reflections for composition

this syllabus: has some good ideas about design of a composition course. I like the way the instructor has the students refelct on the writing process after each essay, I want to do that more. I like the art history assignment, I’ve been doing something like it. If I could find a small selection […]

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essays by Orson Scott Card

Whose Life Is Worth Living? Why I Miss Karol Wojtyla: Trust me, you haven’t read an essay on Pope John Paul II like this one. A non-Catholic’s reflections.   Global Warming: Fighting Off the Ice Age: He answers several questions and addresses other concerns that have been niggling at me, but I […]

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on solitude

Lying in my bed before I fall asleep I muse on my solitude. hugging my pillow in the dark with the fan whirring above, the blankets pulled and tucked around my chin, I think: soon I won’t be alone any more. I have always been a solitary person, which is not to say lonely. Though […]

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“Do not accept anything as the truth if it lacks love. And do not accept anything as love which lacks truth!” �Whoever seeks the truth is seeking God, whether consciously or unconsciously�. —Edith Stein  

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new info

Sure you know everything there is to know about Terri Schiavo? I thought I was well-informed. But this article brings up many major issues everyone should know. This is not just a Catholic issuse. It should be of grave concern to all Americans.    

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on family

“God in His deepest mystery is not a solitude, but a family, since He has in Himself fatherhood, sonship, and the essence of the family, which is love.” said Pope John Paul II. I could try to explain what this means to me, maybe later I will do so. but for now I’ll let Dr […]

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Requiem in pace, Johannes Paulus II

God our Father, you reward all who believe in you. May your servant, John Paul our Pope, vicar of Peter, and shepherd of your Church, who faithfully administered the mysteries of your forgiveness and love on earth, rejoice with you for ever in heaven. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who […]

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When I was younger, pre-teen and teen, I used to long for chivalry: knights in armor doing noble deeds for fair ladies, castles, heraldry, noble deeds, dragons vanquished, lofty love songs. I searched everywhere for tastes, hints, of the magic that I was sure existed in fairyland, long ago and far away. And now reflecting […]

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death watch

Pope John Paul II lies dying on this the Friday within the Octave of Easter. What a non-Catholic might not know is that Easter is technically not one day, Easter Sunday, it is eight days. This is reflected in the Divine Office, for eight days we pray the exact same psalms in Morning and Evening […]

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