Daily Archives: 23 April 2013

“From a sudden and unprovided death, spare us O Lord.”

After the Boston bombings I posted about the serious prayer which all Catholics should say:
“A subitanea et improvisa morte… From a sudden and unprovided death, spare us O Lord.”
A sudden death can be a blessing.
A sudden and unprovided death is a horrifying … Continue reading

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Fr. Scalon on the unfinished business of Vatican II

At Homiletic and Pastoral Review there is a good article by Fr. Regis Scanlon, OFMCap.  Let’s see the first part, with my emphases:
Fifty years after the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Church in the United States is in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “it is not possible to find Jesus outside the Church”

Dissenters and liberals are not going to like this.
Today in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for his Name Day, the Feast of St. George.   There is a transcript.
Among the things the Holy Father … Continue reading

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23 April: Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

Drawing from material that I have posted in the past, I warmly remind the readership that today is
Talk Like Shakespeare Day!
Therefore,
I urge you all hence forth to speak in verse.
Pentameter iambic would be best.
O list, gentles! Also strive to use
in … Continue reading

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