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As you may have heard, because of a 1998 revision to U.S. copyright law, January 1, 2019 marked the first time in more than 20 years that any copyrighted work entered the public domain. And while we all rush to download legal copies of works by Robert Frost and Edith Wharton, this also means those … [Read More...]
TS Eliot's Journey of the Magi is perhaps the first (or second) poem that comes to mind for Epiphany. It's a beautiful, thoughtful poem. The opening line, though, was first written in a homily by the Anglican theologian Lancelot Andrewes, who preached, “A cold coming they had of it, at this time of … [Read More...]
While many know that December 24 is the feast day of Sts. Adam and Eve, many other memorials get lost amongst the greatness of the Nativity itself. Doubtless the saints so celebrated are joyful in being outshone by the Birth of Christ, but it behooves us now and again to remind one another of their … [Read More...]
Alfonso Cuaron has just created one of the best films I've viewed in a long time. Roma, named after the upper-class neighborhood in which Cuaron grew up in Mexico City, was released to Netflix in mid-December and I watched it almost immediately. I'm a huge fan of Children of Men and so, in spite of … [Read More...]
[Update: I'm posting this again, as I plan to do yearly, so it can be handy for anyone who wants to do the novena this year.] Catholics who wish to celebrate Advent as a time to prepare spiritually for Christmas often find themselves at a loss about how to do it. After setting up an Advent wreath … [Read More...]