Daily Archives: 26 November 2011

Readers: PARISH MERGER consultation!

In the past – quite a long time ago now, actually – I wrote some short stories about a fictional place with the parishes, in this deanery at least, of St. Ipsidipsy (in Tall Tree Circle), St. Fidelia (in Benedictburg), … Continue reading

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Many thanks go out to all who have been so helpful and generous with donations and items from the wish lists.  Each time something arrives it is a shot in the arm. On Monday, 28 November, I will say another … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 124: Advent Vespers hymn in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms compared

In this rapid PODCAzT I return to a hymn I dissected a few years ago in another of these audio projects, the hymn for Vespers during Advent, Conditor or Creator alme siderum, in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to US bishops (Region I-II-III) during their ad limina visit

The Holy Father delivered the following address to the bishops of the USA (regions I-II-III) during their ad limina visit. Let’s have a glance with my emphases and comments. Dear Brother Bishops, I greet you all with affection in the … Continue reading

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After all these years… the advent of the NEW TRANSLATION. Your thoughts. WDTPRS POLL

We have waited a long time for this. The clock has inexorably ticked away. The date for the implementation of the whole of the new, corrected translation – Order and Proper – has finally arrived for the UK and for … Continue reading

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The new Nuncio to Ireland. Some thoughts and a request to readers.

There will be a new apostolic nuncio in Ireland, and his name is.. will be Archbishop Charles Brown. A glance at his CV shows that he’s got real intellectual game. Il Santo Padre ha nominato Nunzio Apostolico in Irlanda il … Continue reading

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You say you want a restoration?

Here is a great restoration story from the History Blog. The Dulwich Picture Gallery in London unveiled the results of a two-year restoration of Saint Cecilia, a Baroque masterpiece currently attributed to the school of Annibale Caracci. The 17th century … Continue reading

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New Reality TV Contact Sport Suggestion: Occupiers v Black Friday Shoppers

On the news this morning I saw multiple videos of the mayham, the utter bedlam, the violent lunacy of the mob at stores which opened early on Black Friday with “door buster” deals and sales.  In one case, the mob … Continue reading

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CTS (UK) People’s Edition of the Roman Missal (“hand missal” for Ordinary Form)

The other day I received and reviewed the Altar Edition of the new Roman Missal (with the new corrected translation) published by the Catholic Truth Society in England. It is a wonderful book, and on reflection I think it is … Continue reading

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