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Daily Archives: 11 February 2009
The post by Mosebach got me thinking about something I have drilled at for a while now. Libs, progressivists, what ever you call them, are functioning within a blinkered paradigm. They have raised what they imagine the Council was about … Read More
People of good will will note with sorrow that three seminarians of the SSPX, attending the seminary in Ecône, were killed in an avalanche in nearby Nendaz. I urge you to pray for them and for comfort for their families, … Read More
The author of the fine The Heresy of Formlessness, Martin Mosebach, has published in Der Spiegel an essay about the lifting of the excommunications of the SSPX Bishops. I picked up this English translation here, the Society of St. Hugh … Read More
To those sending me obtuse e-mail filled with indignation that the POPE would rehabilitate a HOLOCAUST DENIER!, I offer these comments. To those journalists and columnists out there who are grinding their gears over this issue, please pay attention. Please … Read More
WHAT: CUA Lecture: "Which Liturgy Is the Church’s Liturgy"? WHEN: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12WHERE: The Catholic University of AmericaEdward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room620 Michigan Ave., N.E.Washington, D.C. DETAILS: Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin, dean and Walter J. Schmitz … Read More
From a reader: In my experience when Masses are celebrated with a children’s choir or a teen band it seems that the focus of the Liturgy shifts from the Sacrifice of the Mass to the children that are singing or … Read More
Brace yourselves. In the week’s ahead, as we move into Lent, enemies of the Pope will no doubt remember that he changed the Good Friday prayer for Jews in the 1962MR. Then the whole anti-Jewish thing will have another round … Read More
From a reader: According to a good friend of mine at Notre Dame, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be celebrating Easter Mass two weeks before Easter, so that it can be taped and broadcast on NBC on Easter … Read More
The always interesting Sandro Magister presents us with a piece on the Church in China. I am sure you will be shocked that the "openness" of the Olympic facade might not have been entirely genuine. Let’s have a look with … Read More
Last night I made melanzane alla parmigiana, that’s eggplant. I found eggplant on sale for $1.39 each and thought I could get a couple meals out of them. I also wanted to see how fast I could put it together. … Read More
From Camille Paglia‘s latest: Money by the barrelful, by the truckload. Mountains of money, heaped like gassy pyramids in the national dump. Scrounging packs of politicos, snapping, snarling and sending green bills flying sky-high as they root through the tangled … Read More