Daily Archives: 15 June 2010

Some Met moments

People should go to museums, and think about what they see. Some time at the Met this afternoon produced some fine moment. I was rather touched by the following. Meet Cominia Tyche, a Roman matron from the time of the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest uses hand sanitizer at Mass, not water

From a reader:  I am a reader from ___. Here the local franciscan priest who says mass at his franciscan center uses hand sanitizer when he washes his hands in the mass. Is this licit? I have a good idea … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: ancient edition

I am in the Met, having pried myself from typing. Since the feeder webcams are off (the feeders are empty)… here is an artistic little ancient bird which has happily found some berries. The bird, and the painting around it, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: glass tabernacle and reserving Precious Blood

From a reader comes this distressing bit of information from Australia: Attached is an excerpt from a local parish newsletter.   Fr Richard Leonard is a prominent Australian Jesuit and Director of the Australian Catholic Film Office.   The glass-fronted tabernacle he … Continue reading

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Messages and bottles and the restless heart

A friend sent this on azcentral.com Scottsdale boy’s message in a bottle discovered The Arizona Republic Finding a message in a bottle is the subject of pop songs and Hollywood movies. But one Scottsdale boy’s message in a bottle story … Continue reading

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Please pray for a young priest who is ill

From a reader: Please pray for Fr. Alex, one of our dear young priests here in WI. He was diagnosed with leukemia about a month ago and an infection took possession of him. He had a muscle removed in his … Continue reading

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Ruskin on translations

From the always engaging Laudator: John Ruskin, letter to Susan Beever (December 17, 1873): What translation of Aristophanes is that? I must get it. I’ve lost I can’t tell you how much knowledge and power through false pride in refusing … Continue reading

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