Squee! Dover Books has issued a little Chesterton anthology – including his drawings – edited by Dale Ahlquist. I didn’t know they had so many Chesterton books in their catalog. I see The Coloured Lands is 60% off….
L’Osservatore Romano ran a positive review of Deathly Hallows part 2, and LifeSite News is running an article about Michael O’Brien’s criticism of it. It’s the same old stuff, fluffed up with a few new cherry-picked lines presented totally out of context. My impulse to write some kind of detailed rebuttal lasted all of about… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Deathless Meme
William Deresiewicz: A graduate student at the time, I was as arrogant as they come and didn’t think there was much anyone could teach me about life—especially not Jane Austen, the godmother of chick-lit. Imagine my surprise when she taught me not just how to grow up, but how to be a man. Like so… Continue reading ” How Jane Austen Taught Me to Be a Man”
Kat wonders to which religious orders the Houses of Hogwarts correspond: Hufflepuff = Benedictines; does Ravenclaw = Dominicans or Jesuits?
I’ve been blessed to have many people point out with interest, reviews of Eat Pray Love before I made the mistake of innocently watching the movie. I have tried to read the book as it sits next my bed and stopped and started and stopped. I could tell you what I find offensive, but so… Continue reading Eat, Pray, Love Review Round-Up
Priests will soon be ‘inundated’ with exorcism requests, asserts author “Soft forms of occultism are like Wicca and New Age,” he explained, adding that “Harry Potter contributes to that with over 400 million books being sold.” The popular book series, he claimed, has helped educate “younger generations in the language and the symbolism of the… Continue reading So Harry Potter, again.
Deal Seeking Mom brings news of a free download of a cookbook by Rachel Allen (“one of the hottest TV chefs in Ireland”, per Harper Collins) (and it’s really an abridged version with recipes “selected by Kerrygold”, but it’s still free.) The coupon code is KGLD-0319-2010-RACB and is good for the first 10,000 downloads. (Well,… Continue reading FREE Favorite Food at Home Cookbook Download
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