Daily Archives: 19 June 2006

Who sings well prays twice… NOT!

We had a look at the phrase "In necessitatibus unitas…", etc. often but falsely attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo.  Someone asked about another famous phrase attributed to the Bishop of Hippo, "He who sings, prays twice".  Augustine didn’t write … Continue reading

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A different SecState rumor

I am still of the mind that the choice for the Secretary of State will be His Eminence Tarcisio Card. Bertone.  However, for the sake of being complete, I heard another interesting thing today naming His Eminence Agostino Card. Vallini, … Continue reading

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A review: chalices and dew

Why have I posted entries about "dew" in the writings of the Fathers of the Church?
There are many disputed points in the new draft translation the USCCB has now approved and is sending (with suggested adaptations and emendations) back to … Continue reading

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The Thunderer: Jerome

Good comments came from the entry about St. Jerome’s dim view of St. Ambrose, whom he likened to a croaking black raven and an upstart.  Among them was a reminder from fellow patristiblogger and charter member of NAPALM Mike Aquilina … Continue reading

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