Daily Archives: 28 February 2010

The “Austen Hermeneutic”: Old Mass v New Mass

There is a fun post over at St. Louis Catholic: If today’s faithful Catholic is represented by Elizabeth Bennet, bright, hopeful and coming of age, then the liturgical forms would have to be represented by Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham. … Continue reading

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It’s hockey …day… in Canada! GO USA! UPDATE!!  24 SECONDS LEFT!  3rd PERIOD!! EMPTY NET!!!  SHUCKS.  But!… WHAT.A.GAME!

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Pray for a homeless soul who is home at last

From my friend John Sonnen in Roma: Rome has many famous faces and when this poor fellow passed away in October of 2009 it was in the newspapers. Angelo was the famous homeless man who walked the streets of the … Continue reading

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“So long as its valid, we can do what we want! Right?”

Some people think that so long as Mass is valid, that the minimal elements of valid matter and valid form are used, we ought to be able to change all the other elements to conform to the needs or goals … Continue reading

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“Everything’s up to date in ancient Romaaaaa!”

From the Laudator: Frederic De Forest Allen, quoted by J.B. Greenough in Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 9 (1898) 31: We call the Romans ancient, but when they were alive they thought themselves as modern as anybody.

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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday of Lent – “Prayer over the people” (2002MR)

In the 2002 edition of the Missale Romanum the traditional Lenten “Prayer over the people” has been revived.  It can be used now in Latin. ORATIO SUPER POPULUM: Benedic, Domine fideles tuos benedictione perpetua, et fac eos Unigeniti tui Evangelio … Continue reading

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The Perfect Priest

The entry here reminded me of an old chestnut about a chain letter: The Perfect Priest The results of a computerized survey indicate the perfect priest preaches exactly fifteen minutes. He condemns sins but never upsets anyone. He works from … Continue reading

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Tsunami effect

With a biretta tip    o{]:¬)    to Team Rubicon, here is NOAA:  

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