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A La Carte (2/13)

Love is in the Details
Rev. Kev. points to an interesting blog at First Things. “In a age where romantic love equals sex and sentimentality, and on the eve of the eve of Valentine’s Day, I found the article’s depiction of marital love to be quite moving, in spite of (or is it because of?) the earthiness of the subject matter.”
A Review of The Shack
This one is short and just plain funny.
Indulgences Return
This piece at the NY Times has generated a lot of buzz. I believe indulgences have been available all along, even if they haven’t been publicized. “The announcement in church bulletins and on Web sites has been greeted with enthusiasm by some and wariness by others. But mainly, it has gone over the heads of a vast generation of Roman Catholics who have no idea what it means: “Bishop Announces Plenary Indulgences.””
Saying Goodbye to Facebook
Newsweek: “I was so addicted to my imaginary playgroup, I put the Facebook application on my BlackBerry. That way I could know immediately when some kid who used to pick on me in elementary school was reaching out across the years to remind me that I still had cooties.”