Monthly Archives: December 2005

More Moons

Polydeuces shares an orbit with Dione. It’s a small fry as far as known moons go: only about 13 by 8 miles. Here it is with the rings edge-on in the background: Here we have a shot of Hyperion. In … Continue reading

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Coming Soon

I just wanted to remind you that I’ll be back to dissecting Vatican II chapter by chapter next week. On deck is Gaudium et Spes, the second of the council’s constitutions on the Church. I don’t plan to get sidetracked … Continue reading

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Communal Reconciliation In Rome

Rock has the news: the Pope has authorized the use of form II reconciliation for St Peter’s on Tuesday night of Holy Week. Any new sedevacantist popes on the schismometer yet?

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Small Change

  The US Mint also produced three-cent coins for four decades starting in 1851. Two versions overlapped in production: a very teeny one in silver: If memory serves, this was the first US Mint issue not featuring the goddess of … Continue reading

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Vacation Over

Heading to my office for the first time in five days. I have no idea what piles of messages will be there. I have the afternoon to catch up on them, assess the mess ahead this weekend. (I don’t schedule … Continue reading

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On Liturgical Innovation

I give him credit for trying. Fr Murphy, our diocesan vicar-general, is in residence at the parish. At the two Christmas Masses at which we overlapped, he prefaced reciting the Creed with the instruction to pause and genuflect at the … Continue reading

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Some Kind of Sandwich

We’re not big bread eaters. But we did get four loaves of various kinds for Christmas, so I feel honor-bound to consume them before the ambassadors from Kingdom Fungi do, so … It’s not a very original recipe, but Brittany … Continue reading

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