Daily Archives: 3 March 2009

A Pope who is a “soloist”

Italian journalist Luigi Accattoli has an an interesting piece, "La solitudine di Ratzinger" in Liberal (3 March). The great Fabrizio has done a translation, which I touched here and there. Pope Ratzinger’s solitude Dear editor-in-chief, this is the right week … Continue reading

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Happy Square Root Day! Celebrate it now! The next Square Root Day is 4/4/16 How will you observe this momentous occasion? I may make a square pan of some sort of root vegetable concoction for supper.

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McBrien displays his diptych

Sometime you have to perform an autopsy to find the cause of death.  It’s messy but interesting. And so we come to the strange case of Richard McBrien. Luckily for us, he cuts is own cranium open for us and … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Tuesday 1st Week of Lent – Post communionem (2002MR)

We continue our project of looking at the Post communions of Lent: Tuesday – 1st Week of Lent This is an ancient prayer, found in the usual manuscripts such as the Liber Sacramentorum Augustodunensis, Engolismensis, and Gellonensis. POST COMMUNIONEM:His nobis, … Continue reading

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The liberal answer to everything: more hugs!

His Hermeneuticalness redirected me to a pointed observation made by the irrepressible Diogenes of Off The Record. He tackles the dreadful Q&A His Eminence Roger Card. Mahony engaged in online from the LA Three Days of Darkness… er um… Religious … Continue reading

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Altar oddities

NLM has an interesting piece about altar decorations right now. I have nightmares still from my seminary days about the profoundly weird but apparently meaningful things done to the altar and space around it. Lent was a particularly trying season. … Continue reading

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