Daily Archives: 19 November 2011

19 November 1863: The Gettysburg Address

Four and a half months after the Battle of Gettysburg, on the afternoon of Thursday 19 November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a “few appropriate remarks” at the dedication of the cemetery for fallen soldiers.
After a 13,607 word speech by … Continue reading

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The Last Lame-Duck

From a reader:
I just wanted to express my delight that I am about to go (at 6.00pm GMT here in England) to the last Mass I shall ever attend where the 1973 lame-duck translations of the propers are said.
Congratulations!  Your … Continue reading

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WDTPRS The Last Sunday: Beg His help. Beg His mercy. Praise Him for His gifts.

This is the Last Sunday of the liturgical year.  Though it is numerically the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, in the traditional Roman calendar, we use the texts from the 24th Sunday, which is always the Last Sunday of the liturgical … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Mass obligation and crossing the International Date Line

From a reader:
I plan a trip to New Zealand to attend a conference. Current travel plans call for leaving LAX Saturday evening. The flight crosses the international date line, and so it lands in Auckland on Monday morning. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “Thee” instead of “you” in the form for baptism

From a reader:
I understand that there is a number of traslations of the traditional
form of Baptism, which can be used instead of the Latin.
However some translate the baptism as “I baptize you” while others “I
baptize thee”
It may sound trivial, but … Continue reading

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