Tag Archives: Horace

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On!

Yesterday, Italy beat England in soccer (football) to win the European Championship. When Italy won, the cheer in Rome was apparently so great that it showed up on seismographs that measure earthquakes. Which reminded me of one of the most … Read More

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Comet tales

This morning I am celebrating with an onion bagel and avocado, with really strong coffee in my Unreconstructed Ossified Manualist mug. Thanks to my local Ham Radio “Elmer”, last night I was finally able to get a great glimpse of … Read More

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When We are elected Pope…

We have often opined that when We are elected Pope, We shall disappear into the Apostolic Palace for lengths of time so protracted that the world will suggest that We have died.  Our Encyclicals will be brief and our Briefs … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Roman Saturday Tripe! “No tripe for the dems!”

Romans have a tradition of making great food out of the quinto quarto, the fifth fourth, that is, the parts of the animals that weren’t sold for income or were very cheap. There’s a tradition in Rome of eating tripe … Read More

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Of things canicular and stellar, haedine and sabine

We are in “the dog days of summer”. This phrase, for what is supposed to be the hottest part of the summer, believed by the ancients to be a time of bad omens, stems from the name of the bright … Read More

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Catilina a-dressing

From rogueclassicism: ante diem vii idus novembres ludi Plebeii (day 4) — the major festival in honour of Jupiter continues 63 B.C. — Cicero accuses Lucius Sergius Catilina of various misdeeds (the so-called Second Catilinarian Conspiracy) … 8 B.C. — … Read More

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First Tonsure, Minor Orders, Eye Infections and a WDTPRS POLL

The minor orders were suppressed in the Latin Church in 1972. Who knows if, down the line, through some gravitational pull exerted through the slowly increasing use of the Extraordinary Form and a greater focus on continuity with our tradition, … Read More

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Rainbow and dark morning sky

Early in the morning on the Feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter, 2006. Read More

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