Saturday, October 25, 2014

First Teaser for the Final Season of Justified

Natural Grocers

Tomorrow Night

A Reminder to Myself

I Think I'll Be Missing This Again

This Shouldn't Be So "Radical"

The Millennial Restaurant By Adam Gopnik
Alice Waters created the new American cuisine in Berkeley. The French are waiting to see what she’ll do in Paris.

So Close, But Still Unaware of the Foundation

The Death of the Parish
A Motor-driven ecclesiology by David T. Koyzis

We cannot, of course, return to a pre-automotive past. That option is closed to us. However, what if every new church building were to forgo the ubiquitous parking lot in the interest of restoring a normative ecclesiology? Might it force the churches to reach out to their own neighborhoods? Might it compel people to re-embrace the parish model, attending the church to which they can most easily walk? Or have the corroding powers of consumerism eliminated this as a viable possibility once and for all? Giving up our motorized vehicles will not happen any time soon, short of our oil wells finally running dry. In the meantime, we should do what we can to advance and support an ecclesiology less obviously dependent on the consumer model and more dependent on the grace of God in Christ.

We may not want to, but we will have to.

Eduardo Echeverria on Ecumenism

Ecumenism, Rightly Understood by Eduardo Echeverria

Who Will Mobilze Disaffected Whites

on the "left"? Via a comment at VoxDay - "The long and short of it, OWS was initially a movement about getting justice against those who were perceived directly responsible for the 2009 recession. It didn't take long for it to get hijacked by every liberal under the sun to be about any and all issues concerning the far left wing, including those concerned with allegations of societal sexism/racism and every other ism under the sun. Given that the people who started OWS were predominantly white and predominantly male (though not exclusively), they were ousted from their positions as the movement grew too large to control by social justice extremists through the form of "progressive stack", a type of moderation of discussion that ensures people with too much "privilege" are given less say."
I think I can better understand why some Eastern Catholics decided to "dox" -- they felt more at home within Orthodoxy than without -- culturally, being with others who shared the same beliefs. What about the Eastern Catholics? Here at least, the Ruthenians seem to be dwindling in numbers. The non-Anglo ethnic Orthodox, like the Byzantine Catholics, need to find an answer to the question of how they relate to the native culture and what sort of inculturation is to be undertaken in evangelizing those around them (and increasing their numbers). Is Byzantine Christianity too foreign to Anglo-Americna culture? At this point I feel as if I have more in common with Eastern Christians, including the Orthodox, with respect to Christianity than with Latins.

Would an Orthodox bishop accept a Catholic who wanted to stay in communion with the bishop of Rome? Probably not - it seems that breaking communion is required, though it might be easier to have a "no questions asked" policy for a layperson than for a cleric who wanted to changed jurisdictions to that degree.

Comic Book Movie Overkill

Destroy All Monsters: Marvel vs. DC Could End The Moviegoing World

Friday, October 24, 2014

Another Marriage for Chae Rim

She Has a New MV Coming Out on Monday

In her face I can see her clock ticking though...

The Parting Glass by Al Petteway and Amy White

The Wisdom of Bill Kauffman

Love Is the Answer to Empire
Reclaiming citizenship means rescuing the color and vitality of home from the march of imperial gray.

see also Patriotism in Little Louisville, Kentucky by Katherine Dalton.

An Orthodox Perspective on Marriage

Another Air New Zealand Safety Video

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Too Old to be Elsa?

From April This Year, Folks

Priests In Dance-Off Become Web Sensation
The seminarians dazzle the crowd with a fleet-footed duel - one with Irish dance, the other in tap - at an elite college in Rome.

Something similar in 2013:

One Day Late on a Calendar I No Longer Follow

John Paul II's Vision of Family and Marriage for the New Evangelization by Rolando Moreno
The family is an active and vital agent in establishing a civilization of love and the renewal of Christian culture.

Another Korean Celeb Gets Tatted

Han Ye Seul

Because of the meltdown she experienced on-set a few years ago? Or a bad relationship break-up? (Is she still with her Korean-American bf?)

