PODCAzT 165: Liturgical battles lost and won… and lost; don Camillo (Part X)

In today’s PODCAzT I read just a bit of a fairly recent book by Peter Kwasniewski:

Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness: Why the Modern Age Needs the Mass of Ages


It has a foreward by the great Martin Mosebach, author of The Heresy of Formlessness (a must read, a hard read but richly rewarding).

Firstly, I could read Peter’s prose forever.  He writes with clarity and great force, which surely reflect both his deft mind and his convictions.

Next, I think we may have a Vulcan Mind-Meld going on.

And since a recently the world marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Guareschi, we have another installment about the fictional not-quite-saint don Camillo Tarocci, (+ A.D. … ?), tough guy and parish priest.

Some time ago, I began a to read stories from The Little World of Don Camillo by Guareschi.   US HERE – UK HERE

Today we hear the stories:  The Meeting and The River Bank

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  1. yatzer says:

    I discovered Don Camillo by accident in high school many years ago, but didn’t realize he was famous until a few years ago. It would be interesting to read about him now through the eyes of a senior citizen instead of a teen.

  2. jameeka says:

    This line in Peter Kwasniewski’s book (and your reading) stood out for me, referring to the Tridentine Mass:

    “In this way they do not seem to recognize the liturgy as a living icon of Christ through which we touch Him and are touched by Him, at once embracing every age of His Mystical Body and bypassing time in the immediacy of His holy presence.”

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