Daily Archives: 21 July 2011

God loveth a cheerful giver.

Hoc autem qui parce seminat parce et metet et qui seminat in benedictionibus de benedictionibus et metet.  Unusquisque prout destinavit corde suo non ex tristitia aut ex necessitate hilarem enim datorem diligit Deus.  2 Cor 9:6-7. I saw this video … Read More

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Card. Burke: Vatican puppetmaster?

From Italian journalist Marco Tosati on the Vatican Insider of the Italian daily La Stampa comes this. Raymond Leo Burke, the “great puppeteer” of American appointees The appointment of Chaput to the Diocese of Philadelphia confirms Burke’s role as the … Read More

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QUAERITUR: How to get a user icon/image/avatar for comments?

From a reader: I notice that some commenters have a icon or photo next to their handle. How does one go about acquiring this? Do you have to order a certain tonnage of Mystic Monk? Yes.  That exactly right.  The … Read More

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Countering “woolly-minded relativism” with Classical Studies

I recently posted about a new liberal arts college for England. Thanks to rogueclassicism I found an article on the site of Times Higher Education which will be of interest to many of you.  My emphases and comments. Reading Aristotle … Read More

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I want one

From FNC comes this great story. Terrafugia Flying Car Cleared for Landing in US A flying car retailing for $227,000 could be on roads in a matter of months — and customers are already lining up to be the first … Read More

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26 July – Feast of Grandparents

On the last page of today’s L’Osservatore Romano, at the very bottom corner of the page, there is a note about “Celebrations in the Vatican” which caught my eye.  At the parish church of the Vatican, St. Ann, on the … Read More

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Bp. Nickless (D. Sioux City) issues guidelines for Communion under both kinds and also EMHC’s

I have written before about His Excellency Most Rev. R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City.   You may remember his outstanding pastoral letter. Bp. Nickless has issued Guidelines and Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion Under both … Read More

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Of Robocop and Great Caesar’s Ghost!

This is a cool story about a cool coin.  From The History Blog. Robocop’s Brutus Coin for sale One of the first entries I ever wrote for this here blog back in June of 2006 was about an EID MAR … Read More

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