Daily Archives: 27 May 2015

Christological well… not quite… Edulcorated Goldfinch Alert!

Long time readers here have seen my shots of Christological Goldfinches from Medieval and Renaissance paintings and statues snapped during my museum visits. Here is a detail from one I shot in the Louvre a while back by the Master of … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Father wears the chasuble for everything he does

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it appropriate or allowed for a priest to wear a chasuble while hearing confessions, baptizing babies or other non Mass functions?  Some priests seem to always wear a chasuble for everything while others wear an … Read More

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Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane – wonderful things happening!

I received a note from Fr. Robinson of the little church in Maiden Lane near Covent Garden in London, Corpus Christ.  Father has quite the restoration project going and it is worthy of notice by everyone. I also remind the … Read More

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New Chant CD from the outstanding Benedictine Monks of Norcia! (And a note about a pilgrimage.)

Here is some great news.  The wonderful Benedictine Monks in Norcia, Italy (they make the best beer you may ever have), are releasing a new Gregorian Chant CD on 2 June.  It is available for pre-sale now. Click HERE It is … Read More

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Of snakes and Ireland

From the often amusing Eye of the Tiber: Ireland Approves Reentry Of Snakes Into Country By Popular Vote Ireland overwhelmingly approved a referendum to allow “snakes” back in the country on Saturday, becoming the first country in the world to … Read More

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Ireland… What is Ireland?

At Crisis I saw something about what the Irish did that serves as a pretty good summary.  The whole thing is HERE. This is a sample: […] Some scholars tell us that the gothic genre of story-telling grew up as … Read More

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Sign up for ‘Summorum Pontificum’ Pilgrimage to Rome with Fr. Z (19-29 October)

I want to bring to your attention the upcoming annual Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to Rome 19-29 October.   It is handled by Orbis Catholicus and my friend John Sonnen.  I will be going, as chaplain.  That means TLMs everyday and probably some … Read More

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IMPORTANT: Closed pre-Synod planning session held, “shadow council”

Here’s a disturbing report about how the upcoming Synod is being shaped.  There is a lot to read here, but take time to do it.  This is important. From CNA and Le Figaro with my emphases and comments: Rome, Italy, May 26, 2015 … Read More

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