Saturday, March 22, 2008

Before the Printing Press

Dr. Richard Nokes, professor of medieval literature at Troy University, makes some points on the state of education, religion, and functional literacy prior the advent of the printing press and the various modern myths that folks (particularly college students) love to believe. Would modern education (to the non-wealthy, non-clergy), widespread, functional literacy, or even Protestantism as we know it today have been possible without the printing press?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Holy Week in San Antonio

Well, part of it, at least. We actually just got back from San Antonio with my in-laws. The trip was short, but awesome. Among the many places we visited was the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower, staffed by the Discalced Carmelite Friars, as well as the missions. We also sought out a couple of Painted Churches on the way there. Texas is cool!

Now, we observe the sacred Triduum going into Easter.


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