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 … 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 … 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 The phrase that comes to mind is "Nixon goes to China". Day 2 Benedict’s trip … 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 the counter … 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 … 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, … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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