Happy Thursday/Halloween/Reformation Day/All Hallow’s Eve!
As junior fellow Sandra Laguerta would like to remind you, tomorrow is a holy day of obligation for Catholics ( get ready ):
Tomorrow is the Solemnity of All Saints. It is also a Friday. #DeoGratias for Code 1251 of the Code of Canon Law. Happy feast(ing)!— Sandra Laguerta (@SandraLaguerta) October 31, 2013
On the Square today, R.R. Reno summarizes Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ Erasmus lecture, “On Creative Minorities.” There’s a video of the talk over there, too, and the lecture itself will be published in First Things proper sometime in the future. And Pete Spiliakos says that for everything there is a time . . . and now is the time . . . for health care .
Other junior fellow recommendations: Tristyn K. Bloom recommends Chekhov’s “The Black Monk.” J. David Nolan does not believe in spooky stories, so he recommends The Hound of the Baskervilles , since “they solve the spookiness at the end.”
Sandra Laguerta, in honor of Reformation Day, told me “the 95 Theses,” and then she hid behind her desk because the ghost of Martin Luther appeared and threw an inkwell at her (at least . . . that’s my story . . . whatever she tells you, the inkwell did not come from me ). (Her actual recommendation is The Turn of the Screw .)