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Consisting of relflections in a variety of categories, including:
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<li>scripture (homiletic reflections)
<li>philosophy (metaphysics or epistemology)
<li>morality
<li>psychology
<li>spiritual development
<li>science or mathematics
<li>technology
<li>medicine
<li>Church documents
<li>catechesis
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Anointed by God [Isaiah 61:1-2a,10-11]

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In the reading from Isaiah, chapter 61, we find a prophesy of salvation after a period of immense travail. Using language that hearkens to the jubilee year, declared in Leviticus, chapter 25, Isaiah tells us,
The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners, to announce a year of favor from the LORD and a day of vindication by our God.

Lowry: Who is afraid of C.S. Lewis, and why?

Definitely worth a look, on how people in our post-modern culture feel threatened by C.S. Lewis' ideas: "Lowry: Who is afraid of C.S. Lewis, and why?"

Amy Welborn on the new Narnia film...

A very useful critique: "open book: All Hyped Out." I believe her main point is this: don't expect the movie to deliver the depth of meaning found in the books. Oh, and you might want to show up to the movie at least 10 minutes late, to give time for the previews of coming "distractions" to play out.

Pope Benedict Insists Catholic Universities Remain Faithful to Church Teaching

Why is this an issue? There are important studies, cited in this article, which demonstrate that attending the typical Catholic institution of "higher learning" in America can be bad for your moral and spiritual health. Most kids aren't innoculated against secularism (or is it sexularism) before they enter. That's understandable, because it is true higher education itself that provides that innoculation.

There's no substitute for 'net savvy...

An article on the PC Mag web site points to general issues about browser and system vulnerability, and asks the question, "Shouldn't Firefox users be wary, too?" "Target: Firefox?" The answer is, of course, "Yes!"
  1. A browser is a large piece of software, comprising millions of lines of code.
  2. Even a well-tested piece of code that large still has hundreds of bugs in it.

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