Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Death of Jesus

Tomorrow, we begin our observance of the Triduum, in which we can participate in Christ’s establishment of the Eucharist, His Passion and death on the Cross, and His Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Heavy stuff. I didn’t post much about Lent … Continue reading

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The Death of “That’s Enough!”

Obviously, the topic of beauty has been on my mind lately, and whenever I’ve got something on my mind, I start seeing everything in light of whatever idea is in there. So when I went home to St. Louis over … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Visual Arts

Perhaps my last post of this nature for a while. Here are a few beautiful works of art that I find particularly striking. Sinding’s sculpture Valkyrie in Copenhagen…  Monet’s painting The Artist’s Garden at Giverny… and a photo I only know as … Continue reading

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Beauty in Architecture

This will be the best 12 minutes of your month. Please, please watch this. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142539n Brief theological point. If anyone ever asks you why the Church has buildings and artwork and garments that are so ornate when there are so … Continue reading

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A Truly Beautiful Photograph…

May God bless this humble and holy man. Protect our Mother Church well, brother.

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Beauty in Cinema

Below is a clip of what I consider the most beautiful movie scene I’ve ever witnessed. It’s from the film adaptation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, and it is the part where the main character, John Proctor, is being forced … Continue reading

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Is Beauty Real? (Part Two)

Just a quick addendum to my last post… My buddy Tyler raised some excellent points in a comment on the last post, so I wanted to clarify something. While Catholics believe that Beauty is something that exists on its own, … Continue reading

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