Daily Archives: 1 August 2017

The Cassock

Use of the cassock. In England… and in Wales?… it was illegal to wear the cassock in public.  Perhaps it still is.  I believe there is a tale told that Queen Elizabeth paid the fine for John Paul II.  Se non è … Continue reading

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Translating ICEL

One of you alert readers sent this…

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1 August – Holy Maccabees! “like an unfurling of their souls in a battle line”

I am sure you already know that today, in the new, Ordinary Form, calendar, is the feast of St. Alphonsus Maria de’Liguori, the Bishop and Doctor of the Church so famous for his contributions to moral theology. However, in the … Continue reading

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Advice from a saint, praise for a priest, explanation for a practice

According to the Novus Ordo calendar, today is the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori.  In the traditional calendar it falls tomorrow.  He is a Doctor of the Church, whose writings set the Church’s approach to moral theology on a healthy … Continue reading

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Giant robotic spider perched on Notre Dame Cathedral

I spotted this on Twitter, with a great comment by Andrew Cusack: Best headline on Catholic twitter? https://t.co/OXF9FHCMum — Andrew Cusack (@cusackandrew) August 1, 2017 From CNS: Ottawa archbishop surprised by negative reaction to robotic spider on cathedral OTTAWA, Ontario … Continue reading

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BITCOIN revisited – 2017

Back in 2013 I polled you about use of Bitcoin.  HERE With some imminent news about Bitcoin coming up this week, I thought I’d ask about it, and you, again. Are any of you mining and/or using Bitcoin? The combox … Continue reading

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