Daily Archives: 7 April 2013

“Oh-all that I’ve ever loved!”

It is entirely possible that some of you have not read Victor Hugo’s book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  In French it is called simply Notre-Dame de Paris.  I darn near killed my brain one summer reading it in French. … Continue reading

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The Honus Wagner card from “Sweet Caporal Cigarettes”

Now that the season of the sport God loves best is underway again, we turn to the really important news.
From MLB comes this!
The ‘Holy Grail’ of baseball cards just sold for $2.1 million in an online auction
If you have a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ sermon for his “enthronement” at St. John Lateran

Pope Francis took possession of his cathedral church today.  As Bishop of Rome his cathedral is the Basilica of St. John Lateran.  The Mass today was for his “enthronement” (Italian “insediamento”).
I think that we might have a new challenge in … Continue reading

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On Mercy Sunday a sobering thought from a Pope about fear and that terrible day

As we have come to Low Sunday, Dominica in albis, I reviewed something of what Fathers of the Church had to say about our Gospel passage on this famous Sunday: John 20:19-31.
Pope St. Gregory the Great (+604) preached on this … Continue reading

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