C.S. Lewis on Modern Political Mass Excitement

    If I wished to satirise the present political order I should borrow for it the name which Punch invented during the first German War: Govertisement. This is a portmanteau word and means ‘government by advertisement’. But my intention is not satiric; I am trying to be objective. The change is this. In all … Continue reading C.S. Lewis on Modern Political Mass Excitement

The Popcorn Cathedral Podcast with Rod Bennett

Do you like movies? Do you like movie trivia? Do you like learning about the themes of your favorite movies that made them your favorite movies? Do you like listening to guys geek out about movies from a Catholic perspective? Then Rod Bennett's podcast "The Popcorn Cathedral" may be right up your alley.  From the … Continue reading The Popcorn Cathedral Podcast with Rod Bennett

Thoughts on the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Mass

One thing I’ve recently learned is that there are some strong opinions regarding the Ordinary vs. the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Novus Ordo vs. Latin Mass).  I’ve been having quite a few conversations with friends recently about the pros and cons regarding both. Recently, hanging with some friends over beer and ribs, the pro-Latin … Continue reading Thoughts on the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Mass

Is the History of Catholicism Like a Game of Chess?

None of my posts should be taken as any sort of “official” Catholic doctrine. I am a layman still trying to figure a lot of things out. This post should most certainly be taken with a large grain of salt. These are personal musings that I think are interesting enough to share. ------------------------------------------------------------------ How does … Continue reading Is the History of Catholicism Like a Game of Chess?

Russian Ark – a film by Alexander Sokurov

I just finished watching Russian Ark, the film by Alexander Sokurov. How can one describe this film?  Incredible.  Unbelievable.  Ambitious.  I'm not sure. It is an hour-and-a-half filmed in one single continuous take. The camera perspective is a man from modern times that wakes up in 18th Century Russia.  He meets a French aristocrat and … Continue reading Russian Ark – a film by Alexander Sokurov

The Path to Rome: Modern Journeys to the Catholic Church, edited by Dwight Longenecker – A Review

"I found myself on 11 November 1992, when the Church of England voted to ordain women, overwhelmed with a sudden and mysterious conviction of the truth of Roman Catholicism." So wrote Sheridan Gilley in his contribution to The Path to Rome: Modern Journeys to the Catholic Church, edited by Dwight Longenecker. In the same vein … Continue reading The Path to Rome: Modern Journeys to the Catholic Church, edited by Dwight Longenecker – A Review

Vincent of Lérins on Development of Doctrine

So I decided to nerd it up over the weekend and read A Commonitory by Vincent of Lérins in full, written circa 434.  In it, I came across a very interesting section on the development of doctrine. Below are a few excerpts from the chapter. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter XXIII – On Development in Religious Knowledge But … Continue reading Vincent of Lérins on Development of Doctrine

Pantheism! The horror…….

Recently I was walking with some family members down a river-walk in town.  One of these members is a Protestant/Fundamentalist and someone with whom I cannot talk about anything serious, especially anything that may challenge his preferred worldview.  But he's also the temperament that doesn't stop him from offering his own opinions off-the-cuff. Standing alongside … Continue reading Pantheism! The horror…….