Daily Archives: 18 July 2017

200 years ago: Jane Austen – RIP: a date of “note”

200 hundred years ago today, one of the great writers of the 19th c. died.  Jane Austen. I read today that the UK unveiled a new £10 note, printed on polymer, at Winchester Cathedral where the novelist is buried. A … Read More

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And now for something completely different….

Each year I try to watch a lot of the Tour de France and some of Wimbledon. At the risk of making some Jesuits jealous, I have to post this.  

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Prayer Request – Thomas Peters

UPDATE 18 July: Thomas let me know that they are praying in a special way to Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of St. Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. So, those two are already canonized (2015).  I was thinking that they might be asking … Read More

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Archbp. Chaput responds to Jesuit Fr. Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro and La Civiltà Cattolica

UPDATE: One of you readers caught this and posted in the combox. Comment: To submit a reply to Archbishop Chaput’s column, the anti-spam quiz currently is “What is 2 plus 2?” Very shrewd. This will prevent Fr. Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro … Read More

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PODCAzT 154: Card. Sarah in La Nef on 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

Recently the great Robert Card. Sarah had a piece in the French magazine La Nef.  Only fragments were out on the interwebs.   I eventually got my hands on the entire thing in French.  I now also have a translation … Read More

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Updates on Challenge Coins, Gregorian Masses, Birettas, blog nuts and bolts

Firstly, I am having a great time with my Challenge Coins.  I’ve been sending them out to a select group of military, LEOs, and others, including NASA and CIA types.  I’m getting notes back that they’ve been received.  I have … Read More

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Mass “facing the people” and priest control freaks

The other day I had the privilege of meeting with a group of the Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulcher to talk about the Novus Ordo, the TLM and so forth. In talking about celebration of Mass I brought … Read More

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