Category Archives: Patristiblogging

Formerly NAPLAM – For Patristibloggers – blog posts concerning the Fathers of the Church

At long last! Inspectis dierum nostrorum!

At the blog of The Chairman of the LMS there is great news.
For a while I lamented that the Congregation for Catholic Education’s 1990 Instruction on the Study of the Fathers of the Church in the Formation of Priests was … Continue reading

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IRAN: Christians sentenced with 80 lashes for drinking communion wine

In North Africa during the reign of Diocletian, at Abitina, a group of 49 Christians were convicted of celebrating Mass.
The local bishop had caved in to Diocletian’s anti-Christian edicts, but some Christians went ahead and worshiped on Sunday with their … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 137: Augustine on bad pastors; Sermon in the wake of Pope Francis’ interview

At the time of this writing it is still the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, aka the 18th Sunday after Pentecost in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
It has been just a few days since the release of The … Continue reading

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St. Monica: “put my body anywhere”

Here is an oldie post, appropriate for the day:
Today in newer, Ordinary Form calendar of the Holy Roman Church is the feast of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo.  In the traditional calendar her feast was back … Continue reading

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OLDIE: PRP – 4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption

I’ll dig into the Fibber McGee closet of this blog’s archive for an oldie.
Back in 2006 I put together a “Patristic Rosary Project”, digging into the Mysteries we reflect on in recitation of the Rosary through the lens of some … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The book on Augustine which Pope Benedict would have wanted to write.

I am reading a new biography of Augustine published by a fresh, talented writer, Miles Hollingworth.
Don’t let the title, St Augustine of Hippo, An Intellectual Biography, fool you. This is not a highbrow book intended for college professors, with an … Continue reading

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Three Degrees of Anger

I had an email from the Benedictines at Norcia in Italy. They sent the text of a sermon given some time ago by Fr. Cassian Folsom, OSB. Given recent events and the sermon’s topic, it occurred to me that we … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 10th Ordinary Sunday – Wherein I offer really haaaard stuff, I rant, and I post a frivolous POLL

Let’s really drill down into the Collect for this 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Hang on.  This might get a little hard, but – unlike liberals who resist the new translation – I think you are smart.
Deus, a quo bona cuncta … Continue reading

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St. Golden Girl

Today is the feast of St. Aurea (in Greek Chryse, “Golden Girl”) of Ostia.  She is an ancient martyr.  You can read about here in these ancient Acta, HERE.
There is on the edge of Ostia Antica, the fascinating ruins of … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 3rd Sunday of Easter – your beehive

This Sunday’s Collect, it seems to me, reflects a conscious attempt on the part of Holy Church to remind us of the Easter Vigil.  The prayer has antecedents in both the Veronese and Gelasian sacramentaries, though it is not in … Continue reading

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