Review: The Ecumenism of Beauty

Editor: Timothy Verdon Publisher: Mount Tabor Books I picked up this book for a couple of reasons. First, I love religious art. Second, I've been working on a project about the use of art in service to the liturgy. Third, the title looked interesting. And while I wasn't fully satisfied with this book, and I …

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Review: Anderson – Truth Overruled

Author: Ryan Anderson Publisher: Regnery Publishing I forget now where I first heard of this book, but I'd guess it was a podcast. And in my typical fashion, I'm reading an author's books out of order. One day I'll read books as they were published. But as with When Harry Became Sally, Anderson has crafted a …

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Of Days and Seasons

It is that time of year again when we gather with family and friends, celebrating the season's particular feasts and memories, and I find myself contemplative. It is somewhat interesting, and maybe a bit sad, that we call these last couple months of the year The Holiday Season. In reality, there are holidays, and Holy …

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Poetry: Swift – Advice to the Grub Street Verse-writers

Ye poets ragged and forlorn,Down from your garrets haste;Ye rhymers, dead as soon as born,Not yet consign'd to paste; I know a trick to make you thrive;O, 'tis a quaint device:Your still-born poems shall revive,And scorn to wrap up spice. Get all your verses printed fair,Then let them well be dried;And Curll must have a …

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Poetry: Kipling – The Gods of the Copybook Headings

"As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn, The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!" Kipling - The Gods of the Copybook Headings