Saturday, December 16, 2017

New Post: "The Wexford Carol"

Hello all.   Here's another new post (very short) on "The American Catholic":  "The Wexford Carol";  there's a video of Alison Krauss (singing) and Yo-Yo Ma (cello) performing this beautiful old English carol.   Enjoy!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

New Post: "Riding to Faith on the Wheels of Music"

Hello all!   A new post on "The New Evangelizer": "Riding to Faith on the Wheels of Music."    Enjoy (and please add your own favorites in the Comments).

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Retired, cranky, old physicist.   Convert to Catholicism in 1995.   Trying to show that there is no contradiction between what science tells us about the world and our Catholic faith.   Intermittent blogs and adult education classes to achieve this end (see http://rationalcatholic.blogspot.com/   and http://home.ptd.net/~rkurland)

Extraordinary Minister of Communion volunteer to federal prison and hospital; lector, EOMC.
Sometime player of bass clarinet, alto clarinet, clarinet, bass, tenor bowed psaltery for parish instrumental group and local folk group.

And, finally, my motivation:
“It is also necessary—may God grant it!—that in providing others with books to read I myself should make progress, and that in trying to answer their questions I myself should find what I am seeking.
Therefore at the command of God our Lord and with his help, I have undertaken not so much to discourse with authority on matters known to me as to know them better by discoursing devoutly of them.”
St. Augustine of Hippo, The Trinity I,8.