Daily Archives: 4 July 2012

Gibbons’ 1876 revision of Archbp. Caroll’s “Prayer for Government”

Sent by a reader: In 1876, the centenary of the Declaration of Independence was commemorated with a months-long Exposition in the text’s birthplace. Though he was still to be named to the Premier See in the footsteps of John Carroll– … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday “Ara Pacis”

A tip of the biretta to Rogueclassicism for the reminder that today is the anniversary of the dedication of the Ara Pacis in Rome in 13 BC. The Ara Pacis, which has new digs that look rather like a poorly … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald: Meet 10 of the world’s most amazing priests

At the site of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, you can read about “10 of the world’s most amazing priests”. I’ll give you just the names without the descriptive paragraphs: Fr Andrew Apostoli Fr Anthony Pinizzotto Fr … Continue reading

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Platitude Cookie Alert!

I had some wonderful Jiaozi and Xiao Long Bao for lunch. Then came the stupid cookie…

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Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”

The following prayer was composed by John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, in 1791. He was the first bishop appointed for the United States in 1789 by Pope Pius VI. He was made the first archbishop when his see of Baltimore … Continue reading

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VP Biden and the Sisters share cookies and ice-cream. No, I am not making this up.

You can’t make up this sort of thing. This is also in secular papers (because they are organs of the Obama campaign) but I found this on Life News. Biden brings cookies and ice cream to LCWR president’s motherhouse BY … Continue reading

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“shot with a rain of arrows and finally set on fire”

I have made it a habit each day to look at the Martyrologium Romanum.   Among the many interesting and edifying entries today, three in particular caught my eye. 13. Apud Hurones in territori Canadensi, sancti Antonii Daniel, presbyteri e … Continue reading

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Pie Iesu Domine

Pie Iesu Domine, dona eis requiem. … sempiternam.

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