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Aaron Linderman
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Happy Solemnity of the Ascension (sort of)!
Thursday was the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. But in most of the United States it is celebrated today. Ever wonder who gets to decide if it moves? No, it's not the bishop. It's actually the archbishop, so that an entire ecclesiastical provinc...
Thursday was the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. But in most of the United States it is celebrated today. Ever wonder who gets to decide if it moves? No, it's not the bishop. It's actually the archbishop, so that an e...
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Fairyland amid the Factories
I’ve recently taken to reading my son poems each night. Among our recent reads were Chesterton’s “Song of the Children” and the poem below, “Modern Elfland.” I found it particularly interesting because Chesterton is often assumed – among other things, bec...
I’ve recently taken to reading my son poems each night. Among our recent reads were Chesterton’s “Song of the Children” and the poem below, “Modern Elfland.” I found it particularly interesting because Chesterton is often ass...
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Chesterton for Good Friday
The Song of the Children by G. K. Chesterton The World is ours till sunset, Holly and fire and snow; And the name of our dead brother Who loved us long ago. The grown folk mighty and cunning, They write his name in gold; But we can tell a little Of the mill...
The Song of the Children by G. K. Chesterton The World is ours till sunset, Holly and fire and snow; And the name of our dead brother Who loved us long ago. The grown folk mighty and cunning, They write his name in...
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The Rights and Responsibilities of Generations
Communitarianism never really took off as a political movement, but its emphasis on both rights and responsibilities broadly accords with the flavor of Catholic social teaching . With that in mind, and inspired by the consciously inter-generational charism...
Communitarianism never really took off as a political movement, but its emphasis on both rights and responsibilities broadly accords with the flavor of Catholic social teaching. With that in mind, and inspired by the consciou...
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The Christmas Mystery, as told by The Friendly Beasts
Although I have been known to criticize, in passing, the over-emphasis on carols at Christmas , today I'd like to draw attention to a worthy carol and some aspects of its lyrics. The song is "The Friendly Beasts," known by many people from recent recording...
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A Note from Myself
A couple weeks ago my wife and I visited my family in Arizona. Among other things, we went to mass with them on Sunday, the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. Also, I cleaned out some old school notebooks and things while I was there. Scrib...
A couple weeks ago my wife and I visited my family in Arizona. Among other things, we went to mass with them on Sunday, the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. Also, I cleaned out some old school notebooks and th...
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The Davidic Origins of "The Last Shall Be First"
Jesus was a rabbi.  We sometimes forget the very Jewish nature of his ministry and teaching.  I was recently struck by this reality while reading the Book of Samuel. When David and his band were away, Amalekites raided the city of Ziklag, carrying off the ...
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Boat Race Day!
Saturday 11 April 2015 is The Boat Race , the annual competition between Oxford and Cambridge on the Thames.  In the world of rowing, not to mention Oxbridge rivalry, it is as big as the Olympics.  And after last year's drubbing by Oxford, Cambridge has som...
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King David Chooses the Unlikely - and God Does Too
In the Book of Samuel, David, the anointed king of Israel, becomes a fugitive when Saul, the king from whom God removed His favor, tries to kill David. We are told that David "was joined by all those in difficulties or in debt, or embittered, and became th...
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Spare Our Lives and Grant Us Patience
Simply reading the news reminds me of the urgent need to pray for Christians in the Middle East. The Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Iraq, His Beatitude Louis Raphael Sako , has asked Christians around the world to pray the following: Lord, the plight of ou...
Simply reading the news reminds me of the urgent need to pray for Christians in the Middle East. The Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Iraq, His Beatitude Louis Raphael Sako, has asked Christians around the world to pray the fol...
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A couple weeks ago my wife and I visited my family in Arizona. Among other things, we went to mass with them on Sunday, the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. Also, I cleaned out some old school notebooks and th...
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The current favorite illustrator in our house.
Tibor Gergely (1900–1978) was a Hungarian American artist best known for his illustration of popular children's picture books. Born in Budapest in 1900, he studied art briefly in Vienna before emigrating to the United States in 1939, where he settled in New York City.
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  • Texas A&M University
    Florence & Bookman Peters Fellow, 2008 - 2012
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ARMS: Argent a linden tree eradicated Proper; on a chief quarterly Purpure and Gules a cross Argent surmounted with a crescent Or.

CREST: Upon a helm mantled Vert doubled Argent, upon a wreath of these colors, this crest: between wings displayed Argent and Vert a demi-sun Or.

MOTTO: "Redemption!"

SUPPORTERS: Griffins Proper, gorged with a chain Or pendant therefrom an escallop of St. James Proper.

BADGE (primary): Linden tree eradicated Proper.

