Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hijacking A Meme

I'm jacking Darwin Catholic's Top 100 Films Meme because it sounds like fun.

Feel free to do the same.

All you have to do is go to the AFI Top 100 list and pick:

1) Your favorite five movies that are on the list.

On The Water Front
Apocalypse Now
The Deer Hunter
My Fair Lady
Unforgiven

2) Five movies on the list you didn't like at all.

Rebel Without A Cause
Forrest Gump
Dances With Wolves
Annie Hall
Citizen Kane

3) Five movies on the list you haven't seen but want to.

Lawrence Of Arabia
The Third Man
Chinatown
Doctor Zhivago
All Quiet On The Western Front

4) Five movies on the list you haven't seen and have no interest in seeing.

Easy Rider
Giant
Psycho
The Jazz Singer
Modern Times

5) Your favoritve five movies that aren't on the list.

Full Metal Jacket
Payback
LOTR Trilogy
Apocalypto

I have some trouble thinking of favorite movies. As I've grown older, movies have lost their shine. I just don't get very excited about them anymore. Anyway, thanks to Darwin for the meme!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thank Who?

The original George "W" lays it out there for the edification of the masses! You go Mr. President!
WHEREAS, It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor;
Go and read it and tell me it doesn't sound like a breath of fresh air!

Happy Thanksgiving, All!

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Uh..Really?

This is just wrong, right?

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Friday, November 09, 2007

We Need A New New Knighthood

This is, I say, a new kind of knighthood and one unknown to the ages gone by. It ceaselessly wages a twofold war both against flesh and blood and against a spiritual army of evil in the heavens....He is truly a fearless knight and secure on every side, for his soul is protected by the armor of faith just as his body is protected by armor of steel. He is thus doubly armed and need fear neither demons nor men.
--In Praise of the New Knighthood by St. Bernard of Clairvaux

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Sign me up for NaPraGoMo


The Ironic Catholic has started NaPraGoMo and I'm going to join in. I should have been using at least some of my drive time to and from work as prayer time anyway so now's as good a time to start! Thanks IC!

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

WILT #001

"The music for the Mass is found in three books: the Kyriale (for the people), the Graduale (for the schola), and the Missale (for the priest)."
-via

I'll still probably have some trouble keeping this straight, but previous to this I had seen all three books mentioned but did not have any idea that they belonged to specific entities in the Mass. In my mind they were just a jumble of names of music books that had something to do with the Mass.

And when you look at the page linked above you'll see that this WILT could actually be WILTS #1 thru 10. I foresee the New Liturgical Movement blog providing many WILTs in the future. Thanks NLM!

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What I Learned Today

In an attempt to increase my blogging and to return to the idea of becoming an "unlapped" Catholic* I am instituting a new type of post called a "What I Learned Today" post or "WILT" post for short. I can't promise it will be a daily feature but...well, I can't really promise anything, other than I'll try to keep at it as a way to track my learning and I'll try to keep it interesting.

So, today's WILT post will follow shortly. (Do you like how I already got two posts out of this idea?)

* "lapped" as in someone who, because of poor catechesis, feels like that kid on the track team who always got lapped by the faster runners, however in this case I feel lapped by those Catholics who know more about their faith than I do.

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