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Non nobis, non nobis, Domine
Sed nomini tuo da gloriam.

Not to us, not to us, o Lord,
But to your name give glory.

HT: Creative Minority Report
POSTED BY on 11:06 PM under
Reader Matthew sent in the following:
Found these homilies by Fr. Robert Barron and saw you only have a few talks by him.
For the initiated, that's enough. For the uninitiated, Fr. Robert Barron is one of the best things going in American Catholicism right now. He's witty, he's plugged into pop culture (but not in a lame "who let the dogs out, right? Right?!?" kind of way), he's smart as all get out, he's wonderfully articulate and he's happily orthodox. He has a weekly podcast that consists of his sermon for the week: the Word on Fire podcast (subscribe NOW!). He's working on an unprecedented documentary called The Catholicism Project. He's a darling of the Catholic blogosphere. Finally, he has done a number of very good YouTube videos. Here's an example of one he did for Avatar (* SPOILER ALERT * SPOILER ALERT *):

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There is something uniquely human about physical interpersonal interaction, and something distinctly not-authentically-human about strictly virtual relationships. Or so is my opinion. It is also my opinion that the Church would agree, which is why She does not allow confession over the phone or a televised mass to satisfy your Sunday obligation.

In any case, this long-held (and largely unsubstantiated in a folksy kind of way) view of mine made me very interested in a submission by Reader Leo. Leo is a fan of the Institute for the Psychological Sciences' lecture series, and he'd like to share them with the rest of us. These are Catholics who actually *know* what they're talking about and they're discussing our relationships with new technology. Check it thou out!

Lecture # 1

Hiding Behind the Screen: The Philosophy of Virtual Reality
Roger Scruton, Ph.D.
October 31, 2008

Get the rest here.
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Reader Cindy writes in:
Here's a talk about spiritual warfare with a prayer of exorcism at the end of the audio. Here's the description of the audio from the website:
A very powerful talk all Catholics should hear! The speaker is exorcist priest Fr. Clement Machado and the topic is on Spritual Warfare. In this eye-opening speech Fr. Machado talks at length about how the battle between Heaven and Hell is raging on around us, and how Satan is winning in our country right now. Between the genocide of the unborn, and the election of Barack Obama, we have grown weak and need to rise up as prayer warriors, trusting in the powerful name of Jesus, our Blessed Mother, and St Michael. This talk was given on November 22, 2008 in Chicago Heights. Fr Machado is a true warrior for Heaven who isn't afraid to speak the truth. The talk concludes with a very powerful prayer of exorcism and healing.

Thanks again for your website!
I haven't had a chance to listen -- if you get to it before me, please leave a comment in the combox and let the rest of us know what you think!

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