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Daily Archives: April 17th, 2011

A Rhetorical Question About Robert Frost

  I ASK you to consider, dear reader, this simple poem by Robert Frost. It is neither hard to grasp or difficult to follow: Into My Own      ONE of my wishes is that those dark trees,  So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze,  Were not, as ’twere, the merest mask of gloom,  […]

A Reader Expresses Gratitude

  A READER writes: I just gave a small donation to your website, and I wanted to send an accompanying note of personal gratitude. I started to read your blog about 8 months ago, and it has transformed my thoughts and interactions with the world. I have always been traditional in some sense, but as Flannery O’Connor […]

On the Stages of Exhaustian

  HERE is an interesting reflection by Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira on the three falls of Christ. I am posting the piece in its entirety below: One might ask why Our Lord fell three times along the Way of the Cross, and not two or four? I believe there is a reason for the three […]

A Husband Collapses

  A READER writes: My husband fainted in church today. We were going through the Passion when he suddenly fell over into the pew in front of us, face first. I thought he lost his balance then I realized he was unconscious. His eyes rolled back. I thought he had a heart attack at first. […]