Daily Archives: 28 October 2011

Pagan chant to the deity Olokun in the Basilica of St. Francis during Assisi III

I think the whole Assisi III thing was overblown. I watched a bit of it and read some of the interventions. Dull.
However, someone sent this by email.  In the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, for this inter-religious … Continue reading

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Posted in "But Father! But Father!", Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , | 129 Comments

WaPo on the new translation and an “ineffable” sighting!

Just what you were waiting for.  WaPo on the implementation of the new, corrected translation.
Catholics’ Mass liturgy changing; ‘ritual whiplash’ ahead?
By Michelle Boorstein, Published: October 27
English-speaking Catholics are bracing for the biggest changes to their Mass since the 1960s, a … Continue reading

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The Catholic League on the attack on Catholic University of America

From The Catholic League:
October 28, 2011
Catholic University of America is being sued by George Washington University professor John Banzhaf because it does not accommodate Muslim religious practices.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
John Banzhaf needs to … Continue reading

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New Shakespeare movie

A new movie about Shakespeare is out. The premise is absurd: Shakespeare’s plays were not written by William Shakespeare. Piffle, to that. Still, I saw the trailer and the CGI of Elizabethan London looks pretty good.
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News about the British monarchy

From the Beeb:
Girls equal in British throne succession
Sons and daughters of any future UK monarch will have equal right to the throne, after Commonwealth leaders agreed to change succession laws. [Ho hum… bigger news is below…]
The leaders of the 16 … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, The Drill, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , | 36 Comments


In the (digital) pages of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, I saw this in the classifieds.

Maybe I should apply!

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Posted in The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged , | 17 Comments