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 braccio“, … 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? She was not ordained … 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 described … 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 bombing.
On … 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 to Turner!
A gloriously horrible … Continue reading

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