Daily Archives: 17 September 2010

Damian Thompson’s take on the Pope at Westminster

Damian Thompson offers some analysis. 
I found it reassuring that many of his points are in harmony with some of my thoughts. 
Here is some of with my E&C:
How odd that it should be the Guardian that grasped the magnitude … Continue reading

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Something I missed in Westminster

I watched the live feed of the Holy Father’s visit today pretty closely. 
But Vincenzo of Sancte Pater – the official WDTPRS photoshopper – caught a screenshot I missed.

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UPDATE: Austin, TX parish and Jewish community

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL UPDATE BELOW
I responded to a question about a Jewish congregation using a Catholic church in Austin, TX.  One of the complications was that the Rabbi of the community was involved with Planned Parenthood and was a pro-abortion advocate.  … Continue reading

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“Benedict goes to Westminster”

Benedict XVI at Westminster Hall to civil authorities
Benedict XVI’s address to Anglican Archbp. Williams at Lambeth
Benedict XVI’s address for Vespers in Westminster Abbey … Continue reading

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In honor of the Papal Visit to England…

… I am indulging in barley water as I watch and write notes.

I discovered Barley Water through the hospitality of Fr. Chris Basden at St. Bede’s in Clapham Park. 
In the rectory kitchen it taunted me from … Continue reading

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“our evenings swoon in pallid skies more suddenly”

From the Laudator:
Edward Dowden, In September, from his Poems (London: Henry S. King & Co., 1876), p. 160:
    Spring scarce had greener fields to show than these    Of mid September; through the still warm noon    The rivulets ripple forth a … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s address for Vespers in Westminster Abbey

At Vespers, Archbp. Williams said inter alia:
“St Gregory was the first to spell out … the magnitude of the gift given to Christ’s Church through the life of St Benedict … who, through a relatively brief Rule of life, opened … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI at Westminster Hall to civil authorities

This is a speech I have really been waiting for. 
Remember, this is a state visit.  This is where the point is made.
In a sense, this brings some closure to the gulf which opened since the time of Henry VIII.
I … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s address to Anglican Archbp. Williams at Lambeth

The Holy Father paid a courtesy visit to Anglican Archbp. Rowan Williams at Lambeth Palace.
My comments at the end.  First, I must say that Archbp. Williams gave a good address which I am starting to drill into.  But he did … Continue reading

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VORTEX REPORT: What is that … growth?

As you know, my friends and I have been exploring …
The Vortex.
We managed to send in the remote probe to take photos of the thing, a portentous plant or growth of some kind, in or near the epicenter of the … Continue reading

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