Daily Archives: 19 September 2012


Via the Laudator: Robert Southey (1774-1843), To a Goose: If thou didst feed on western plains of yore; Or waddle wide with flat and flabby feet Over some Cambrian mountain’s plashy moor; Or find in farmer’s yard a safe retreat … Read More

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QUAERITUR: suffering and grieving over my past life

From a reader: Lately my mind has been getting assaulted by the remembrance of my past life and all my sins; it was rooted in egoism and hedonism- not a pretty sight, and I wish it would all go away. … Read More

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“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”

Very cool… er um… hot back then.. no.. cool… but… Just read: NASA Telescopes Spy Ultra-Distant Galaxy PASADENA, Calif. — With the combined power of NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, as well as a cosmic magnification effect, astronomers have … Read More

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Whew! Pork dumplings in hot soup! That red is indeed suggestive of the flavors. The green is cilantro. Excellent. Whew! The Jasmine tea is very good. There is something in this soup I can’t put my finger on (lest it … Read More

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A note about the Mrs. Christ papyrus fragment

So another feminist opportunist of the Elaine Pagels ilk, whose purpose in life is to make money while making the lives of real scholars and real believers more difficult, is talking about a fragment of papryus which, she claims, states … Read More

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“And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character in their right hand, or on their foreheads.”

Under the entry about our obligation to attend Holy Mass, someone posted this comment (I removed it to here): I’ve always had a fantasy where I make wallet sized Catholic obligation cards.  These would have check boxes or punch boxes … Read More

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A request to readers for help

Would you say a prayer to St. Anthony for me?  I lost something important to me which I would very much like to recover. I mislaid my commonplace book, in which I have been recording quotes, occasions, writing about travels … Read More