Daily Archives: 4 October 2009


From Fr. Longenecker, comes this excellent comment: Let’s face it, the Church of England is never going to roll over and submit to the Holy Father, but it would be rather nice if a conservative group were to split off, … Continue reading

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Tomb Raiders!

Via rogueclassicism a very cool story: MOSCOW, September 28 (RIA Novosti) – Egyptian archeologists will carry out new explorations in October to search for the tombs of Cleopatra and her beloved Mark Antony, the head of Egypt’s Higher Council of … Continue reading

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I just have to say something about the Sabine Apples from the Chapel Apple, as a matter of fact. By the chapel there is an apple.  These are the best apples I have ever tasted. They are hard and tart/sweet, … Continue reading

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Sons and daughters of St. Francis

On the Feast of St. Francis, I thought it appropriate to post something several readers wrote about by e-mail. This is done by the Friars of the Immaculate at Our Lady of Guadalupe Friary.  The music is by the Franciscan … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick with the US Marine Corps

A note from a reader about a friend of mine, Fr. Aidan Logan, chaplain for the Marine Corps Camp Lejeune, NC: Great news in the Wilmington, NC area – another Mass in the Extraordinary Form!  Fr. Aidan Logan (a Trappist … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict at opening of Synod for Africa

The Holy Father has some striking comments today during his sermon for the Opening of the Synod for Africa in this translation from the Secretary General of the Synod. My cuts […], emphases and comments. My Venerable Brothers in the … Continue reading

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Question to MOBILE users

I had a note from someone that she couldn’t log in through her iPhone and therefore couldn’t comment on an entry. Anyone having problems?

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Sun 4 Oct NOON – indulgence – Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii

There is a beautiful tradition for this day, the first Sunday of October, at 1200 noon.  Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii.  With the changes … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 92: Gregory the Great to bishops on preaching the hard stuff; Harvest Moon

In this audio project, St. Gregory the Great (+604) tells priests about the need to preach also the hard stuff. Bishops especially must not be afraid to preach the truth, or worry about human respect.  They have a duty to … Continue reading

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