Daily Archives: 26 December 2013

Settler of Cat-an

The young miss coaching Gambit on game strategy. He doesn’t think much of the resources of this game. Who needs ore, wool, grain, lumber or bricks? Where are the mice, birds, buttermilk, catnip, and tuna? Ah! Those dice.

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Mediator Dei 93-94

Pope Pius XII notes that as the faithful offer sacrifice, it is not considered a liturgical rite. Not a visible one, anyway: 93. Now it is clear that the faithful offer the sacrifice by the hands of the priest from … Continue reading

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EG 32: A Conversion of the Papacy

Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium suggests he must walk the walk, not just talk the talk: 32. Since I am called to put into practice what I ask of others, I too must think about a conversion of the papacy. It is … Continue reading

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Gold Into Iron

PrayTell’s editor translates “Christmas in the Vatican” from Der Spiegel. The higher-ups are disempowered, the state apartments are empty, velvet and silk stay in the closet – Pope Francis celebrates simply. Many in the ecclesiastical state long for the good … Continue reading

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