In today’s episode, I sit down with Mark Rothermel, a friend, fellow St. Thomas parishioner, and former student from the Kino Catechetical Institute and ask him, “How Did You Get Here?”
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Avocado Green Bathroom
On the Revival of the Gaelic Language (not Welsh)
- Hoodwinked! is a great family movie that spoofs Akira Kurowsawa’s classic film Rashomon. It is well worth a watch.
Shakespeare and the Bible
- Psalm 46 (KJV)
- Wikipedia article on Psalm 46 that addresses Shakespeare’s alleged involvement: Psalm_46
- Further reading: Was Shakespeare One of the Translators of the King James Bible?
“A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!”
Withdraw, my lord; I’ll help you to a horse.
King RichardRichard III, Act-V, Scene-IV, Lines 7-13
Slave! I have set my life upon a cast,
And I will stand the hazard of the die.
I think there be six Richmonds in the field;
Dive have I Slain today instead of him.
A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!
17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.Psalm 33:17 King James Version (KJV)
- Here is a great resource for anyone wanting to learn the lost art of diagramming sentences.
- My favorite book on the subject of diagramming is Rex Barks.
World War II Clips
St. Ignatius Loyola: Enter his door, come out yours.
Whenever we wish to win someone over and engage him in the greater service of God our Lord, we should use the same strategy for good that the enemy employs to draw a good soul to evil. The enemy enters through the other’s door and comes out his own. He enters with the other, not by opposing his ways but by praising them. He acts familiarly with the soul, suggesting good and holy thoughts that bring peace to the good soul. Then, little by little, he tries to come out his own door, always portraying some error or illusion under the appearance of something good, but which will always be evil. So, we may lead others to good by praying or agreeing with them on a certain good point, leaving aside whatever else may be wrong. Thus after gaining his confidence, we shall meet with better success. In this sense we enter his door with him, but we come out our own.Letter of St. Ignatius Loyola to Fathers Broët and Salmerón
- Listen to the brilliant Mr. Brian Dragoo’s lecture on why Catholic liberal arts programs read pagan authors: What Has Zeus to Do with Jerusalem?
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To Mark Rothermel for being a fascinating guest.
To BPD for producing the show.
To my very generous in-laws for the use of their home once again.
The Last Word
Matthew 12:36 Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)
36 I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter;