Monthly Archives: May 2015

Congratulations Newly Ordained Fr. Tim Ferguson!

I was in Marquette, MI on Friday for the priestly ordination of a frequent commentator and parodohymnodist here, Fr. Timothy Ferguson.  His road to the priesthood was 29 years long!  As he quipped: “thirty less one”.
He sent a note about … Continue reading

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The upcoming “environment” encyclical, “human ecology”, and the everlasting pains of Hell

Some say that the Pope’s next encyclical – on the “environment” – will be called “Laudato sii“.  Some say that that’s Latin.   No.  It isn’t.  It’s the 13th Umbrian which St. Francis of Assisi would have known and in which … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Shore to Shore Edition

It’s time to leave the shore of Lake Superior for the shore of Lake Michigan.
My flight is from Marquette to Milwaukee, where I will pick up my car and head back to Madison, perhaps after an errand or two.
Before boarding … Continue reading

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Of Disasters, Preparedness and You

I’m coming up for air and finally turning attention to stuff going on in the world (other than Church stuff).
I have caught up a bit about the horrible challenges that many are experiencing in Texas, due to rains and flooding.
Some … Continue reading

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Conspicuous absence from the recent “shadow council”

You heard about the strange “shadow council” held about the same time that the Pope’s council of the Synod of Bishops was meeting to discuss, inter alia, the upcoming Synod and its MO.  HERE
The “shadow council” was held in Rome, … Continue reading

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Juventutem member gives Latin oration at Harvard

A couple years ago I was at Harvard to give a talk and sing a Mass organized by – among others – Juventutem.
Now I see that one of the young men in Juventutem gave the Latin address at Harvard’s commencment.

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My View For While: Yooper Edition

I’m off to another ordination.   This time it is the ordination to the priesthood of one of the frequent commentators here, soon-to-be Fr. Tim Ferguson.   He is, as you might remember, the author of the parody songs I’ve … Continue reading

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Another bishop thinks Catholic teachers should be role models

Another bishop supports the idea that teachers in Catholic schools must serve also as role models. The Cardinal New Society, which watches the status quaestionis of Catholic education in these USA, has a letter that His Excellency Most Rev. Richard … Continue reading

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Christological well… not quite… Edulcorated Goldfinch Alert!

Long time readers here have seen my shots of Christological Goldfinches from Medieval and Renaissance paintings and statues snapped during my museum visits.
Here is a detail from one I shot in the Louvre a while back by the Master of the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father wears the chasuble for everything he does

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it appropriate or allowed for a priest to wear a chasuble while hearing confessions, baptizing babies or other non Mass functions?  Some priests seem to always wear a chasuble for everything while others wear an alb and … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane – wonderful things happening!

I received a note from Fr. Robinson of the little church in Maiden Lane near Covent Garden in London, Corpus Christ.  Father has quite the restoration project going and it is worthy of notice by everyone.
I also remind the readership … Continue reading

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New Chant CD from the outstanding Benedictine Monks of Norcia! (And a note about a pilgrimage.)

Here is some great news.  The wonderful Benedictine Monks in Norcia, Italy (they make the best beer you may ever have), are releasing a new Gregorian Chant CD on 2 June.  It is available for pre-sale now.
Click HERE
It is dedicated to … Continue reading

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Of snakes and Ireland

From the often amusing Eye of the Tiber:
Ireland Approves Reentry Of Snakes Into Country By Popular Vote
Ireland overwhelmingly approved a referendum to allow “snakes” back in the country on Saturday, becoming the first country in the world to allow such … Continue reading

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Ireland… What is Ireland?

At Crisis I saw something about what the Irish did that serves as a pretty good summary.  The whole thing is HERE.
This is a sample:
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Some scholars tell us that the gothic genre of story-telling grew up as a response to … Continue reading

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Sign up for ‘Summorum Pontificum’ Pilgrimage to Rome with Fr. Z (19-29 October)

I want to bring to your attention the upcoming annual Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to Rome 19-29 October.   It is handled by Orbis Catholicus and my friend John Sonnen.  I will be going, as chaplain.  That means TLMs everyday and probably some … Continue reading

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