A Lecture on the Harmony of the Spheres (notes)

The Harmony of God:  the salvific beauty of liturgy and music Fr. Anthony Perkins (Spiritually Speaking, 12/27/2015) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was […]

20110617 Politics, the Paranormal, and Imagining Vain Things

Listen to the Show20110617  OrthoAnalytika ShownotesLocal News (to include consumer news):A great new product that is changing the world (it has already changed my life):  CVS Poison Ivy Cleansing Scrub.  Technu was good – it kept it from spreading as much as it might have.  Drying lotions and cooling sprays are good, but really just […]

Segregation, Unity, and Music

OrthoAnalyika Shownotes: 08 November 2009 Note: be sure to subscribe to the podcast. Homily/Lesson (22nd Sunday after Pentecost) Preface: Division is killing us. Not just war. But the divisions within our hearts. Fort Hood: fruit of internal discord. Less visible with us, but still destroys those around us. Christ came to heal all divisions: both […]

A Funny Thing about Memory and Analysis of Change

When I was working for the government, I got to spend a lot of time researching why objective analysis was so difficult. I am out of that business now, but it is neat to see that problems of analysis are not confined to the world of international/comparative politics. Even simple parish priests get to see […]

Music and Science – missing the obvious point

My apologies if you were hoping to read more exciting thoughts on bureaucracy, elections, and tyranny, but I am going to take a few minutes to share some random thoughts on something more fundamental : music. There is much that could be said, but I want to focus for a moment on the questions of […]