Monthly Archives: June 2006

Art Bell to convert? Obvious!

I understand from Amy Welborn’s über-blog that Art Bell dediced he wants to convert.  He married a woman from the Philippines. It makes perfect sense!  Not only should all people become Catholic, it will now be far easier to score … Continue reading

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Paulinus on dew: “The drops of our darkness”

Today is the feast of St. Paulinus of Nola (+431).  Could you go through this day without knowing what this great poet and letter writer (the ancient verison of a patristiblogger) said about "dew".  Of course not!! In ep. 23,33 … Continue reading

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“What does it even mean?”

Thanks to Amy Welborn for the following… at least I think, thanks.  Not sure, really.  I was more than a little irritated when I first read this, but I am over it now.  In the The Floridian there is a … Continue reading

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“….just a little bit looonggerrrr…”

Ohhh won’t you stayyy… just a little bit looonggerrrrrrPlease please stayyyyyyy….. CARDINAL BERTONE WILL BE NEW SECRETARY OF STATE   VATICAN CITY, JUN 22, 2006 (VIS) – The Holy Father, in accordance with Canon 354 of the Code of Canon … Continue reading

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WMD found in Iraq: story buried and spun

Why did the WaPo bury this on page A 10??? Lawmakers Cite Weapons Found in Iraq Thursday, June 22, 2006; Page A10 Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.), chairman of the House intelligence committee, and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) told reporters yesterday … Continue reading

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The “conquered” sun: more pointed comments

Friends who come to Rome and request tours from me know that I am interested in obelisks and, what’s more, I expect them to be also. These pointed monuments are fascinating. Yesterday I posted about catching the shadow cast by … Continue reading

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Paul VI: Nourished by the dewing

Frequent WDTPRS contributor Andrew posted a gem, on dew, as a comment to another thread in this blog: Here it is (emphasis mine): Interesting how Latin uses the concept of dew in various forms. In addition to “Ros, Roris” (dew) … Continue reading

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Dew and the Holy Ghost

"Would that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this … Continue reading

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Sol invictus? Not today!

Today is the summer solstice. This is the longest day of the year. And so it is that I made my way in the frying-pan heat to the Piazza of St. Peter’s Basilica for the one day of the year … Continue reading

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“A pledge of eternal life”: Augustine on “dew”

I am sure you are really scratching your head about what “dew” could possibly mean in the Second Eucharistic Prayer:  “Hæc ergo dona, quæsumus, Spiritus tui rore sanctifica, ut nobis Corpus et Sanguis fiant Domini nostri Iesu Christi… literally… Therefore, … Continue reading

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Newman, hard words, and dew

I have been reading a wide circle and a narrow about the issue of "dew" and "precious chalice" and all these words which some people think are too hard for us dopes to grasp.  My peregrinations brought me today to … Continue reading

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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 … 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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