Daily Archives: 23 February 2010

Post hoc ergo … wellll… maybe not so much.

From a reader: Hi, Father. It is rather interesting that after dropping the priests from their cruises, Celebrity now has this PR nightmare of 350 people sick on their cruise ship! http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/02/22/1494621/cruise-line-300-sick-aboard-ship.html And no priest to give anyone Last Rites!

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Time to search the stacks of the good theological library at St Paul Seminary in St Paul. In my day this seminary was pretty dreadful, but HUGE improvements have been made. And so… UPDATE: A nice surprise. One of the … Continue reading

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Supper: Chinese!

Tonight before heading tovthe library I am taking in an early supper at a very good Chinese spot on the east side if St Paul. Shanghai juicy dumplings. As you can see before even thinking about a photo I ate … Continue reading

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The battles of the curling ice sheets go on.

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When neglect is your ally

I don’t recall if this quote was from the book or the movie version of The Count of Montecristo but went the old priest in the prison is giving lessons to Dantes, he says of their relative freedom to carry … Continue reading

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Prayer request for priests

Would you in your charity please say a prayer for priests who are looking for another diocese? I have had several requests on these lines lately.  It strikes me that you might lend a spiritual hand, especially in that this … Continue reading

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ante diem vii kalendas martias

This is interesting, from RogueClassicism.  I wrote about the Roman god Terminus the other day: ante diem vii kalendas martias Traditional end of the Roman year (followed by a period of intercalation) Terminalia — a festival in honour of Terminus, … Continue reading

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D. Scranton: new bishop!

From CNA: Bishop-elect Joseph BamberaRelated articles: Vatican City, Feb 23, 2010 / 11:59 am (CNA).- Pope Benedict appointed a replacement today for the diocese left vacant by the unexpected resignation of Bishop Joseph Martino last August. Msgr. Joseph C. Bambera … Continue reading

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McBrien urges priests to disobey and resist translation

That darling of the ever more elderly dissident set, NCR‘s Richard McBrien has a new whine about the new English translation of the Roman Missal… which is coming whether the liberals like it or not. My emphases and comments. The … Continue reading

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Brick by brick at Georgetown

Here is some brick by brick new from Georgetown University sent by a reader. My emphases and comments: Student Push to Reinstate Campus Latin Mass SucceedsBy Lenard Babus Feb 09 2010 A renewed push by students for the reintroduction of … Continue reading

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