Daily Archives: 23 January 2007


I was tagged for a meme on 5 Random Things About Myself.
Here goes:

I despise Retsina
I touched the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
I am listening to an audio book by Ernest Hemingway on my mp3 player when I am walking these … Continue reading

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Rosaries for Rangers

There is a little project going on to get rosaries to the troops. Here is the story (with my emphasis):
Ranger rosaries in short supply for U.S. soldiersBy George P. Matysek Jr.11/28/2006
The Catholic Review
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (The Catholic Review) – … Continue reading

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New book from Card. Kasper’s office

I was at the presentation of a book today prepared by the Pont. Council for Promoting Christian Unity headed up by His Eminence Walter Card. Kasper. The book was presented as a manual of suggestions and projects for "Spiritual Ecumenism".  … Continue reading

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23 Jan: Emerentiana, virgin martyr, bosom friend of Agnes

St. Emerentiana has a rather thin entry in the 2005 Roman Martyrology:
2. Romae via Nomentana in coemeterio Maiore, sanctae Emerentianae, martyris.

There is a rather "hagiographical" account of Emerentiana.  According to the story, Emerentiana’s mother was the nanny of St. Agnes, … Continue reading

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Tridentine Battle Hymn Resurrected

UPDATE: Please note that the text of the hymn has been revised, yet again.  Click HERE.
I have had a little correspondence with the author of the "Battle Hymn of the Tridentine Mass" I published earlier. It was sent to me … Continue reading

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