Quick Hits: Halloween, Hildegard, and Hugo Chavez
A few of the most interesting articles I’ve read online in recent weeks:
- Every year we get a spate of articles debating the Christian or pagan origins of Halloween, and this year Catholic World Report offers one of the most detailed I’ve read.
- Also at CWR: The musical legacy of Doctor of the Church St. Hildegard of Bingen.
- A young friar at Dominicana analyzes a Marian motet by Josquin des Prez.
- Some much-needed spiritual counsel in a politicized age: St. Benedict on avoiding the “zeal of bitterness”.
- What did Jesus mean by his words to Mary at Cana?
- Gene Epstein takes on the highly influential and overrated economist Joseph Stiglitz, who has endorsed multiple totalitarian regimes including that of Hugo Chavez.
- Helen Andrews offers a revisionist take on Bartolome de las Casas.
- The Atlantic reports that a surprising percent of Americans of all ages and ethnicities dislike political correctness.
- Young Catholic minds on college campuses all over the U.S. are being formed by the Thomistic Institute’s lectures.
- Fr. Dwight Longenecker criticizes the habit of treating the parish like a commodity.
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