Monthly Archives: April 2013

Pope Francis on sin, the virtue of feeling shame, and confession

Pope Francis continues to talk about sin and confession. I have no idea if Francis’ little fervorini are going to wind up published in Acta Apostolicae Sedis, but they have some real meat.  He is speaking more or less “a … Continue reading

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Video from the Mass in Boston (FANTASTIC BOYS CHOIR ALERT!)

The other day I had the great privilege of celebrating a Solemn Mass at St. Paul’s, the parish for Harvard University.  The music was provided by the Boston Archdiocesan Boy’s Choir.  They have the only boys’ choir school in the … Continue reading

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Women-priest fakers allow Protestants to define who Catholics are. There must be consequences.

When anti-Catholic ecumenical atrocities take place, Catholic bishops should act. Here is an example which calls for consequences. From WTAX in Kentucky: Kentucky woman ordained as priest in defiance of Roman Catholic Church [Note either the carelessness or the bias? … Continue reading

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My view for a while

With regret, leaving Boston. It was a great trip. Thanks to everyone, especially my kind host at Harvard.

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“Mr. Jesuit”

I spent some time today with students at Boston College (which for a fan of Golden Gopher hockey took some doing). Among the many interesting things I saw and heard about was a statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola, variously … Continue reading

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A day can hardly be better than this!

Yesterday I was able to spend the whole day with students from Harvard, Boston College, Oxford and Princeton, in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and then at Fenway Park for a ball game. What a great day.  Wonderful company. … Continue reading

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The effects of secularism at the Marathon’s finish line

This morning the parish priest where I am staying in Cambridge pointed out a piece in the Boston Globe (Friday 26 April). At the finish line of the Boston Marathon, clergy were not allowed to reach the victims of the … Continue reading

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Getting Hammered in Boston!

Not from the day’s revelries. I promised to post an image from the Museum of St. Margaret beating the Devil with a hammer.  A bit fuzzy…but hey!

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Sox Tonight!

I am going to a Red Sox Game tonight. Which is mine. Pre-game… Game time! our view

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The Feeder Feed: Boston Edition

I am enjoying a day at the Boston Museum with some (traditional) students. I wanted to share a Christological Goldfinch. A “Mystical Marriage” scene. Remind me to post the shot of Catherine beating the Devil with a hammer! From there … Continue reading

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