Monthly Archives: August 2006

Some (negative) news on the Lefebvrite front

My friend John Thavis in Rome has a CNS story entitled: Lefebvrite bishop says no progress on reconciliation with Vatican. Click here for the whole thing.  My emphasis.
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"I think probably the pope would like things to … Continue reading

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Into the black depths, again

Time for another security upate for WordPress.  [deep breath…]

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St. Mena, bishop

Fascinating saints re found each day commemorated in the Roman Martyrology. In addition to the better known members of heaven’s choir, are somewhat obscure (for our times at least) but interesting people who – remember – are still part … Continue reading

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For Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig of FNC

You have all heard that Fox News reporter Steve Centanni and his cameraman Olaf Wiig was abducted in Gaza by a militant group.  I know Mr. Centanni from the time of "Papal April" in 2005 when many of the major … Continue reading

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Bartholomew in the Lateran: flay, pray and obey

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Ambrose on Nathanael/Bartholomew

St. Ambrose has something to say about St. Bartholomew as well.  In his work De Isaac vel anima 8.73 he makes use of the Canticle of Canticles and brings in Nathaniel with his fig tree.  Remember, Nathaniel and Bartholomew are … Continue reading

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24 Aug: Bartholomew, Apostle

I have an affection for today’s saint not only for the way in which he died (a way of being treated familiar to many priests of more traditional leaning) but also because my first ecclesiastical office was as rector of … Continue reading

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Gregory the Great on today’s Gospel

St. Pope Gregory I, "the Great", has a word for us about the Gospel passage for today’s Mass (Forty Gospel Homilies, 19,5 – PL 76:1157; CS 123:82 (Homily 11):
But what follows after this is dreadful.  For many are called, but … Continue reading

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Chrysostom on today’s Gospel reading

St. John Chrysostom has something to say about the Gospel reading for today’s Mass.  This is from s. 63.2 on the Gospel of Matthew (PG 58:605):
When the disciples were upset, he said, "With men this is impossible, but with God … Continue reading

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Augustine on the rich young man, today’s Gospel

St. Augustine has something to say about today’s Gospel reading from Matthew on the rich young man (s. 84.1 in PL 38:519)
The Lord said to a certain young man, “If you would enter life, keep the commandments.”  He did not … Continue reading

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