Tag Archives: Horace

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. — … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Rainbow and dark morning sky

Early in the morning on the Feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter, 2006. Continue reading

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