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Daily Archives: 23 October 2008
People are gathering! After a tough night of blogniking… it is time for supper. Off to the Capital Grill, which I understand is good for fending off starvation.
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When clergy of a more traditional stripe get together, what do they do besides tour battlefields, have some decent meals and have some laughs? Why, they look at old missals, of course. I had the chance to look at an … Read More
I believe we have locked down the time and place for the Philadelphia blognic. I can be at the Irish Pub at 20th & Walnut in the Rittenhouse Square area Thursday evening, 23 October, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Other bloggers and … Read More
The other day Father Pasley of Mater Ecclesiae and I visited Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg. I posted a few little shots from my phone, since I had internet trouble there…. par for the ecclesial course. This week in … Read More
At NLM they are taking a breather from beautiful photos for some very useful observations about something I am sure many of you have experienced. What to do when a move has been made in your parish, your community, wherever, … Read More
Recently the Canons at St. John Cantius in Chicago had a great celebration for their feast of St. John Cantius on 20 October. They offered a Latin Holy Hour, a Solemn High Mass (1962 Missale Romanum) and Solemn Vespers (1962 … Read More
The online vendor of the Vatican publisher and bookstore the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, a site called paxbook.com , has a list of its bestsellers for October 2008. Here is a glimpse: ACTUAL BESTSELLER LIST October 2008 1. Ordo. Missae … Read More
You might pop over to Standing On My Head and read about Fr. Longenecker’s new project: a book about the romantic side of Catholicism. Here is a little excerpt of his entry, which nods in the direction of WDTPRS. I … Read More