Tag Archives: Augustine

Why do liberals have a spittle-flecked nutty about the cappa magna? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Last night I watched the BBC (on demand) coverage of the Remembrance Sunday ceremonies in London. No one does ceremony and music like the British.
The sober ceremony, with its essentially unchanging script, got me thinking about the need we human … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 5th Sunday after Easter (1962MR) – meat, not goop

I am going to drag you through a sustained rant about liturgy, punctuated by Latin vocabulary and Neo-Platonism.
First, to be grown up Catholics we need a Mass for grown ups.
Our Mass should give us thick red steak and Cabernet, not … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 30: Augustine on Peter and John; singing a Tridentine Requiem; St. Peter Celestine V

This time we hear St. Augustine of Hippo’s tr. 124 on the Gospel of John, in which he explores what Christ meant when He told Peter to follow Him but told John that He would have to stay until He … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Salvation outside the Church… again…

From a reader:
in one of your recent post, concerning “extra Ecclesiam nulla salus”, you have discussed an option, that actually, one might be saved outside the Catholic Church. Your proposition was also based on Augustin. Recently, however, I have found … Continue reading

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Something from SSPX Bp. Williamson… remember him?

I can’t access the site of SSPX Bp. Williamson, but some of you have sent me his latest message, which I look at with my emphases and comments.

ELEISON  COMMENTS CXXVII (Dec. 12, 2009) : CALMING  CONFUSION. 
It has taken three … Continue reading

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Politics and worship

In the wake of the Notre Dame scandal, I have been having discussions lately with a friend about the nexus of liturgy and politics under the eyes of St. Augustine of Hippo.
What we saw at the Notre Dame commencement … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 83: St. Augustine on the challenge of remaining faithful

In this simple PODCAzT, we will pry open St. Augustine’s sermon to newly baptized Catholics.
He talks to them about the hardships they will face in remaining faithful under the onslaught of temptations presented by the unfaithful.
In s. 376A Augustine is … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 79: Augustine on your solidarity with Christ; your voicemail

This PODCAzT, the first in a while, is a bit of a blast from the past.  I am going back, on this 1st Sunday of Lent, to the topic of the very first PODCAzT I made.
It seems appropriate.
I am learning … Continue reading

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