Daily Archives: 19 November 2011

19 November 1863: The Gettysburg Address

Four and a half months after the Battle of Gettysburg, on the afternoon of Thursday 19 November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a “few appropriate remarks” at the dedication of the cemetery for fallen soldiers. After a 13,607 word speech … Read More

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The Last Lame-Duck

From a reader: I just wanted to express my delight that I am about to go (at 6.00pm GMT here in England) to the last Mass I shall ever attend where the 1973 lame-duck translations of the propers are said. … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Mass obligation and crossing the International Date Line

From a reader: I plan a trip to New Zealand to attend a conference. Current travel plans call for leaving LAX Saturday evening. The flight crosses the international date line, and so it lands in Auckland on Monday morning. What … Read More

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QUAERITUR: “Thee” instead of “you” in the form for baptism

From a reader: I understand that there is a number of traslations of the traditional form of Baptism, which can be used instead of the Latin. However some translate the baptism as “I baptize you” while others “I baptize thee” … Read More

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