Monthly Archives: December 2011

Dappled Things strokes my ego

Everybody wants there to be a “Catholic literary revival” ala. the early 1900s in Britain, but one valiant literary magazine is actually trying to do something to bring it about – Dappled Things. A couple of issues ago they accepted … Continue reading

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The Only Good Thing A Protestant Has Ever Written … Maybe

John Eldredge has written many books.  But perhaps his most famous (and most foundational) work is Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul.  It is a book about masculinity.  About fatherhood.  About … crazy enough … God?  … Continue reading

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Death – the great perspective maker

“If possible, let us constantly remember death, for from this remembrance is born the exclusion of all cares and vanities, the guarding of the mind and constant prayer, non-attachment to the body and hatred of sin. To tell the truth, … Continue reading

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Star Wars and the History of Vatican II

(Note: You can follow Vestal Morons on Facebook here.) The outrageous but bizarrely supportable thesis statement that I lay before you is this: the Star Wars saga symbolizes the history of Vatican II.  For those unschooled in the ways of … Continue reading

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Church Militant

On the verge of writing something for real, I thought, in the meantime, this was funny:

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Well did! – Matt Anderson on Advent

Tomorrow the weekend arrives. And because the friend whose crossbow I was borrowing in a futile bid to impale a deer and feast on its fleshmeat has asked for it back, tomorrow will not find me perched in my treestand … Continue reading

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