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Daily Archives: 11 November 2008
We welcome as our guest the 5th century writer Sulpicius Severus who speaks to us about St. Martin of Tours who died in 397 and also the english poet John Clare who died in 1864. Sulpicius Severus died sometime between … Read More
Bp. Trautman is still on his pogrom against the word "ineffable". The Committee on Divine Worship is recommending that they keep "ineffable" because it is an accurate translation. Trautman wants "ineffable" replaced with "divine". This is crazy stuff. At least … Read More
Fr. Richard J. Neuhaus of First Things has a very good piece online today. My emphases and comments. Obama and the Bishops By Richard John NeuhausFriday, November 7, 2008, 8:16 AM In a few days, the American bishops of the … Read More
EWTN has coverage of the USCCB meeting. They are practicing voting. Have you spotted the bishops from Florida? Have you spotted you own bishop? I suspect they will not let us watch the really interesting debates, for example, about what … Read More
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WDTPRS was born from an interest in liturgical translation. Here is a very different sense of "liturgical translation". The indefatigable liturgical eye-candy specialists over at NLM have posted some great screen captures of the translation of the relics of Ven. … Read More
From the Laudator who gets a biretta tip. "Martinmass" is the Feast of St. Martin of Tours. John Clare (written Nov. 11, 1841): ‘Tis Martinmass from rig to rig Ploughed fields and meadow lands are blea In hedge and … Read More
Thanks go out to CP of VA who, via the wish list, sent The Rhetoric of St. Augustine of Hippo: De Doctrina Christiana & the Search for Distinctly Christian Rhetoric by Richard Leo Enos & Roger Thompson, et al. Also, … Read More