Daily Archives: 17 December 2016

1000 years of border changes in 3 minutes

This is mesmerizing.

Think of all the strife and grief which produced those arbitrary changes.

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday of Advent (O.F.): Seeing really is believing

The 4th Sunday’s Collect in the Novus Ordo is also the Post Communion for the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (1962MR).
The Annunciation was the moment of the Incarnation of our Lord.
Therefore, on … Continue reading

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The defense of ‘Amoris laetitia’ by recourse to the Two Synods on the family

My friend Fr Gerry Murray has an analysis piece at The Catholic Thing which could be useful in your discussions about Amoris laetitia.
There are elements of Chapter 8 which are objectively unclear.  Many want clarifications, as is reasonable.  Some defend … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Snow Scare Edition

Off again despite the warnings of a civilization ending winter storm.  I burned miles to keep warm.

Honestly, the weather reports and reactions thereto have become ridiculously hyperbolic.  I suppose everyone is trying to cover their posteriors because of something a … Continue reading

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St. Daniel and the Fiery Furnace Boys

Some don’t know, and understandably so, that the Church recognizes many great figures of the Old Testament as saints, and she gives them feast days.  They may not appear on the general calendar for liturgical observation, but they are listed … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 21: The Golden Blossom

Here is ADVENTCAzT 21, for Saturday of the 3rd Week of Advent.  The heavy time of Advent is here and thus we begin the great O Antiphons.
I found a wonderful Advent sermon originally in Old English at the site A Clerk of … Continue reading

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