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Maude's Tavern · 11M ago

On Baptism

As an infant, I did not choose my food. I ate the good food given and was healthy. An infant does not choose its name, body or basic personality. Rather, to be healthy one later consciously ...
Maude's Tavern · 1Y ago

Seeing Unexpected Events

Unexpected events are difficult to see, even after the event. Several years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, I was reading Professor Pundit and thought, “Wait a minute, though he’s one of ...
Maude's Tavern · 1Y ago

Six Extensive Essays

I’ll take as an introduction to all six articles (thanks to Sandro Magister for the links, and background)  by these distinguished Catholic lay persons, an admonition from Anna Silvas: What ...
Maude's Tavern · 2Y ago

Commitment, Continuity, and Conversation

The particular spirituality of the Appalachian Riders For Our Lady is based on our three foundational principles of commitment, continuity and conversation in addition to the general Catholi...
Maude's Tavern · 1Y ago

John 3:16-18

John 3:16-18 Revised Standard Version 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God sent the Son i...
Maude's Tavern · 1Y ago


Silence is a beautiful movie. As with all good art, it presents truth that can not be summarized in a few propositional statements. Seemed to me to move quickly though it is almost 3 hours l...
Maude's Tavern · 1Y ago

O Come

O antiphons and then Adeste Fidelis O Sapientia Latin: O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum n...
Maude's Tavern · 1Y ago


Newt Gingrich’s talk at the Heritage Foundation, 13 Dec 2016:
Maude's Tavern · 1Y ago

Ben Carson: His Own Words

A few Carson comments We the people—not government—should take care of indigent: Q: How do you reconcile the traditional Christian value of “caring for the least of these,” and the GOP stanc...
Maude's Tavern · 1Y ago

Too Busy to Read

[Dear, “Bill”] The problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your men’s experience), i.e. the hard way. By reading, you learn through others’ experiences, ge...