Monthly Archives: October 2002

Envoy Magazine joins St. Blog’sWell

Envoy Magazine joins St. Blog’s

Well folks, I thought I would break the news. Envoy Magazine has now joined St. Blog’s, and it promises to be as much fun as the magazine. The name of the blog is Envoy Encore and with a team of Pat, Caroline, Carl, Steve Ray, Tim Staples, Mary Beth Bonacci and Catholic Light’s crazy canuck canonist, it looks the be pretty good! No, I won’t be giving up Catholic Light, the Petra Pundit, or Gratian’s Commentary to take on this team blog,

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Proposal: Make a publication I

Proposal: Make a publication
I would send this question to the Catholic Light contributors privately, but what the heck — I’ll send the question urbi et orbi. The posts on this blog are getting to be a mixture of bite-sized, blogesque paragraphs and multi-hundred-word essays. I think we should consider starting a Catholic Light online publication, with the blog being one of the sections. We could divide up the essays into Arts & Culture, Faith, Apologetics, Politics, or what have you, and have a home page featuring

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The parting of friends Next

The parting of friends

Next Monday I will say good-bye to the sweet kitten I recently rescued and named “Lisette.” I have found a great home for her. A little more than ten years ago I said good-bye to another woman named Lisette who is now a Poor Clare. She gave up that name for a religious name a long time ago. I’m somewhat ashamed to tell you that I don’t know what it is. She left every bauble and empty promise of this world for

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I am also excited because…

I am also excited because…
My dear wife bought tickets to see the Washington Opera production of Samuel Barber’s Vanessa and in 24 hours we’ll be in our finery and situated in velvet seats in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Vanessa is an amazing work, it’s a masterpiece of American opera 2nd only to Porgy and Bess. So this weekend will be a musical one: Vanessa tomorrow, a workshop on the GIRM on Saturday and The Dream of Gerontius on Sunday. Can anyone help walk my dog

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More on The Dream of

More on The Dream of Gerontius
“The greatness of ‘Gerontius‘ is in its profound sincerity rather than its originality, in the beauty and truth of the emotion rather than in the material skill with which heavenly rapture and hellish vision are portrayed. We are told that when the people of Verona met Dante in the streets of their town they pointed to him saying: ‘There goes the man who has been to hell’. After listening to Gerontius we are apt to think that Elgar too passed through

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