Category Archives: Linking Back

450 years ago today: Council of Trent closed!

Today is the 450th anniversary of the closing of the Council of Trent.
Let’s think about this for a moment.
First, the day the Second Vatican Council opened Pope John XXIII gave an address to the world and to the Council Fathers … Continue reading

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Solemn Mass ’45 style!

A reader sent me a note with a link to a movie (the whole thing on YouTube) called Christmas Holiday 1944.
From about minute 18 you will find a Solemn Mass. Very nice.
New Evangelization!

Technorati Tags: Extraordinary Form, movie, Solemn Mass, … Continue reading

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REMINDER: CD of music for Advent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

Last year the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, in Missouri, released a great music CD of music for Advent.
It is still available!
There are zillions of Christmas music offerings out there.  Advent?  Not so much.
This disk can help you keep … Continue reading

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“The book on Augustine which Pope Benedict would have wanted to write”… revisited.

I called it, “the book on Augustine which Pope Benedict would have wanted to write.”

You may recall my review of the book by Miles Hollingworth, St Augustine of Hippo, An Intellectual Biography.  As I said before, this is not a … Continue reading

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Fishwrap missed the memo about Sr. Margaret

It seems that the staff of the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) didn’t get the memo.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in March 2012, issued a “Notification” (i.e., a really serious warning, an authoritative and official judgment from the … Continue reading

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Exceptionless negative norms: getting it right (or wrong) about right to life and care for poor

A couple days ago I posted about a response made by a writer at The American Catholic to an auxiliary bishop of San Francisco, Most. Rev. Robert McElroy, who – mirabile visu – asserted that Catholics should feel equally compelled … Continue reading

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A Roman Mystery: The Lost Tomb of St. Jerome

If there have to be reality TV shows or treasure hunt movies, I propose finding the tomb of St. Jerome (+420) in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome.
I may write a novel!  It would have vampires, I think, … Continue reading

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The Pope people forget to remember

Today is the 35th anniversary of the sudden death of Pope John Paul I.

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Archbp. Vigneron defends statement on Communion and supporters of same-sex marriage

From LifeSite:
Detroit Archbishop defends his stance that gay ‘marriage’ supporters should not receive Communion
DETROIT, Sept. 24, 2013 ( – Despite strong criticism and a public rebuke from another bishop, Detroit’s Archbishop Allen Vigneron has reaffirmed his insistence that Catholics who … Continue reading

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Murder mystery space time continuum ham baseball fire fighter movie

Last night I watched a movie I hadn’t seen in years. I had a couple of good actors and used plot devices that I am into.
The movie: Frequency (2000)
Starring: Denis Quaid and James Caviezel
Device:  Aurora Borealis and Ham Radio

Oh yes, … Continue reading

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