It has been a busy day.
Here is one reason:
And because the Mac using PC snarkers have chimed in, I have started a “Get a Mac” fund.
Here are some recent posts:
- Fr. Fessio on what Pope Benedict really said: USEFUL ANALOGY ALERT – IMPORTANT
- HUGE GLOBAL POPE NEWS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE AND MEANINGFULNESS
- QUAERITUR: Dispensation for Americans to eat meat on Friday after Thanksgiving?
- The Pope knew what he was setting off – IMPORTANT
- A good clarification about the Pope’s comment on condoms
- Notes about Vatican Press conference for Pope’s new book interview
- England: number of seminarians rises
- L’Osservatore Romano as origin of the maelstrom: Ed Peters opines
- Could SSPX Bp. Williamson be expelled from the SSPX?
- Document on the implementation of Summorum Pontificum
- Silver Trumpets in St. Peter’s
- What Did The Pope Really Say?
- Thinking about not thinking about the Pope, the press and condoms
- QUAERITUR: Can a deacon preach at a TLM?
- The Pope did not endorse the use of condoms
I came home to a stack of boxes. People have been at my wishlist!
Thanks to MC who sent some Verjus, which is used in medieval recipes. BH sent San Marzano tomatoes, which are very welcome. PS of WA sent a copy of the English translation of the Manual of Indulgences. I use the Latin most of the time, but this is helpful for a reference. JL sent Fr. Marvin O’Connell’s history of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Pilgrims to the Northland. I look forward to reading of the Catholic roots of my native place. AK sent Geoffrey Hull’s Banished Heart: Origins of Heteropraxis in the Catholic Church. It will be a long read, I think, but useful. The sender asked prayers. Maybe stop and say a prayer for AK? Another PS sent network AC power controller, which I apply in a creative way once I get my other tech problem solved. CS sent Translating Tradition: A Chant Historian Reads Liturgiam Authenticam by Peter Jeffrey as well as a non-stick popover pan for when I make Yorkshire puddings. Thanks! I wasn’t wholly convinced by my last batch. JK of Ireland sent The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook by David Gitlitz, a very light paperback which would not weigh down a walker.
And many have used the donation button on the side bar and some posts to help feed the birds and keep the blog going. Many thanks. The birds were not particularly well-fed while I was away, I’m afraid. I filled the feeders this morning and – after a little while – they started swooping in and chowing down with some vigor. I think there will be a feed sale, btw.
Furthermore, thanks to everyone who continues to help the Wyoming Carmelites by buying Mystic Monk Coffee. Refresh your coffee supply! Annoy liberals. Help some monks.
I want to remind you also of the Oremus pro Pontifice things, which will be useful to spur conversations as the present Condom Conundrum controversy develops.
Once again, thanks to all of you who have supported this blog project and everything else. I remember benefactors in my prayers.
On Thanksgiving Day (Thursday) I will say Mass for your intention.