Your yellow Sun rose today at 7:18 and will set at 18:35, while no one will hear the Ave Maria bell at 18:45.
There was a conference yesterday at the Angelicum (the Dominicans’ university) about John Henry Newman. The line up of speakers was good. The talk I was the most interested in hearing was by Australian professor Tracey Rowland, who spoke about Newman’s “idea of the university”. She was, as you might expect, excellent. Her presentation was laden with acerbic and accurate comparisons to the present state of affairs in Catholic universities.
If you haven’t read Rowland’s work I recommend it highly.
Try her terrific book Catholic Theology. US HERE – UK HERE This book is a status quaestionis work, explaining the state of theology is being taught, the different strains and schools, where they came from, who their exponents are. It is supremely helpful. In her section on Liberation Theology, she dedicates a portion to Bergoglio. She “situates” him. Ouch.
A shot of the church at the Angelicum.
And… in case you forgot where you are.
The hall where the talks were presented.
I was happy to sit with my friends Robert Royal and Fr. Murray. The latter came for the canonization and also a book presentation tomorrow: Bp. Schneider’s new offering which I wrote about
Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph Over the Darkness of the Age
Inside the church at the Angelicum. They had exposition… strange business. A dominican was seated behind the picnic table upon which the Blessed Sacrament was exposed, singing and reading loudly into a microphone, thus blasting himself in to the consciousness of every person present.
Last night I said a Requiem Mass for “Supertradmum”. May she rest in peace.
I was taken to supper at a place I haven’t been. Our evening was conducted in a mixture of English, Italian and mostly French, with Paix Liturgique folks.
A sunny egg with shavings of truffle.
I rigatoni con la pajata.
A mixed meat platter.
Ossobuco. Overdone but tasty. There were several small bones rather than one big one.
Other than that, I did some reading, some laundry and some tidying.
COLD REPORT: The head is clearing a little, but I still have a cough going.
Tomorrow I may have a couple great moments with The Great Roman to report.
Oh yes… John Henry Newman is to be canonized. On 13 October, anniversary of Fatima. At least his feast will be on 9 October.