Tag Archives: Japan

ACTION ITEM! Prayers for the late Fr. Augustin Toshio Ikeda, chaplain of Traditional Latin Mass in Tokyo

Dear readers, I earnestly request your prayers for the repose of the soul of a great priest, extremely important to his flock in Japan, Fr. Augustin Toship Ikeda. I met Fr. Ikeda during my last trip to Tokyo, in January. … Continue reading

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TOKYO – Day 4-8: Woodblocks, Chow and Fuji

The adventure to Tokyo has wrapped up, and the long flight home endured. I thought some of you might like a few more images. First, I am a bit of a sucker for Tokyo subway posters. I marvel at them. … Continue reading

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16th c. Samurai, martyr, advanced closer to beatification

I like this story.  From CNA: This sword-wielding Samurai just moved closer to sainthood! Vatican City, Jan 23, 2016 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The martyrdom of a 16th-century Samurai who died for his Catholic faith was approved this week … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Who knows what happens to your lost stuff!

I can’t help but post this because it is JUST TOO COOL. A 4th c. Gallo-Roman chariot wheel was found intact in the Rhone River! HERE Remarkable. In other news, from Archeology… KASHIHARA, JAPAN—A dark blue dish and a clear painted … Continue reading

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Very cool: Ancient Roman stuff found in a 5th century tomb in Japan

For your Just Too Cool file comes this from the History Blog: Roman jewelry found in ancient Japanese tomb Two glass beads that bear the characteristics of Roman craftsmanship have been found in a 5th century tomb in Nagaoka, near … Continue reading

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The Debt Crisis: Washington’s Kabuki Dance and “NO!” Play

The debt crisis is likened to a Washington Kabuki dance. Oh yah? Let’s just see if it is anything like. In the first video below we have a kabuki presentation of the debt crisis. President Obama appears, with aides, Daley … Continue reading

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Seminarians learning to cook

I have often opined that seminarians should be given workshops concerning some basic skills, such as some fundamental sewing, accounting, laundry, and most importantly… cooking. Many priests must live alone and the days of the old-fashioned housekeeper may be gone … Continue reading

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We do not know the day or the hour.

We do not know the day or the hour. I had seen this video before, but Patrick Madrid posted it on his page. It reminds me of in our Latin Church we sometimes pray about living amidst the vicissitudes of … Continue reading

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PRAYER ALERT – Japan: new explosion at reactor

There was a new explosion at one of the reactors in Japan and reports are in that 2.7 meters of a rod are exposed.  They are not able, apparently, able to get enough water in to cool the rods.  Temperatures … Continue reading

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Will you, with me, pray in a special way for the people of Japan?  I think we would do well to offer additional penances for their intention. Perhaps your Stations of the Cross tonight?  Your Friday penance?

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Urakami Soboro Bento: food from the time of persecution

During my recent stay in NYC I found a nice clean little Japanese restaurant about a block from the rectory with great food and very low prices.  I don’t eat Japanese very often, but every once in a while.   Here … Continue reading

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Dust up in Japan over new translation

In the UK’s weekly liberal fishwrap The Tablet (aka The Pill aka RU486) there is a note about a tussle over the new translation in Japan. JAPAN JAPAN’S BISHOPS have clashed with the Vatican in an effort to keep their … Continue reading

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