Daily Archives: 8 March 2017


I have often lauded the important book by Martin Mosebach The Heresy of Formlessness.  I warmly recommend it.  US HERE – UK HERE  As a matter of fact, it was first on my suggestions for Lenten reading.  HERE First Things has published a … Continue reading

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IN THE WILD! Clement XIV (Ganganelli) Mug Shots

Updates to be added, below!  (Hint: fun!) Originally Published on: Mar 2, 2017 The other day I shared a photo of my newly arrived Pope Clement XIV mugs. Clement XIV’s family name was Ganganelli. At that time I also said … Continue reading

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Talk from Ruth Institute: “Tips for Happy Marriage and Effective Parenting.”

I have gotten to know Ruth Institute and its chief Jennifer Roback Morse over the years at Acton University. I direct the married and the engaged, and those who sense that their vocation is to the married life, to this … Continue reading

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TRIDUUM NOTE – How early can the Easter Vigil 2017 begin?

We are getting to that time of Lent when we should be thinking about the schedule for the Vigil of Easter. Here is an oldie but goodie. Updated for 2017. From a reader: QUAERITUR: There is a parish in our … Continue reading

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How you would have observed Lent in 1873

Today is Ember Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent.  It is a day of even deeper penance. For those of you who may think that Lent is a pretty tough time to be a Catholic, giving up chocolate and … Continue reading

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