No, not the one from Xena, Warrior Princess that I couldn’t put a picture of on a nice Catholic blog because she seems to have misplaced her wardrobe. Varia like “thisa and thata,” but more literary! Me write stuff!
1. Check out my quickie post, “Every Part of the Buffalo,” on the Register today, if only for the very nice picture of a buffalo.
2. Today in the mail, I got my copy of Our Sunday Visitor with my guest column “The Abortion Industry Is Blowing Smoke” in it. If you are a subscriber to OSV, you can read this essay here. If only for the very nice picture of me smiling with my teeth showing for once!
3. My industrious and talented brother, Joseph Prever, has an excellent piece about sacrifice and suffering up at Catholic Phoenix: “Deep Magic: The ‘Physics’ of Sacrifice.”
The fact that voluntary suffering is spiritually efficacious is no less than a spiritual law, in almost exactly the same sense that gravity is a physical law.
That is to say, it’s not a rule in the same sense that soccer has rules. It’sdescriptive rather than prescriptive. It is the way the world works. If we are surprised that the spiritual world should have rules, it is because we have forgotten that the spiritual world is no less real, no less objective, than the physical world. More so, if anything.
4. Even though I thought that Scent of a Woman was a big stinky stinkfest, others disagree — and draw out some social and political lessons from this stinky stinkfest of a stink movie. Check out this blog, Noman Says, if your blood needs some angrying up!
Well, I thought I might come up with seven quick takes, but I didn’t, so you’ll have to settle for four tangentially self-promoting links.
Bye, happy weekend, and remember not to eat that leftover corned beef until tomorrow.