Daily Archives: 5 January 2017

“Let y’all know!” The “Noveritis” Epiphany chant announcement of 2017’s liturgical dates

Someone posted a printable image of the Noveritis (“Let y’all know”) in Gregorian chant notation for the singing of the liturgical dates for 2016 which takes place at Epiphany after the Gospel.  Find it over there. BE WARNED: At that site is … Read More

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ZUHLIO RETURNS! “Cardinal Kasper Will Accompany Me”

It is my pleasure to release at long last the super ultra exclusive new hit from the always backward-looking performance artist Zuhlio! I had note from Zuhlio, who has been pensive of late: I’ve been pensive of late. Just ponder about the great contributions … Read More

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Just For Fun

Here is a detail of a work now in Boston dating to about 1340 by Barna da Siena, The Mystical Marriage of St. Catherine.   At the bottom, there are depicted a few saints, including this lovely rendering of St. Margaret beating … Read More

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The Vatican v. The Knights of Malta – High Drama – UPDATE

UPDATE 5 Jan 2017: The UK publication The Tablet (aka The Pill) claims to have seen letters indicating that Pope Francis did not want the Albrecht von Boeselager thrown out as Grand Chancellor and then suspended from the Order. Their headline… just … Read More

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“…the language demons fear the most…”

At Catholic Gentleman we find an interview with “Mixed Martial Arts” fighter, Bas Rutten.  Biretta tip to a reader –   o{]:¬) In the interview we find: 14. You say frequently, “Deo gratias!” This is Latin for “Thanks be to God.” … Read More

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Gregorian chant CD from the Benedictine Abbey of Fontgombault

I’ve have visited the Benedictine Abbey of Fontgombault a couple times, though not for many years.   Clear Creek in these USA is a daughter house of Fontgombault. The Monastic Choir of the Abbey Notre Dame de Fontgombault have issued … Read More

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Vigil of Epiphany: Blessing of Epiphany Water

Wonderful customs come with the Feast of the Epiphany.  Real Epiphany is 6 January, by the way. On Epiphany we can bless gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Please bring all your spare, unblessed myrrh to your priest… and your gold.  Bring … Read More

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A wonderful photo to cheer you up

One of the best things I’ve seen for a while. A moving truck near the White House. Biretta tip to Pamela Geller –   o{]:¬) Meanwhile, in just a few short days…

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Clericalism: bad and good

At The Catholic Thing there is a post today by Fr. Mark Pilon about clericalism. I am for clericalism.  That is to say, I am for good, beneficial clericalism.  I am against bad clericalism.   Both Pilon and I make distinctions.  Here … Read More

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