Daily Archives: 24 June 2006

Of thieves and Nancy Pelosi

While I tip my biretta to Dominic Bettinelli, I do so with irritated amusement.  o{]:¬\ I am not irritated at Dominic, of course, but at Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The Rep from CA did something truly dopey on the floor … Continue reading

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24 June: St. John the Baptist

Today is the Feast of the one whom the Lord called the greatest man ever born of woman. COLLECT: Deus, qui beatum Ioannem Baptistam suscitasti, ut perfectam plebem Christo Domino praepararet, da populis tuis spiritalium gratiam gaudiorum, et omnium fidelium … Continue reading

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SNAILS and SOLFEGE: a St. John’s riff

If these little messages here seem to crawl at a snail’s pace, here in Rome today on the feast of St. John it is the custom to eat snails.  I will be looking snails for supper later in the evening, … Continue reading

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A rant, the Centurion, and frequent Communion

Have you ever kept a ratty old pair of jeans, or maybe a threadbare robe, maybe a pair of shoes that should have long gone to the dump simply because they are familiar?  "New and far more useful dish rags … Continue reading

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