Daily Archives: 11 November 2008

PODCAzT 72: The death of St. Martin; starlings, cuckolds, bell ringing and a skull

We welcome as our guest the 5th century writer Sulpicius Severus who speaks to us about St. Martin of Tours who died in 397 and also the english poet John Clare who died in 1864. Sulpicius Severus died sometime between … Continue reading

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Bp. Trautman is fighting the “ineffable” fight

Bp. Trautman is still on his pogrom against the word "ineffable". The Committee on Divine Worship is recommending that they keep "ineffable" because it is an accurate translation.   Trautman wants "ineffable" replaced with "divine". This is crazy stuff. At least … Continue reading

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Fr. Neuhaus on “Obama and the Bishops”

Fr. Richard J. Neuhaus of First Things has a very good piece online today. My emphases and comments. Obama and the Bishops By Richard John NeuhausFriday, November 7, 2008, 8:16 AM In a few days, the American bishops of the … Continue reading

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EWTN has coverage of the USCCB meeting. They are practicing voting. Have you spotted the bishops from Florida? Have you spotted you own bishop? I suspect they will not let us watch the really interesting debates, for example, about what … Continue reading

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Going Gothic

From the Shriners… what every Catholic blogger really needs:

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A different sense of “translation”

WDTPRS was born from an interest in liturgical translation. Here is a very different sense of "liturgical translation". The indefatigable liturgical eye-candy specialists over at NLM have posted some great screen captures of the translation of the relics of Ven. … Continue reading

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From the Laudator who gets a biretta tip. "Martinmass" is the Feast of St. Martin of Tours. John Clare (written Nov. 11, 1841):     ‘Tis Martinmass from rig to rig    Ploughed fields and meadow lands are blea    In hedge and … Continue reading

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Thanks for books received

Thanks go out to CP of VA who, via the wish list, sent The Rhetoric of St. Augustine of Hippo: De Doctrina Christiana & the Search for Distinctly Christian Rhetoric by Richard Leo Enos & Roger Thompson, et al. Also, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: hand missal for TLM

From a reader: I am a new reader of your blog, and I want to let you know how much I enjoy it.  My wife and I have recently started attending the Latin Mass in our area.  Now we want … Continue reading

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