Daily Archives: 9 September 2017

How Pope John Paul II once saved a fallen priest from despair, homelessness and alcoholism

I have come to dread interviews with Popes.  I have from the beginning of the interviews decades ago.  I generally read them anyway because, well, I have to, don’t I.
The recent book interview / conversation with Dominique Wolton released in … Continue reading

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#WDTPRS – 23rd Ordinary Sunday: Who we are and what we are to do.

The Collect for the 23rd Ordinary Sunday – this Sunday – was not in any pre-Conciliar edition of the Roman Missal, but it was in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary in a section for evening prayers during Paschaltide.  You have … Continue reading

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Catholics ARISE! Form base communities of resistance! Bring about permanent revolution!

Over at NLM there is a highly amusing, and in an odd way comforting, note to help us put the new Motu Proprio on translation (inter alia) into perspective.
Greg DiPippo posted an excerpt from Shawn Tribe’s very first NLM post about what Stratford … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different…

… we turn to the blog of the OED.
If you don’t know what the OED is… well… look it up.
The lexicographers were asked about their favourite words.  Some of them are humdingers… which is itself a good candidate for a favourite … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! 9 September is #IBAPABD – International Buy A Priest A Beer Day!

You don’t want to miss this.  It’s too important.
Saturday 9 September is
International Buy A Priest A Beer Day!
You will want to obtain and deliver beer to your priests.  I will share some Norcia Beer with the guys here.  (Do visit … Continue reading

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New Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio changes law about preparation, approval of liturgical translations

Today a new Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio was issued under the Latin title “Magnum principium”.   In various languages HERE (including the Latin text).
There’s a lot to say.  I can’t now be exhaustive. Also, I want to read slowly the commentary … Continue reading

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