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Daily Archives: 18 September 2009
The Latin text of the Holy Father’s encyclical Caritas in veritate is now available in LATIN on the Vatican website. PROOEMIUM 1. Caritas in veritate, quam sua terrestri vita ac potissimum suam per mortem et resurrectionem testificatus est Iesus Christus, … Read More
Just when you think the dissidents can’t veer farther into fantasy comes this knee slapper from Sr. Joan and the Usual Suspects. Notice how I don’t even have to give her last name or the name of the publication? She … Read More
Watching the destruction of education in the US and elsewhere should be sufficient to prove that throwing lots of money at a project doesn’t always produce results. Here is a great story. The $150 Edge-of-Space Camera: MIT Students Beat NASA … Read More
I really like this story from the National Catholic Register: Emma Watson Meets Her Pope Posted by Tim Drake Thursday, September 17, 2009 5:24 AM Last Wednesday, 7-year-old Emma Watson of Craigmont, Idaho, finally got her wish to meet Pope … Read More
From a reader: Good morning, Father. Reading your comments on the importance of revitalizing the liturgy put me in mind of the comments of John Adams, who later became the second president of the United States. Adams was rather a … Read More
My friend John L. Allen, the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded correspondent of the ultra-lefty dissenting National Catholic Reporter is a good analyst. In his weekly Friday letter he drills into the upcoming talks that are soon to begin between the SSPX … Read More
I picked this up from the young Papist. It is a photo screaming for a good caption. "OHHHHK-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain…" Karaoke Night at the Synod.
From a priest reader: I have a question for you or your readers. Do you think that the Missae Gregorianae can be offered for the living? I have found this custom here in Barcelona, amongst some of the OF … Read More
Do you remember what Hamlet told Polonius about the players when they come to Elsinore? Good my lord, will you see the players wellbestowed? Do you hear, let them be well used; forthey are the abstract and brief chronicles of … Read More
I have written about Loome’s Theological Bookstore in Stillwater, MN. I just had a tantalizing photo from the fellow who owns the place… and it was meant to be tantalizing. This is part of the liturgical section. I was told … Read More