Daily Archives: 7 October 2019

#AmazonSynod -1st attack on the Priesthood: The Cassock

Throughout history, anti-Catholicism and anti-clericalism has specifically targeted the cassock for a great share of its fear and hatred. In some places the cassock could get you killed. Today as the Amazon Synod opens – during which we fully expect … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Baptismal Font for Rome’s Traditional Parish

nce upon a time , as a seminarian in Rome, I came to know a young man, about my same age, who grew up in the neighborhood between San Carlo ai Catinari and Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini, between the Campo … Continue reading

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INDULGENCE 1st Sunday of October – Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii

There is a beautiful tradition for this day (often right at 1200 noon).  Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii.  The other day for this is 8 … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 4: Carbonara, Caravaggio, altar idiocy

On this Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary the Roman Aurora is at 6:45, Sunrise 7:11, Sunset 18:45 and the Ave Maria is still set at 19:00, not that anyone pays attention to it anymore. I am reviewing Chesterton’s … Continue reading

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