Daily Archives: 16 July 2011

Key stone anniversary and learning Latin

Today is the anniversary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1799. The ancient Egyptian “Rosetta Stone” has the text of a decree of Ptolemy V in 196 BC in three languages/forms of writing, hieroglyphs, demotic script, and Greek. … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: resurrection edition

You might recall that some days ago during a walk I found a dead male cardinal.  I pondered whether or not it was “Ray”. Today a male Cardinal showed up for some nosh. I compared a few photos, and I … Continue reading

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China (PRC): Government Bishop excommunicated by can. 1382

From VIS/News.va: Statement of the Holy See on the Episcopal Ordination in the Diocese of Shantou (Mainland China) [Note the distinction of “mainland”.  The Holy See has diplomatic relations with Taiwan at a higher level than with the PRC.] The … Continue reading

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