Daily Archives: 22 December 2009

Benedict XVI to Roman Curia for Christmas… some liturgical observations

The other day Pope Benedict addressed the Roman Curia for the annual exchange of Christmas greetings. You might recall his foundational speech in 2005 which defined much of the work of his pontificate. This year, the Holy Father reviewed the … Continue reading

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Wonderful photos, not to miss

My friend John Sonnen of Orbis Catholicus has some great photos from the recognizable Gesu e Maria on the Corso in Rome, where the older form of Mass is celebrated on Sundays. Long time readers will remember I that I … Continue reading

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Did Shakespeare study for the priesthood… in Rome?

Fr. Longenecker has an interesting post about Shakespeare: The literature on Shakespeare being a Catholic keeps mounting. Clare Asquith’s book Shadowplay along with the scholarship of Fr.Peter Milward started the ball rolling, then Joseph Pearce’s excellent, The Quest for Shakespeare … Continue reading

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The turning point

Did you notice that as of yesterday, in the northern hemisphere at least, it is now winter? We reached the turning point in our spiral through space and time. I always think of the ancient neo-Platonic idea of exitus and … Continue reading

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Working on the road to NYC

Working on the road requires light gizmos! I can usually work from my phone. Now I am trying an old netbook someone recently gave me loaded with Ubuntu… which I still don’t really know how to use. UPDATE: And after … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 22 December COLLECT (2002MR)

We are closing in on our goal.   Let’s look at the Collect for 22 December in the 2002MR.  The Roman Station today is the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles. COLLECT: Deus, qui, hominem delapsum in mortem conspiciens, Unigeniti tui adventu … Continue reading

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Michael O’Brien on “Twilight”: modern man’s futile flight from conscience

From a reader: I think Michael O’Brien’s new piece (12/19/09) on "Twilight" and its popularity is a much better analysis than the one written by Sophie Caldecott.  I have both read and written a lot on Twilight and O’Brien’s piece … Continue reading

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