Daily Archives: 17 March 2008

Oldie PODCAzT 14: St. Augustine on the Lord’s Passion

From last year, 2007, on Holy Monday:
Today’s Office of Readings has an excerpt of a sermon by St. Augustine of Hippo (+430 – s. Guelf. 3 otherwise called s. 218C) preached in 412 about the Lord’s Passion.  I give you … Continue reading

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Where some of you are

Here is a glimpse at the last few minutes.  This is a rough estimation of where many of you are when coming to visit:
Houston, Texas Austin, Texas Calgary, Alberta Birmingham, Alabama Brooklyn, New York Villanova, Pennsylvania Campolongo Maggiore, Ve… Nepean, … Continue reading

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Another glimpse at my e-mail

I get lots of mail, hundreds of messages a day.   Some are informative, some inquisitive, some complimentary, some censorious.
This one rather tickled me. 
The writer is sad that I liked and wrote positively of H.E. Arthur Serratelli, Bishop of Patterson’s, … Continue reading

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Fr. Reginald Foster in Latin on youtube

There is a youtube video available of Fr. Reginald Foster speaking in Latin to some German media outlet.  There are helpful subtitles in Portugese.
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Fr. Foster is talking about the problem of the loss of Latin, which leads to the closing … Continue reading

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Voting for the Catholic Blog Awards – now closed

Voting ended today for the 2008 Catholic Blog Awards. 
WDTPRS is in most of the categories and, when there was a midweek progress report, we were doing fairly well.
These awards are little benchmarks, and as such have their … Continue reading

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Rabble rousers!

South Ashford Priest has some photos of a demonstration outside their cathedral as the priests entered for the Chrism Mass.
Just look at these rabble rousers!

 
Nice gesture! 
His Hermeneuticalness, the great Fr. Tim Finigan – perhaps the future Archbishop of Westminster (have … Continue reading

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Sandro Magister rightly blasts the TV coverage of Papal ceremonies

The gentlemanly Sandro Magister has some pointed observations about the television coverage of papal Masses.
I must say I share his well-expressed views.
Let’s have a look at what he writes on his worthy blog, Settimo cielo, in my translation and with … Continue reading

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Some trivia… this day in ancient Roman history

I always check each day the fun site rogue classicism for interesting trivia.
Let’s look at today’s entry there.
This Day in Ancient History
ante diem xvi kalendas apriles
Festival of Mars continues (day 17)
Liberalia — a festival of general merriment and wine drinking … Continue reading

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Happy Feast Day!

Happy Feast Day!
Yes, folks, once again the calendar has brought us around to the feast of St. John Sarkander, priest and martyr (+1620).
Here is the enrty in the Martyrologium Romanum.
7.  Olomucii in Moravia, sancti Ioannis Sarkander, presbyteri et martyris, qui … Continue reading

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Send in your photos of veiled images in your churches!

If you send me good and useable photos of your churches and chapels with the images and statues veiled (as they may be as of 1st Passion Sunday (1962MR) or 5th Sunday of Lent (2002MR), I will try to post … Continue reading

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