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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
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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.

Anti-creationism prof quits department chair - Dec 8, 2005

A Paul Mirecki, U. of Kansas professor of religious studies, recently resigned due to the stir he caused there by insulting religious fundamentalists (some of whom go to that school) because of their creationist views. The CNN report, "Anti-creationism prof quits department chair," summarizes the situation this way,

"I am the Immaculate Conception."

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So said the Blessed Virgin Mary, to St. Bernadet at Lourdes, in response to St. Bernadet's question, "Would you be so kind as to tell me who you are?" "I am the Immaculate Conception!" It may have been St. Maximillian Marie Kolbe who first recognized the significance of how she said this. Her declaration more than ratified the declaration of (Blessed) Pope Pius IX in his Apostolic Constitution, Ineffabilis Deus,

An Interview with Barbara Nicolosi, by John Romanowsky

In a very interesting interview on Godspy.com, Barbara Nicolosi comments on Catholic investment in film making.
We have to invest in the long haul, in building up a new generation of artists by mentoring, training, and supporting them, not in taking up a small collection and then squandering it in ill-considered efforts. Honestly, it's the artistic equivalent of selling your house, going to Vegas and putting it all on the red.

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