Daily Archives: 15 August 2011

A priest friend… EXPERIMENTING with Mass … oh… oh… oh….!

From Fr. Martin Fox of Bonfire of the Vanities: My Experimental ‘Spirit of Vatican II’ Liturgy Tonight, I did an experiment with the liturgy, in the (true) spirit of Vatican II. For the Solemnity of the Assumption, we had the … Read More

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Coins from the 1st Punic War discovered

For your Just Too Cool file, this from History blog. Divers doing an inventory of underwater archaeological sites off the coast of Pantelleria, an island in the Straights of Sicily between Sicily and ancient Carthage (modern Tunisia), have found almost … Read More

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Comfort food

I was so shaken by my account of Hignett and the Evil Professor, that I had to seek comfort food. No Mac n Cheese for me, nosirree! Shanghai Juicy Buns! Grrrrrr…. platitude cookie.

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Music and the Assumption

You might want to surf over to News.va today to listen to an mp3 by Msgr. Philip Whitmore who speaks about Palestrina, John Tavener, and about the doctrine of the Assumption of Mary, through music.  Sadly, he needed more time … Read More

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I hate this book more than any other book ever published.

While visiting a priest friend, the mighty Fr. George Welzbacher of St. Paul, one of the 5 smartest men I know and owner of nearly every book ever written, I took my ease of an evening in a comfy chair … Read More

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Look! Up in the sky! It’s a… giant balloon rosary!

Did you all by now see the giant pro-Life balloon rosary that floated over Chicago? No? Click.

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QUAERITUR: older men and priesthood

From a reader: Father, I was in the seminary 14 years ago and completed first theology. I so badly want to return to the priesthood. I wrote my bishop and vocation director 10 times and NEVER received an answer. What does … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Sunday rest from servile work for the children

From a reader: My question is, I think, pretty straightforward. One of the precepts of the Church is that we attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days, and rest from servile labor. From what I’ve read, family obligations are exempted … Read More

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A summer reminder

Summer time and early autumn may not involve a great liturgical cycle such as Advent/Christmas, Lent/Easter, during which we may be reminded to prepare for a great feast by confession. But every Sunday is a feast of precept, a Holy … Read More

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Do you have some good news?

Have any good news for the readers? You could even include some good, useful point from the sermon you heard for Sunday or for today, the Feast of the  Assumption. For my part, on Sunday evening I gathered with some … Read More


Practice makes perfect

This can be applied in some ways to the spiritual life. The acquisition of virtues is a long, arduous process.  But once one has the habits which are virtues, they can appear to be easy. [wp_youtube]PpEeoYOB3Os[/wp_youtube]

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