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Only skin

I suppose it’s been about a year or so since the initial existential freakout which caused the ensuing months to be a bit of a mess, spiritually speaking. So maybe it’s worth taking stock of where I’m at right now, … Continue reading

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I guess it’s kind of an early valentine’s day post if you squint

I’ve been a tad more hopeful lately that my spiritual life can be more than the garbo it has been lately. It’s a kind of, I dunno, sweetness and sense of wonder that has fallen upon me these past couple … Continue reading

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The plot thickens

I know I promised I’d be talking about books and stuff, but shit’s been real, guys, and I have to get this off my chest.

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So, uh, yeah

I’m not sure if I really have a coherent followup to my previous post of gay Catholic angst and weird body horror (only at Res Studiorum et Ludorum!), but it did kinda leave things hanging. So here are just some … Continue reading

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On the other hand

This blog used to be a lot more personal, and a lot more willing to look at my whole Cathlolic schtick from a more personal angle. In recent years I’ve retreated from that. It’s certainly made this blog a less … Continue reading

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Better than the previous neighbour

Whittaker Chambers has an essay on St. Benedict, where he claims that one of the saint’s important contributions to the cultural revival of Europe was the reinfusion of meaningfulness into manual labor – something which Ancient Rome in its decadence … Continue reading

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Neos and Theos

On Irving Kristol: Kristol confesses that his neo-orthodoxy is “something of a puzzle” even to him. His Jewish family, he recalls, was Orthodox in the sense common in his Brooklyn neighborhood. His father attended services on the High Holy Days … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Thoughts

– St. Vladmir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary requires applicants to their M.Div program to undergo a music proficiency exam for choir placement. On the one hand, I would have been horrified if I had to undergo something like that to get … Continue reading

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QotD: Jewish/Catholic Guilt

Eve Tushnet, in a somewhat spoilerific post on Brideshead Revisited: I’m reminded of an interview I did a while back, where I semi-jokingly suggested that Catholic and Jewish guilt stem from one of the strengths of Catholicism and Judaism: the … Continue reading

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