Wendy Vickers: Sow a Seed

Epoch VII WV01 (1974) Most people associate post-Vatican II Catholic music with the folk Mass type music that's featured regularly on this blog.  But there were some exceptions, and this album--and artist--was one of them.  This is a very good, straightforward folk album, more like (as Ken Scott points out in Archivist) Maranatha artists Karen …

Water, Wind and Fire: Songs By Sisters

CAVS/Fountain FTN 2506 (1977) Folk albums by nuns were fairly common in the 1960's and 1970's; this site features Roman Catholic religious such as Juliana Garza and the School Sisters of Notre Dame.  This one, however, is different in one important respect: the sisters are Anglican. Two of them were of the Community of the …

When Lent Became the "Saddest Season"

It wasn't always so, at least not as we understand it.  In discussing Leo the Great, Hughes Oliphant Old's The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Vol. 2: The Patristic Age has this to say: Lent has usually been explained as a period of forty days during which …

Homeschoolers Should Play Golf

The Virgina House of Delegates means well... A BILL THAT would allow Virginia students who are home-schooled to play on public-school sports teams has cleared the state House and is now headed to a Senate committee, where a similar measure died last year. ...but personally I think they should skip the risks to life and …

Pope Benedict XVI: Another Great Refusal Leads to Another Great Nailbiter

This came as something of a shock: Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on February 28 -- the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years -- setting the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March. A Vatican official said the Holy See hopes …

Albert Mohler Faces Reality

And not a moment too soon either: Evangelicals appear to be headed for some kind of marginalization, and this will hurt. Nevertheless, evangelical Christianity began on the margins of society and only in fairly recent decades moved into the mainstream. As it turns out, our cultural influence may wane and our options for recovering that …

Millions of Dead Fish, Part II

Well, we may not be quite up to 106, but... A federal mandate to remove old, abandoned oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico is blowing up a lot more than just the rigs. Undercover video obtained by Local 15 shows thousands of pounds of dead fish, mostly red snapper, floating to the …

Paul Krugman's Moment of Truth About Death Panels

Every now and then the smallest man in Princeton blurts it out: And in a rare glimpse of candor, Krugman appealed to a more “progressive” way of keeping health care costs down:  “We won’t be able to pay for the kind of government the society will want without some increase in taxes on the middle …

The Class Struggle Finally Comes to America

With a vengeance: The striking similarities between what happened to black Americans at an earlier stage in our history and what is happening now to white working-class Americans may shed new light on old debates about cultural versus structural explanations of poverty. What’s clear is that economic opportunity, while not the only factor affecting marriage, …

Jesus' Triumphal Entry: Not in Palm Beach

Our Lord wept over Jerusalem, but what about this: My last Palm Sunday piece concerned the custom of the palm crosses at Bethesda-by-the-Sea.  Evidently it's just as well Bethesda stuck with palm crosses; a real triumphal entry into Palm Beach would have been met, not by the Pharisees, but the Palm Beach police.  And it …

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