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Reflections

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
</ul>

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.

The Chronicles of Narnia

I saw the new movie, today: "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe," based on the tale of the same name by C.S. Lewis. IMHO, it has a lot of the feel of the Lewis version. I was not disappointed in it, but found it to be highly entertaining, and without any obvious New Age "product placements." If anyone else finds them, be kind enough to let me know. I'm not a sensate, so take my comments about this with a grain of salt.

Remembered in history...

The news media yesterday were falling all over themselves to commemorate the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's (October 9, 1940 - December 9, 1980) death. I don't recall any similar hoopla over the 25th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Fulton Sheen (May 8, 1895 - December 9, 1979) the year before. But then, my memory isn't all that good.

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