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

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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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