Daily Archives: 12 April 2011

NYT: liberals massaging liberals over the new, corrected translation

I have dozens of emails alerting me to the fact that Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) ran an A1 page story by the always objective Laurie Goodstein about the new, corrected English translation and… this will shock you… … Continue reading

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Another verminous blog entry, brought to you by… Adam and Eve

… and spring.
Since I have had posts on rats in rectories and skunks under houses, let’s have another one in which we can reflect on our mortal state and the fact that Eve tried the apple, and got Adam to … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Tuesday 5th Week of Lent: bittersweet

COLLECT
Da nobis, quaesumus, Domine,
perseverantem in tua voluntate famulatum,
ut in diebus nostris
et merito et numero populus tibi serviens augeatur.

In the Tridentinum and in the 1962 Roman Missal this prayer is listed for Tuesday after Passion Sunday as the Oratio … Continue reading

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We do not know the day or the hour.

We do not know the day or the hour.
I had seen this video before, but Patrick Madrid posted it on his page.
It reminds me of in our Latin Church we sometimes pray about living amidst the vicissitudes of this world.
It … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Mephitidae

From a reader:
Father,
I have read with interest your posts on Mice in the Rectory. Now, perhaps you have something for Skunks under the Farmhouse.
Our air-conditioner repairman just informed us that we have a family of skunks residing under our 100+ … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Letters to an Altar Boy (Angelus Press)

The publishing arm of the SSPX has reprinted a 1952 work by Fr. David E. Rosage, Letters to an Altar Boy (reprint 2011).
The thin book begins with a quote from Rev. Thomas O’Donnell, CSC (Director of the Knights of the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Writing in your books

I love books.  I enjoy and use books (cf. utor and fruor).  I might actually have too many books.
(Hmmm… Possible?)
I also write in books.
I write in my own books, occasionally, depending on the book.   I often read with pen or … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged – book discussion as the movie comes out

Today I noticed on Twitter that a movie based on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is soon to be released.  At least the first part of the book in the first installment of the movie.
And it’s pronounced like the letter “I” … Continue reading

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Something to spark your reading interests

I noticed that Amazon is pushing now their Kindle reader at a lower price with the tradeoff that they can push ads and sponsored screensavers to your device.
You can pre-order Kindle with Special Offers (read = ads) for $114 today.  … Continue reading

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Sensible examination of the beatification, the Assisi meeting and ecumenism

There is a very smart post over at The Sensible Bond.
He deals with the beatification and the Assisi meeting and the important question of what ecumenism is.
My usual treatment is applied.
Blogging from the geopolitical epicentre of the culture of death … Continue reading

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