STANDARD: The chief in hoist, the fly per fess Argent and Vert charged with the crest between two representations of the Badge separated by two bends Or bearing the motto.
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Helped excavate an archaeological site, worked on a private investigation of a cold case murder, and designed a beret flash for some US Army paratroopers.
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    2012
  • University of Dallas
    2006
  • Institute of World Politics
    2008
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A Note from Myself
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A couple weeks ago my wife and I visited my family in Arizona. Among other things, we went to mass with them on Sunday, the Feast of the Ded

Auden's "September 1, 1939"
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Earlier this year I discovered W. H. Auden's poem "September 1, 1939," thanks to an article in the Financial Times. The poem records Auden's

Seeing the Beatitudes Anew
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Recently I have been reading Matthew's Gospel and I was really struck by the Beatitudes, both for their forcefulness and their role in frami

The Shield of Faith - An Update
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Six years ago I wrote a post about St. Paul's admonition to the Ephesians to "hold faith as a shield, to quench all [the] flaming arrows of

Voices of Southern Dissent
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I currently reside in Virginia. I have a son who was born here. But I struggle with the state's Southern identity, an identity which, for ma

Toward a Theory of American Heraldry
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Readers of this blog will know that I am a strong proponent of heraldry, having proposed heraldic arms for the City of Charlottesville (see

St. Patrick's Day
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This year in honor of St. Patrick's Day, a few polkas. Most people would be surprised to learn that the Irish dance polkas, but it's true. I

Happy Feast of Sts. Cyril & Methodius!
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"We have many saints' days in the church calendar, but this one is dear to all those who teach and learn, because it is when we honor the Sl

Six Other Books That Will Save Civilization
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Thanks to Aaron for suggesting this topic. Before I discuss the six books I have chosen, I would like to make two preliminary remarks. First

MLK on the Treatment of Opponents
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Last week one of my bosses encouraged all of his subordinates to read Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" today. I would

Tradition & Historical Consciousness: A Few Random Observations: Par...
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The question now becomes: Is it possible to revive a tradition and build something of lasting value while avoiding anachronism? If so, how?

Tradition & Historical Consciousness: A Few Random Observations: Par...
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Dear reader: I apologize in advance for the disjointed, rambling nature of my next two posts, but my vanity tells me that they are interesti

Hebraic Repetition in the Canticle of Zechariah
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The Canticle of Zechariah is one of the standard liturgical texts prayed by Catholic clergy and religious, and many lay people, each day. It

A New Virginia State Flag
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Regular readers will know that I have proposed new arms for both the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County in Virginia. Today I would

C. S. Lewis on Christian Views of Non-Christians
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Here is another passage from Mere Christianity, this time from the chapter "The Rival Conceptions of God." I have been asked to tell you wha

C. S. Lewis on the Cosmic War
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Having already shared passages from Lewis' Mere Christianity on the complexity of religion and on views of non-Christians, I would now like

13 P.G. Wodehouse Quotes Guaranteed To Make Your Day Better
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Pelham Grenville Wodehouse is, many say , the greatest comic author ever. Subjective, sure, but it's undeniable that the guy wrote some deli

Nicolás Gómez Dávila
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What the reactionary says never interests anybody. Neither at the time he says it, because it seems absurd, nor after a few years, because i

Miss Manners on Dating
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There are three possible parts of a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food and affection. ...It is customary to be

I had a billing issue while staying here, but even apart from that, it's a mediocre hotel with a hefty price tag. My hotel room was fine, but nothing to get excited about. The low-flow toilet required two or three flushes to work. The nightstand had a gash in it, like someone had dropped it. One table had a short leg and rocked. The front desk wrote down the wrong internet access code so I had to call tech support to get the right one. I can live with any of that, but given how much the hotel charges, I'd expect more attention to detail. I traveled alone for business and booked my stay through the government employees travel website. The hotel's $30/night "resort fee" does not appear there. When I asked to have it removed I was told that it was not optional and is mentioned on the hotel's website. No one seemed to care that I had not booked through the hotel's website. Such hidden fees are dishonest and, given that one pays a high price for the room, not to mention parking, food, and taxes, it felt like salt on an open wound. I'll be telling my friends and colleagues to stay elsewhere. ***In response to Hilton's comment below, I called the hotel. After being mis-directed to billing, which gave me the party line, I reached a manager on a follow-up call. The resort fee was eventually dropped. I was thankful for the resolution, though wish there would have been greater clarity when I booked.***
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
This church is fantastic! The priests - members of the Dominican order - are superb in their knowledge of Scripture, insight into the spiritual life, and eloquence of preaching. The liturgy is beautifully celebrated according to the norms of the Catholic Church, including Gregorian chant at some of the masses. My family has benefited tremendously from the relationships we have formed here, particularly, in my wife's case, through the Charlottesville Catholic Moms. The parish is actively engaged in campus ministry but also includes many young families. Its various outreach projects include local charities as well as support to a parish in Haiti.
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reviewed a year ago
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The technician came out to our home to change a windshield. Scheduling was very easy, he was on time, he explained the process, and was very friendly and professional. And he vacuumed the car when he was done. We'd highly recommend Safelite.
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