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Marlowe’s Faustus: Chorus, Soliloquies and Film Noir

“Doctor Faustus…” starts with a 194-word soliloquy. Sort of. It’s delivered by Chorus, named last in Marlowe’s “Dramatis Personae.” Ancient Greek tragedies had a chorus, acting like today’s narrators. Again, sort of. Aristotle said that chorus was a character, so … Continue reading

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COVID-19, Mass and Marriage: It’s Not All About Me

I’ll be discussing face masks and the COVID-19 pandemic, and why I’m not indignant that the Catholic Church hasn’t redefined the Mass or marriage. That second item is my response to Mass and marriage headlines. The items aren’t “news” in … Continue reading

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Another Saint, a Riot and Mark 7:15

Yesterday’s headlines oozed acrimony, animosity and anger. So do today’s. It could be worse. I could have been reading about a replay of Oxford’s St. Scholastica Day riot. I’ll get back to that. February 10th is the Memorial of Saint … Continue reading

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Joy and Shadow, Free Will and Something Silly

Advent started November 29, a couple Sundays back. It’s my faith’s Christmas warmup. I’ll get back to that. My culture’s Christmas begins after Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Our traditionally-frenzied holiday shopping season does, at any rate. This year’s liturgical Christmas … Continue reading

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