, Webb seems to have adopted the multiculturalist stance of his party: Goodbye, Gompers—If Webb Can’t Focus Democrats On White Working Class, Nobody Can

Monday, October 19, 2015

A Good Laugh

I just saw the battle station in the background of the poster; the same weapon of mass destruction again? Is the Alliance going to destroy it using a different way this time?

The Star Wars fanboys may geek out over the trailer, but I found it laughable. I have no reason to think JJ Abrams has redeemed himself, and if this is the big end-of-the-year cultural event, then... Borrowing from the soundtrack for The Empire Strikes Back? I really doubt episode 7 is as good.



This writer is probably wrong; even if the trailer is being used to market the movie to a different audience, the fanboys will watch it over and over and over again. And how many football viewers don't know anything about Star Wars?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Should This Be Tagged With the F-Word

feminism

For a meeting entitled ‘The vocation and mission of the family in the church and the modern world’, it may come as a...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, October 16, 2015

Definitely Western


The French Catholic Bishops Conference held a briefing in the Vatican’s press Office on Friday to illustrate the figures of Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, October 16, 2015

An Important Day for Roman Catholics?

Pope Francis presides at Holy Mass with the canonization of the Blesseds: Vincenzo Grossi, Maria dell'Immacolata...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, October 18, 2015

Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated the Rite of Canonization for four new saints on Sunday, elevating Fr Vincent Grossi;...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cadrinal Donald Wuerl reflects on the joint canonization of Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, October 18, 2015

The homily of Pope Francis for Holy Mass of the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. During the Sacred Liturgy, Pope Francis also celebrated the Rite of Canonization, recognizing four new Saints.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, October 18, 2015

Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated the Rite of Canonization for four new saints on Sunday, elevating Fr Vincent Grossi;...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, October 18, 2015

The last week of the Synod on the Family is marked by a great liturgical event: the canonization of a married couple,...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, October 17, 2015

Worth the Price?

Our Sunda Visitor has made a new digital book by Cardinal Timothy Dolan available for free! "Soul, Mind, and Heart" (Our...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, October 18, 2015

The author is Cardinal Dolan, after all, even if he was supposedly one of the signers of that letter to Pope Francis.

Cardinal Dolan spoke with Mary Shovlain of "The Vatican Report" on Sirius XM's Catholic Channel, in which he offers some...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, October 15, 2015