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Right now I am working my way through the fascinating Trent: What Happened at the Council by John O’Malley. [US HERE – UK HERE] Not exactly the most conservative of scholars, but he has done his homework. It gives me a new view of that important Council and a new view of Paul V (Farnese).
Because it is 9/11…
Fr Francis Grogan, this Catholic priest was on one of the planes that was hijacked on 9/11. He heard confessions until the crash. pic.twitter.com/gn6KeRTOh4
— Sachin Jose (@Sachinettiyil) September 11, 2022
This would have been an occasion for general absolution, I think.
Say a prayer for this priest. I suspect there wasn’t another priest on the plane to give him absoluion.
Don’t ever take the sacraments for granted. GO TO CONFESSION when you know you have to as well as regularly. You just don’t know. Hence, the Church’s perennial prayer in the Litany – too seldom prayed, alas –
A subitanea et improvisa morte, libera nos, Domine.
From a sudden and unprovided death, save us, O Lord.
And in Chess news…
— Grand Chess Tour (@GrandChessTour) September 10, 2022
Yesterday a couple readers jumped in with solutions. Yay!
White to move and win material.