Woman in charge? Check. Talk about multiculturalism? Check. (Because we have a multicultural Church, not one that has assimilated and inculturated with [Anglo-]American culture and society.) A focus on the intellect (and the imagination) instead of the heart? Check.
I expect this change in direction to fail to stem the shrinkage of the archdiocese. If the institute had maintained its liturgical focus there are a few young priests recently ordained who perhaps could have been recruited to help renew the liturgical praxis of the archdiocese and revivify liturgical spirituality. Now, the institute appears little better than a way to help Catholic nerds get speaking gigs.
This article will restore necessary context to the word “nullification” as used by James Madison in an 1834 letter called “Notes on Nullification.” First, we have to put Madison’s role in the formulation of the… »
Presented at the 2017 Abbeville Institute Summer School. As scholars dedicated to exploring what is true and valuable in the Southern tradition, we are most often drawn to the antebellum South and the early federal… »
Presented at the 2017 Abbeville Institute Summer School. You are deplorable. It is worse than that. If you are Southern or interested in the South you are the most deplorable of all the deplorables. There… »
A Review of The Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of its People, by Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts, Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press,… »
Overheard a former US senator (R), Catholic and neocon, and presidential candidate, make a joke about being in contact with the White House (indirectly DJT) and how frustrating (not the exact word) it was. What a cuck.
“I really have to thank God, the giver of the Muse, the source of all true inspiration,” says the prolific biographer and critic, “for enabling me to assist in the bringing of this wonderful thing”—Death Comes for the War Poets—”into being.”
So a musician decided to get two tattoos. Why? Because that's what musicians do? I wouldn't be surprised if her parents were rather permissive in setting expectations in this regard. Given the association of tattoos in women with sexual experience, one cannot help but think that she has lost her v-card. (She apparently is in a relationship with another musician.) Is it possible for musicians to govern their emotions, rather than be governed by them, and still be good musicians (at least with respect to music that plays up the emotions)?
The tats didn't enhance her beauty; another instance of marring what was a masterpiece already.
The change did take the wind out of my sails as a fan, even though her singing continues to mature and her set sounded very good.
I note that an attractive older female (a boomer) who was in the audience had a small tattoo on her wrist. I couldn't tell the precise age of the tat, but it did seem a bit faded.
When non-Ukrainians who have become Ukrainian Catholic in countries outside Ukraine adopt the nationalist perspective of the Ukrainians and their hostility to Russia there is a problem with the ecclesial culture. Ethnic churches need to assimilate and integrate or their members need to give up their citizenship.
Irina Borisovna Ratushinskaya (born March 4, 1954), a poet, a former dissident and an Orthodox Christian, reposed in the Lord on July 5, 2017. Pravoslavie.ru talked with Irina’s husband Igor Gerashchenko, also a former dissident and a member of the Artists Trade Union of Russia.
Essentially, “new religious studies” is an additional path to the de-Hellenization and de-Christianization of our society. This is the policy: to create people without religious convictions, without memory, without historicity. People who are able to grasp only the most primitive concepts.