Daily Archives: 5 August 2016

Islamic State corrects Pope Francis: Yes, this is a religious war.

To paraphrase Trotsky, you might not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.
At Christianity Today there is a sobering piece every leader in the Church should read.  My emphases.
Islamic State attacks Pope, says its war against Christians is most … Continue reading

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Summer Olympics and You

So, the 2016 Summer Olympics are upon us. The opening ceremony is tonight. There are various controversies going on.
Controversies aside, are you going to watch any of the events?
For my part, I’ll use my DVR to record swathes that I … Continue reading

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5 August: #InternationalBeerDay

Because of the great esteem I have for you, I want to remind you all that today is International Beer Day.
I can’t think of a better way to commemorate this day than to… well, other than sending me a donation… than to … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 19th Ordinary Sunday: Trusting Audacity, Harrowing Consolation

The Collect for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th century Sacramentary of Bergamo and thus is ancient text… sort of.
Note that for the … Continue reading

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5 August: Dedication of St. Mary Major – Our Lady of the Snows

Pope Liberius (352-366) was Bishop of Rome in difficult times. In 350 Constans was assassinated and Constantius became the sole Emperor by defeating Magnentius. Some bishops in the East who opposed St. Athanasius in Egypt appealed to Liberius to get … Continue reading

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