Monthly Archives: October 2012

Baronius Press beautiful new edition of the Knox Bible

While preparing my post about Faith Magazine, I saw an article about Ronald Knox.
That reminded me that Baronius Press recently sent me a copy of their new, beautifully bound, edition of Knox’s translation of the Bible.
US HERE and UK HERE.
Some … Continue reading

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Memento mori!

Over at the amusing and often useful blog Art of Manliness there is a post about Memento Mori art.
“Memento mori!” means, “Be mindful of death!” or “Don’t forget that you are going to die so repent, confess your sins, and live a … Continue reading

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Faith Magazine – a great resource!

Do you know about Faith magazine?
Faith is assembled and published as an actual magazine in England.  It is also offered entirely for free online.  Online you get the whole thing, not just selected articles.
Faith, the magazine, is associated with the “Faith Movement“.
Most … Continue reading

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A critical look at the Synod and its aftermath

From The Catholic Thing comes a piece by Robert Royal in which he looks with a critical eye at the closing propositions of the Synod of Bishops.
My preface: The problem with criticizing the Synods of Bishops is that, by negative … Continue reading

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An unexpected place in an unexpected place!

I have been reading another dystopian novels by James Wesley Rawles, Founders. (The first in the series is Patriots, the next is Survivors.)
I was pretty surprised to read this paragraph, about a couple who wind up being part of a … Continue reading

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“This was a big storm … “

This evening I was chatting by phone with a priest friend about, inter alia, American novels.  Of course the great American novel came up.  Hemingway came up, of course, in that context.  Though we did not ultimately settle on a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Diocese asking everyone at Mass to extend arms and “bless” the priest

From a reader:
Diocese of Albany is asking all Mass attendees to participate in ritual of extending our arms and praying and blessing the priest who just said Mass.  Part of their “Called by Name” vocations pitch. I didn’t hold up … Continue reading

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Discussion: Airline trips, flights, cancellations, weather, passenger rights and options

I am supposed to fly to Rome on 31 October (thank you, dear readers).
In light of the terrible weather, can we have some discussion here, based on your experience and good knowledge – please don’t just add anecdotes, but also … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why He “rose again” in the Creed when we know Christ only rose once?

For some reason I have received questions similar to this one several times, so I will drill into the matter anew… again… um…
From a reader:
Why do we say “rose again” in the Creed when Christ only rose from death once.
In … Continue reading

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Transgendered Scripture readings

Liturgiam authenticam is in force. We have receive a revision of the euchological formulae for Holy Mass in the Novus Ordo. What about the lectionary? Does anyone think the Lectionary needs some work?
An irritated priest friend … Continue reading

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