Wise Blood, the movie

I was idly tapping search terms into the Interweb and, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but this recent addition to the Criterion Collection:

Not only have I not seen this film, I’ve not heard of it. Anyone?

The Flight into Egypt

Advent Meditation: Gaudete Sunday edition

Make no mistake: God is not mocked, for a person will reap only what he sows.

The one who sows for his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows for the spirit will reap eternal life from the spirit.
Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up.
— Galatians 6:7-9

Advent Meditation: Expectancy

“The truly expectant person keeps company with his expectancy every day. It arises earlier in the morning than he himself, is up and about sooner, goes to bed later in the evening than he does himself; the inner being, to whom expectancy belongs, does not need as much sleep as the outer being. His concern is the same every day, because his innermost life is equally important to him at every moment. Yet he does not consume his soul in impatience, but in patience he offers his expectancy; in patience he sacrifices it by submitting it to God.”

— Søren Kierkegaard, “Patience in Expectancy”.

Two riders were approaching

Bad Catholics, like those here assembled, ought to listen to the words of good priests, especially when those words are about Bob Dylan. Let us listen attentively:

Advent Meditation: Thanksgiving Edition

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

James 5:7-8

Toward Sustainable Coal Mining

What will they think of next?

Korrektiv Public Library

Starting today, the Korrektiv Public Library will be tucking the following bookmark into the pages of every book we loan (click to enlarge, presumably):

* We owe thanks to Marc Drogin’s fine book Anathema! Medieval Scribes and the History of Book Curses for the precise wording of this policy.

Happy Feast Day

Five Devotions

My devotions are not as worldly as Rufus’, but I make up for that in other ways.

(1) Mass
(2) Lectio Divina
(3) Angelus
(4) Compressed Rosary (Our Father, 3 Hail Mary’s, Glory Be)
(5) St. Augustine, St. Benedict, J.S. Bach

The other internet


Hell, yeah:

Percy and the Century of Merde

In French, friends, merde is a naughty word, but Walker Percy was not naughty in that respect.

Knight of Faith vs. Antichrist

To celebrate his birthday, Søren has beat the hell out of Friedrich. Happy birthday, Søren!

Walker Percy: The Documentary

Korrektiv Christmas Gift Suggestion

Consider a gift that says, “Winter won’t last forever”. You’ll be glad you did!

Korrektiv Christmas Gift Suggestion

Proposed site of next Korrektiv summit