Daily Archives: 8 December 2008

Happy Birthday Horace!

From rogueclassicism: ante diem vi idus decembres Rites in honour of Tiberinus and Gaia — not a lot is known about these rites; Tiberinus had a temple on the Tiber island and presided over the Tiber (of course); Gaia seems … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Christmas present for a Protestant

From a reader: With the upcoming Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, I’m trying to decide on the perfect gift for an “on the fence” protestant, who by all counts, agrees with all things Catholic…he just needs a “nudge” … Continue reading

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Are you using the internet, looking at blogs less these days?

Just askin’ …. Are you looking at blogs less these days?  More?

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A wonderful note to warm the black coal of my heart

I received a wonderful and timely note: Father, I won’t clog up your busy time with a long email, but I wanted you to know how much I appreciate all that you do via the internet.  I have been reading … Continue reading

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Memories of 7-7-07


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Horrible Outlook problems today.   Soooooo irritating! I think I’ll go to the library and run errands before the snowstorm strikes. In the meantime, I will experiment with my Twitter ap on my phone. @fatherz  

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QUAERITUR: another dropped Host, the EMHC delays

From a reader: Last month you had a post about a priest’s letter to his parishioners about a dropped host. I’m wondering, what was the instruction that he printed on the other side of this letter? [Hmmm…. I don’t know.] I’m … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict at P.za di Spagna

The Holy Father was just at the Piazza di Spagna for the annual bestowing of the wreath of laurels on the statue of the Immaculate Conception.

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QUAERITUR: chants and texts for Our Lady of Guadalupe

From a priest reader: After long delay, we’ve introduced Our Lady of Guadalupe into our calendar as a Feast, but now we have a problem: finding chants and texts! What is done in your community for Mass (Ordinary form) and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: goofing around with the calendar on an Advent Sunday

From a reader: Dear Father, First of all,  thank you for your blog.  It’s a wonderful resource for a "revert" like myself, and I read it often.  I have a question about what happened at today’s Mass, which seemed a bit … Continue reading

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Happy land


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The early bird special

It was flash time, and they didn’t mind at all. As a matter of fact, the chickadee took a nap.  I kid you not.  Usually these fluffy eating machines are in constant motion.  This one just sat there for about … Continue reading

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