Monthly Archives: October 2011

What one does on flights.

I am reading this 2010 book sent by a reader here about Constantine by Paul Stephenson at the suggestion of His Hermeneuticalness the great P.P. of Blackfen and Dean of Bexley.

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Anglican Archbp. Rowan Williams on the tone of language in the King James Bible

Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams was interviewed on Vatican Radio. He made comments about the language of the King James Bible, which has an important anniversary this year.  You can hear the interview here.  Listen from about the last minute or … Continue reading

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Thanks to readers!

Thank you for the birthday greetings which so many of you sent.  Yet another year.  How quickly they pass.  I more and more resonate with the biblical image of the years of our lives passing as quickly as the shuttle … Continue reading

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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 confab … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Catholic League on the attack on Catholic University of America

From The Catholic League: ATTACK ON CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY 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 … 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. Joseph Pearce has a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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In the (digital) pages of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, I saw this in the classifieds. Maybe I should apply! Well…

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The Feeder Feed: between (extra) innings edition

It is the break between WS6 inning 9 and inning 10. A shot taken today from the feeder: the first male Cardinal I have seen in weeks.

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English translation of Prof. Becchetti’s remarks about PCJP global economy “white paper”

Acton Institute’s Michael Severance, who works in Rome, has posted something interesting on the new “white paper” from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Read the whole thing HERE. Rome Economist Helps Explain Vatican ‘Note’ on Financial Reform Michael … Continue reading

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A note and correction about Communion under both kinds

Remember the whole kerfuffle about fewer opportunities for Communion under both kinds?  The Diocese of Phoenix and the Diocese of Madison set new policies which bring distribution of Communion under both kinds (CUBK, for short) into line with the new … Continue reading

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Attack on Catholic identity at Catholic University of America

From Todd Starnes of Fox News. Muslims say crosses at Catholic University Violate “Human Rights” The Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights confirmed that it is investigating allegations that Catholic University violated the human rights of Muslim students by not … Continue reading

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Cum pulicibus surgunt! Occupy Wall Street!

Heh heh. Gotta love this… Occupy Wall Street kitchen staff protesting fixing food for freeloaders By SELIM ALGAR and BOB FREDERICKS The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday — because they’re angry about working 18-hour … Continue reading

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Tetanus and Pertussis

A doctor friend of mine is still recovering from a cases of Whooping Cough. She coughed for so long and so violently that she broke ribs.  It has taken weeks for her recovery. I had for a while though of … Continue reading

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