Saturday, February 16, 2013

Podcasts and other stuff below the fold

NewBooks in History reviews a new book about the 14 million Germans forcibly deplaced after WWII...


Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The by Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente

no, not the biblical ones: This is an old classic about an Argentine family before WWI

Book of Divine Consolation of the Blessed Angela of Foligno, The by Angela of Foligno, Blessed
Sounds impressive enough to put you to sleep. Reminds me of the quip by (Catholic publisher) Frank Sheed, when asked how to define a saint, answered: An Italian virgin.

Captives of the Flame by Delany, Samuel R.
Sci fi classic

My Lady Ludlow by Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn
19th century novelist who wrote about England

Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, An (Dramatic Reading) by Alcott, Louisa May
Alcott is too sweet for my tastes: however, considering that she had an abusive father and nursed in the Civil war, I guess she was writing what she wanted things to be, not things she actually saw.

Full List of Alcott's audiobooks HERE.


Instapundit links to an article on why the Left is down on Downton abby.
Well aside from the fact that the family who actually lived at the house were a lot more risque than those in the film (Howard Carter and family), the left will be pleased that an attempted homosexual rape in the third season is covered up by the master of the house, who even orders a third staffmember who witnessed it to stay quiet about it, since "no harm done"...


Update: Did the pope get the shaft for trying to clean up the Vatican Bank?
Evidence suggests the outgoing pope sought to shed light on the dark Vatican books, but that effort yielded even more controversy.
 But, like the pedophile scandal that he fought to stop, he is getting blamed by many in the press for the scandals that he is actually trying to root them out.

best comment:
Didn't they show Benedict Godfather III BEFORE accepting the job?


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