Tag Archives: Divine Comedy

“O you who come to this abode of pain…”, thoughts on ‘Amoris laetitia’

Today at The Catholic Thing Robert Royal has a short and suggestive piece about sex and deception. Dante – Il Poeta  – gives him a lift.
Royal recounts teaching Dante’s Inferno, the first part of the Divine Comedy,  to students.
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WDTPRS – 2nd Ordinary Sunday (NO) & 2nd after Epiphany (TLM): We are beggars

I can’t think of a time when it was more important to beg God for mercy and aid, with bent knees, face to the ground.
In the reformed calendar, we have moved into the Time called “Ordinary”, by which we mean “ordered”, … Continue reading

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Our Rich Traditions of Ember Wednesday of Advent

Do you remember the little mnemonic poems?  “Lenty, Penty, Crucy, Lucy”, or else
“Fasting days and Emberings be
Lent, Whitsun, Holyrood, and Lucie.”
The Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after St. Lucy are the Advent Ember Days.
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WDTPRS 2nd Ordinary Sunday: the position of a beggar

In the reformed calendar, we have moved into the Time called “Ordinary”, by which we mean “ordered”, not “unexceptional”.
In the traditional calendar of the Extraordinary Form, this is the “Time through the year”, divided into time after Epiphany and after Pentecost. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 13th Sunday after Pentecost: “E ‘n la sua volontade è nostra pace!”

Today’s prayer survived the redactors to live on in the Novus Ordo as the Collect for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  It is an ancient prayer, found in the Veronese and the Gelasian Sacramentary.
COLLECT (1962MR):
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, da nobis fidei, … Continue reading

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CDF and LCWR: A “Dialogue” by Prof. Esolen. Fun and sad.

At The Catholic Thing, Anthony Esolen has a great dialogue, I use the word a little loosely, which typifies much of what the LCWR is doing in the face of the CDF’s guidance.  Let’s have a look at a little … Continue reading

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What sort of Dantesque contrapasso does this uber-PC group deserve?

You think you’ve heard nearly every stupid thing there is to hear and then someone even stupider comes along and lowers the bar again.
From the Daily Telegraph:
Dante’s Divine Comedy ‘offensive and should be banned’
The classic work should be removed from … Continue reading

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Anthony Esolen on new, corrected translation. Some of the best comments I have seen.

On ZENIT there is an interesting interview with Anthony Esolen, about whom I have written before.  For example, Prof. Esolen has translated the whole of Dante’s Divine Comedy.  When it comes to translation, this guy’s got game.
My emphases.
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PODCAzT 104: A glimpse of heaven, “the Love that moves the sun and other stars”

No eye has seen and no ear has heard what God has prepared for those who attain the bliss of heaven.
Christ has won for us the most precious gift of all: membership in the Kingdom of God.
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