Reasons to Visit Holy Trinity Cathedral and St. Seraphim Church

The Degrowth Conference

Fourth International Conference

The Extraenvironmentalist: [ Episode #82 // Degrowth 2014 // Part A ] - Recordings of sessions

The 4th International Degrowth Conference: New Convergences

Paul Krugman on Limits to Growth: Beware the Bathwater

Madeleine Peyroux

A Response Which Supports the Critique

Kimberly Guilfoyle Is Wrong: Young Women Should Vote and Use Tinder and by Kayleen Schaefer

I Haven't Been Paying Attention to Hong Kong

Democracy in Hong Kong

That KQED Segment on Laurie Lewis

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

George Strait: The Last Show

The Last Farmer

A Return to John Paul II is a Return to White-Knighting?

It's Time to Discover and Rediscover the Teachings of St. John Paul II by Bill Maguire

IKEA Shining


Battle of Cedar Creek 150th Annivesary Re-enactment

Dr. Clyde Wilson is probably right, too many Uhmericans participating to be historically accurate... lose some weight!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gene Logsdon on the Situation in Kentucky

Faith and fears in Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

What Troubles Left Communitarians...

Is gender an issue in Transition?

Part 2 of the Alpha Man Project Interview with Jack Donovan

Here (via Jack Donovan)

The Spiritually Dead

Stand Your Ground

Chaldean Patriarch introduces sanctions for “errant clerics”

Ralph Nader is Still Ralph Nader

As evidenced by his suggestions here, with which "progressives" would probably agree: Ebola! Prevention and Responsibility

Pat Buchanan on the Extraordinary Synod

Pope Francis Confuses Catholic Orthodoxy

No Marriage, No Papacy: If The Pope Endorses Polygamy, That Spells The End of Catholic Claims

Claims about the status of general councils in the West. But claims that they are ecumenical may be false or exaggerated, even if Catholic teaching on divorce and pastoral discipline is maintained.

The Band Perry, "Gentle on My Mind"

I prefer other versions, like that by John Mailander and Molly Tuttle, but it's good that mainstream country audiences are still being exposed to his music.

Helen Hull Hitchcock Passes

Kyrie eleison.

RIP: Helen Hull Hitchcock, 1939-2014 by Fr. Thomas Kocik
The Passing of a Woman of God by Kathleen Pluth

An Introduction to The Way of Men

Monday, October 20, 2014

World Over - 2014-10-16 – Full Episode with Raymond Arroyo

Francis Must Correct Synod Distortions by Dr. William Oddie
A Critique of Cardinal Kasper’s Latest Arguments by Monica Migliorino Miller
The Synod’s Interim Report: Ambiguity and Misinterpretation by Eduardo Echeverria

How Many Companies are Profiting from the Implementation of Common Core?

One company even went so far as to copyright the exercises in one of its books - no permission for photocopying or reproduction. Yeah, these people really care about educating our children. What are you going to do when you don't have enough workbooks because the district didn't order enough (it happens), or a new student transfers to the school, and the next order hasn't come in?

("A Nonprofit Group of Educators." Sure. "The lady doth protest too much, methinks." Learning Plus Associates...)

World Meeting of Families Preparatory Catechesis

Does it deal with feminism and sex differences? If not, it's inadequate for dealing with the crisis.

A Mideast Without Christians?

Has She Changed Her Manner of Speaking?


The First Globe-Trotting Pope

Thanks to cheap energy. Has it enabled the inclination to a more centralized Roman Church?

"Paul, who implemented the Second Vatican Council that his predecessor had convened, made great strides in ecumenism and began in earnest the modern tradition of the papal visit to countries around the world, did not fear the new."

Dominicans and the Papacy...

Which order would be willing to question received teaching on papal authority?

Rorate Caeli: The Pope is Just the Vicar: On the Footsteps of Fr. Calmel, O.P. by Cristiana de Magistris

Romanticizing Hunter-Gatherer Groups?

Learning From Ancient Human Cultures by Chris Martenson (Resilience)

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, "Same Same Stars"

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Maronites History and Liturgy

Lee Ann Womack...