Monthly Archives: May 2007

Counter the annual idiocy with reverence

There is a good and thoughtful post over at The Recovering Dissident Catholic about attire in church. 
Some background.  There is an especially irksome group called the Rainbow Sash Movement who put on sashes to protest the Church’s teaching on … Continue reading

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20 May: St. Aurea of Ostia

Today is the feast of St. Aurea of Ostia, a martyr from the 2nd century about whom we know nothing.  St. Aurea figures in the ongoing story of St. Augustine of Hippo and his mother St. Monnica.
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FISH!

ALERT: I have zeroed in on a restaurant specializing in fish which, amazingly, I have not been to yet.  More amazingly, it is not far from where I live.
Aimeh!  Too little time….
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PODCAzT 30: Augustine on Peter and John; singing a Tridentine Requiem; St. Peter Celestine V

This time we hear St. Augustine of Hippo’s tr. 124 on the Gospel of John, in which he explores what Christ meant when He told Peter to follow Him but told John that He would have to stay until He … Continue reading

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News coverage of Motu Proprio and letter to Chinese Catholics

There is an AP article which a friend tipped me to in the Chicago Tribune.  The usual cliches pepper this piece  (my emphases):
Pope plans to revive old-style Latin mass        By Nicole WinfieldAssociated Press
May 19, 2007
VATICAN CITY — A Vatican … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 29: Leo’s mind blowing Ascension sermon; angels

In this PODCAzT we hear St. Leo’s (+461) second sermon on the Ascension, s. 74.  This is an amazing piece of work.  Also, I talk about angels and how there is an angelic battle being waged for your soul.

 
 
 

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Tagged for a meme

I have been tagged for a meme by Argent. 
In no way to I think this is exhaustive.  It is just what quickly came to mind.  I spent a summer doing nothing but reading 19th c. English novels.  You could … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 28: Augustine on the Ascension; Card. Castrillion on the Motu Proprio

In this PODCAzT we delved into s. 263A of St. Augustine of Hippo (+430) which is about the Lord’s Ascension.  I also dig into uniting our sufferings to the Lord, especially in Holy Mass.  Finally I talk about Card. Castrillion … Continue reading

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Card. Castrillon (Ecclesia Dei) to CELAM: the time has come

His Eminence Darío Card. Castrillón Hoyos delivered an address at the meeting of CELAM in Brazil.  
Here are some of the good bits.  My emphases.  The less than smooth translation is not mine.  I have fixed it in a couple … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 27: Leo on the Ascension; a Collect; feedback

Today, the Vigil of Ascension, this PODCAzT brings to you a selection of St. Leo the Great’s (+461) sermon s. 73 on the Ascension.  Whassup with transfering Ascension Thursday to Sunday?  I talk about the Collect for the Ascension Mass … Continue reading

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Bp. Betori on the new enemies of Christianity

Clearly the Pope is back in Italy and back at work.
There is a great report on ANSA and SIR today about a sermon delivered by H.E. Giuseppe Betori, secretary of the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI).  He was in Gubbio for … Continue reading

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Electronically delivered Catholicism ramblings

At BetNet there is a post about the iRosary, ostensibly using an iPod or other mp3 player for your recitation/audition of the Rosary. 

iRosary uses the advantages of the iPod to make the rosary more attractive and flexible for younger … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: CATALAN

Years ago when people were suggesting St. Isidore of Seville (+636) as the patron saint of the internet, I was asked to write a prayer people could recite before using the internet.  I wrote the prayer in Latin and submitted … Continue reading

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Throwing the strawmen

Today is the Ides of May.  In ancient Rome it was a today for ancient Roman priests and officials to throw the argei into the Tiber of the Sublician bridge, and important wooden structure under care of pontifices. 
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The Pope’s airplane comments and the left’s obsession

The slithery Marco Politi of La Repubblica has been saying for months that the Holy Father has been committing public gaffs, as in his comments at Regensburg when he angered Muslims.  Now Politi is fixated on the Pope’s remarks on … Continue reading

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FLASHBACK: 1988 – Ratzinger on the Lefebvre “schism”

I tip my biretta to Pontifications    o{]:¬)   for reminding me about a speech Joseph Card. Ratzinger gave in Chile in 1988 just days after the late Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre illicitly consecrated bishops in an act many think was schismatic. 
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A trip to China for Pope Benedict?

Today in Adnkronos we read the following surprising report:

As Adnkronos has learned in the environs of the Vatican, the Secretariate of State is supposed to have received from the Chinese organizers of a large art exhibt "Leonardo da Vinci … Continue reading

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Motu Proprio news in The Times

A kind WDTPRSer sent me a link to a story in the The Times about the Motu Proprio.
An article by Ruth Gledhill mentions the resistence coming from German bishops to the MP.  She claims that the Pope will not be … Continue reading

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History in stone

If you have a command of Latin, and you pay attention while walking around Rome, you can find some interesting things. 
Here is an inscription on the facade of Santa Maria sopra Minerva. 
Here is the transcription:
                                 ORUM ORDINIS             PRAED· … Continue reading

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Where are you?

Here are some of the places where recent readers are (I cut out the repeats). 
New Bern, North Carolina Anonymous Proxy São Paulo, São PauloWinnipeg, Manitoba Modesto, California Seattle, Washington Eschborn, Hessen Tucson, Arizona North Reading, Massachu… Mount Prospect, Illinois … Continue reading

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