Category Archives: The Campus Telephone Pole

New PRINTS from Daniel Mitsui: Of Awe, Whimsy, and Serious Head Bashing

The distinguished Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui sent me three prints of saints whose feast days are not very far off.  As usual, in his inimitable style, his images present both awe and whimsy.
BUT FIRST… a touching story…
After Mass last Sunday a … Continue reading

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London Oratory School Schola – USA TOUR – 22-29 October 2017

Here is a great opportunity, not only to experience a great Catholic boys choir, but also to SUPPORT a great Catholic boys choir!
There are both Masses and concerts.  Take note.
The Schola Cantorum of The London Oratory School

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New Book about Galileo!

I’m pretty excited about this book and I haven’t even gotten into it yet!
I’ve read a lot about Galileo over the years.  This looks good.  I like that “in context” part.  The book doesn’t just deal with issues, but about … Continue reading

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A great book for your celebration of Martin Luther!

As we approach LutherFest, I’d like to remind you all of a truly informative and engaging book.  This collection of essays is helpful.
Luther and His Progeny: 500 Years of Protestantism and Its Consequences for Church, State, and Society
US HERE – UK HERE

To give … Continue reading

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Spiffy new Christmas Music disc from the Dominican Sisters of Mary

Lots of groups are coming out with sacred music discs these days.  GREAT!
Well in advance of the Advent/Christmas season, the Dominican Sisters of Mary in Ann Arbor, MI have a new Christmas music disc.  They are celebrating their own 20th year.  … Continue reading

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MADISON: 13 Oct 2017 – PONTIFICAL MASS – 100th anniversary of Fatima Miracle

On 13 October 2017 we observe the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun that concluded Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, Portugal.
In celebration of that anniversary and to give glory to God and honor to Mary, Mother of the … Continue reading

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Theology of Prayer

One of you readers sent a book from my Amazon wishlist (thanks, S).  I have started to dig in and it is great.
Joseph Clifford Fenton’s The Theology of Prayer
US HERE – UK HERE

I was immediately struck by the different style of … Continue reading

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KANSAS 15-17 Sept: Conference – Introduction to the TLM

There is a promising conference in – I think – Kansas.  The advertising is a little confusing, since they are talking about it on the site of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Littleton (Denver), CO where my friend Fr. … Continue reading

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Help Carmelite nuns who make altar linens

There are several groups of sisters whom I like to support.  I just received a note from another: the Carmelites of Port Tobacco.
Frankly, I had to look that up to see if it was a real place and group.  It … Continue reading

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18-22 Sept 2017: Conference on liturgical formation!

There is to be an interesting liturgical conference in W. Peabody, Mass, in September.  Priests and seminarians should pay particular attention.
Culmen Et Fons 2017: On Liturgical Formation
“Fons et culmen” concerns the famous phrase about the Eucharist being the “source and summit” in Sacrosanctum Concilium.
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Daily Sayings of St. Philip Neri available…. daily!

I can’t post everything people send me.  However, I really like St. Philip Neri.
From a reader…
A few months ago, I began publishing the Daily Sayings of St. Philip Neri through an email list (and also via Facebook and Twitter). Would you … Continue reading

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NEW MUSIC DISC from St Paul’s Boys Choir in Harvard Square

I have posted in the past about wonderful music CDs by the St. Paul’s Boys Choir in Harvard Square.  If you don’t have their Christmas disc, you are in for a treat.  The choir has a new recording!
Here is a … Continue reading

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New Book of Benedict XVI’s collected sermons on the priesthood

This has gone immediately on my wishlists.
It seems to be slated for publication on 1 August.
Some of his books include an appendices of sermons. It will be great to have them in one volume.
Get copies as gifts for your priests … Continue reading

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FEAST DAY! 21 July 1773 – Clement XIV suppressed the Jesuits!

It is a great FEAST today.
Today, 21 July, in the year of grace 1773, Pope Clement XIV of happy memory, issued his Bull by which he suppressed the Jesuits.
I have all sorts of Papa Ganganelli gear which you can order and proudly … Continue reading

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Discount promo code for the famous “Combat Rosary”

Some of you have mentioned in email and comments here that the famous Combat Rosaries, carried by the Pontifical Swiss Guard, are just expensive enough that it is hard to buy them for groups, etc.
I worked out something with Fr. Heilman, … Continue reading

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