Monthly Archives: June 2010

Hidden treasures rediscovered

A sign that things are changing.
Younger priests are starting to open up dusty old cabinets, looking for treasures.
On NLM I saw this.  Happily they posted also an English translation of the original German.
 
The Vestment Treasury of Niedermünster
The … Continue reading

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An appointment with appointments

This is the traditional season in Rome for speculation about retirements and appoints to curial offices.
So this comes from Vatican Radio:
(28 Jun 10 – RV) Pope Benedict announced the creation of a New Pontifical Council dedicated to the New Evangelization … Continue reading

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Play Station or Playing Field?

When the Italian team returned to Italy from S. Africa, they were all dressed in black.
Via The Catholic Spirit and Catholic News Service this about the increasingly strange L”Osservatore Romano on Italy’s World Cup disaster. 
Vatican newspaper weighs in on … Continue reading

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“Let those who are bound fear, those who are loosed fear.”

Tomorrow is a great day for the Roman Church and the Catholic Church throughout the world. 
Because tomorrow is an important feast, Holy Church has designated a vigil.  And vigils were always times of restraint and penance in preparation … Continue reading

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Dad’s quick comeback

From my email:
Dad’s quick comeback  A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car.  His father said he’d make a deal: ‘You bring your … Continue reading

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Papal con-fab with Cards. Sodano and Schoenborn

Did you see this communique from the Holy See Press Office about the meeting of Benedict XVI with Card. Sodano and Card. Schoenborn?
I was about to work up a translation and then I found a note from a reader that … Continue reading

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Vesuvius A.D. 79: How the people in Pompeii died.

Biretta tip to rogueclassicism, which directed me to an article about how the people in Pompeii died during the famous eruption of Vesuvius.  There is a scholarly article called "Lethal Thermal Impact at Periphery of Pyroclastic Surges: Evidences at Pompeii" … Continue reading

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Your good news

What’s going on with you?  What is your good news?

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Wow… just… wow…. That’s ugly.

At the Italian site Fides et Forma, Francesco Collafemina has posted photos of supremely ugly churches. 
I mean… reeeeealllly ugly.

This church is called Santa Monica.  I don’t think St. Monica or her son would be amused.

And another view….

Well.. not, that … Continue reading

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Rabbi’s reaction to SCOTUS nominee Kagan

From CNA about POTUS’s SCOTUS’s nominee:
Rabbis say Kagan not a ‘kosher’ Supreme Court nominee
Alexandria, Va., Jun 27, 2010 / 06:13 pm (CNA).-
According to the National Rabbinical Alliance and its more than 850 Orthodox Jewish members, Supreme Court nominee Elena … Continue reading

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