Daily Rome Shot 692

Today the St. Louis Archbishops take on the Croatia Bulldogs for a playoff spot in the Pro Chess League.  Live as I write!  HERE  Thur 2:25 ZULU

Why this?

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Because when the cutters and pasters of the Consilium were cobbling up the Novus Ordo, and they were determined to force more “Eucharistic Prayers” on the Church (contrary to the mandate of the Council Fathers) Fr. Louis Bouyer and Dom Bernard Botte were charged with, as Boyer put it in his memoires, “patching up” a text with ancient elements, which they wound up taking the Apostolic Tradition of Hippolytus… because it was old and, as Bouyer put it, the there were “fanatics who were archaeologising wildly and at random”. Under great pressure, Bouyer and Botte patched up the “weird (invraisemblable) composition” which because Eucharistic Prayer II in a restaurant in Trastevere.


Black to move and win.

NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others.

Priestly chess players, drop me a line. HERE

I received my copy of

The Faith Once For All Delivered: Doctrinal Authority in Catholic Theology

This is a daring selection of essays by prominent orthodox Catholic scholars recently published by Emmaus Academic Press.

The book includes a Foreword and Introduction written by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, and an Afterword authored by Robert Cardinal Sarah. The book is edited by Father Kevin Flannery, SJ and one other person who remained anonymous.

This book is the nightmare of libs and the yammering papalatrous.

Every bishop should be tied to a chair and required to follow the text while some reads aloud the essay by R. Dodaro on sensus and consensus fidelium, what the terms really mean contrary to the notion of popular polling, etc.

US HERE – UK HERE (that’s their page, but it isn’t yet available)

Use your phone.

Some of you have asked how my mother is doing after her fall.  She is pretty banged up and in a lot of pain, but slowly improving.  And her birthday is in a couple of days.  It’s a rough patch.  I would appreciate prayers for her patience (in the strong sense of the word) and swift recovery.


In Pro Chess League ACTION… FM Alice Lee, Board FOUR of the Arch Bishops just took down a Super Grand Master of the Bulldogs. Click for larger.  Alice Lee is is THIRTEEN years old and was born in my native Minneapolis.  She also beat a GM on the Berlin Bears.

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  1. roma247 says:

    How funny…I have seen that very napkin, and I had the EXACT SAME THOUGHT. :)

  2. Kentucky Gent says:

    1…Rg1+ wins:

    2.Nxg1 h2! and black queens his h-pawn. Every chess player should know this endgame theme – knights struggle to combat rook pawns, and there are often tactics just like this available to the side with the rook pawn.

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