Monthly Archives: August 2007

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Book review: Bradshaw, L. A guide to the Celebration of Low Mass according to the traditional Roman Rite.

Sometime back I wrote that a new book had been published to.  It is by Lee Bradshaw, A guide to the Celebration of Low Mass according to the traditional Roman Rite. (Melbourne: Gavantus, 2007, pp.65).
A kind soul, probably Mr. Bradshaw, … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 44: St. Monica dies, Augustine weeps; Pope Benedict greets American seminarians

Today we hear from our frequent guest, St. Augustine of Hippo who speaks to us about the death of his mother, St. Monnica in 357 at Ostia, the port of Rome.  Augustine describes his mother’s life and death in Book … Continue reading

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St. Monica – avoided alcoholism

From Serge Lancel’s Augustine, the best biography I know of the great Bishop of Hippo (p. 8 ff – emphases mine):
Before devoting himself entirely to Mother Church, as he approached the age of forty, Augustine had had a concubine for … Continue reading

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Garum!

A biretta tip goes to Rogue Classicism   o{]:¬)  who alerted me to a yummy article in Business Standard about ancient garum, the fermented fish sauce which was the ketchup of the ancient world.
Ancient ketchup
DIET/ The Romans loved their fish sauce, … Continue reading

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27 August: St. Monica, widow – her tomb

This is the chapel in the church of St. Augustine in Rome (literally across the street from my back door) where the mortal remains of St. Monica (+387), the mother of Augustine of Hippo now rest. 
To the right is … Continue reading

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ALERT: Australia: Sunday 26 August: celebrations of the usus antiquior

Some new from Down Under: 

Archdiocese of Melbourne:
Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Throne will be celebrated in the traditional Latin rite (1962 Missal) by His Grace, Archbishop Denis Hart, at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne, on Saturday, 25 August, at 10.30am.
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“Vatican blocked reform of anti-Semitic prayer”: The Tablet

There is an interesting piece by Robert Mickens in the lefty The Tablet about the controversial Good Friday prayer for the Jews in its older form before the phrase pro perfideis Judaeis was removed.
Some of the points made here are … Continue reading

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The Tablet on the Archpb. of Glasgow’s harsh provisions for the older Mass

The lefty English Catholic tabloid The Tablet has an article in the 25 August issue.  It is about the reaction to the Archbishop of Glasgow’s reaction to the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  His Excellency Most Reverend Mario Conti’s had issued … Continue reading

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