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Joseph Haydn’s Die Schöpfung (“The Creation”) Performed by Lisa Milne, Lucy Crowe, Werner Güra, Matthew Rose, Jonathan Beyer, The Netherlands Radio Choir & The Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Directed by John Nelson

“A famous oratorio at a famous location: … the Grote Kerk in Naarden. The Grote Kerk or Great Church is one of the oldest and most famous churches in The Netherlands.”

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“Modern Has Been Out”

So says Beyer Studio artist and president (whose work is pictured above) of “anything that smacks of the ’50, ’60s, ’70s,” Joseph Pronechen at National Catholic Register reports — Windows Into the Heavenly Realm: The New Renaissance of Stained Glass. … Continue reading

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Centuries Before Today’s Zairean Use Liturgy

“What inculturation actually must respect most of all, is a culture’s own Catholic tradition,” writes Claudio Salvucci, author of The Roman Rite in the Algonquian and Iroquoian Missions, offering “fascinating tidbits of information [that] give a tantalizing glimpse into how … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Attack on the Rosary

Zelda Caldwell at Catholic News Agency reports — ‘The Atlantic’ publishes article on the rosary as symbol of far-right, violent extremism. “Yes, the Rosary absolutely is an extremist symbol and a weapon,” agrees and amplifies Eric Sammans at Crisis Magazine … Continue reading

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Schrödinger’s Actress Should Be a Wake Up Call

“Reports of Anne Heche’s death rolled out in waves — from Friday morning through Sunday evening, depending on the media outlet — prompting some in the news industry to reexamine their nuanced definition of the word ‘dead’ and in some … Continue reading

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Murder in the I.C.U.

“Nurses who witnessed ‘brutal’ hospital COVID-19 treatment protocols kill patients paint a bleak picture of what is taking place in state and federally funded health care systems,” Matt McGregor at The Epoch Times reports — Nurses Who Left the Health … Continue reading

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American Political Prisoner Speaks

“I’ve noticed activity in the prison that makes me fearful for my own safety,’ said the foundress of America’s Frontline Doctors” in “a short statement from federal prison where she is serving a 60-day jail term for a misdemeanor count … Continue reading

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Ukrainian War Crimes

An American mercenary is quoted as saying that “it’s very difficult to teach the locals, ‘You have to treat these Russian prisoners of war ethically,’” we read in the 54th paragraph of this 55-paragraph NextShark article — ‘Things are very, … Continue reading

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Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat in D Major Zsuzsi Tòth, Caroline Weynants, Kristen Witmer, Stefanie True, Victoria Cassano, Rachel Ambrose Evans, Daniel Elgersma, Jan Kullman, David Van Laar, Robert Buckland, Philippe Froeliger, David Lee, Geoffroy Buffière, Sabastian Myrus, Lionel Menuier & Vox Luminis, Directed by Lionel Menuier

Today’s Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary reading.

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Virgin of Quito, a.k.a. Virgin of the Apocalypse

The remarkable piece of public religious art first came to my attention with the end credits of the otherwise mediocre Proof of Life (2000) (see Exploring Ecuador – The Virgin of Quito and Proof of Life), posted here to counter … Continue reading

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