Thursday, November 11, 2004

Tallis in Santa Barbara
Laudate pueri Dominum,
laudate nomen Domini.
Sit nomen Domini benedictum,
ex hoc nunc, et usque in saeculum.
The Tallis Scholars are coming to Santa Barbara next month for a Christmas concert. I bought my ticket today!

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

You would have murdered Beethoven

Maurice Baring once told this story:
One doctor said to another doctor, "About the termination of a pregnancy, I want your opinion. The father has syphilis. The mother has tuberculosis. Of the four children born, the first was blind, the second died, the third was deaf and dumb, the fourth also has tuberculosis. What would you have done?"

"I would have ended the pregnancy," the other doctor replied.

"Then you would have murdered Beethoven."
Baring is also known for this:
In Mozart and Salieri we see the contrast between the genius which does what it must and the talent which does what it can.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Questions about Natural Family Planning methods

NFP - Myths and Reality

USCCB office of Pro-life Activities responds to ten myths surrounding Natural Family Planning. Although I have heard more myths abound, this is a good start. I can't speak to what engaged couples are actually told about NFP during marriage preparation throughout the country. I'd like to think that they're given solid, factual information and simple instruction, but, unfortunately, I'm not always so sure!


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