Daily Archives: 6 July 2007

Where the Boys Are, Strange Map Style

And the girls, too. There’s a ton of new posts at strange maps, one of my new favorite blogs. Check out this map from the February 2007 issue of National Geographic: Also economics maps, lost colonies, micronations, imagined Australia … … Continue reading

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Where’s Reggie?

Have all the traditionalists fled my web site to celebrate and sing “Te Deum?”Anybody left to correct this guy‘s Latin? The strange maps site thinks it’s ex uno plures. I think that’s right, but proper Latin grammar would lose some … Continue reading

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Sedevacantists Welcomed Back in Spokane

The Mount Saint Michael Community didn’t need a motu proprio to return to Roman Catholicism. They were received through prayer, welcome, and the charity other women religious. When Spokane Bishop William S. Skylstad invited the Missionaries of Charity to establish … Continue reading

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Not Impressed 5

“I’m not impressed by liturgical embargoes. If I had Rock’s friends, I’d leak the document, too. By the way, please don’t disturb my next nap fooling around with your cell phone camera.” Isn’t he a beautiful cat? My wife brought … Continue reading

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Still Life With Retro Radio & Turntable

I’m way out of the consumer loop, even on up-to-date stuff. At least I was till the first cell phone acquisition Monday. For Father’s Day, the women of the house gave me a cool item happily resting in my side … Continue reading

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The Embrace of Peter and Paul

I’ve been overlooking Elizabeth Lev’s classy essays on Zenit lately. Too much motu, I guess. Leap over to this piece covering the feast of Saints Peter and Paul: (T)he basilicas of the two great martyrs are decked in all their … Continue reading

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Question For The Liturgy Folks

I have the third instruction “For the Orderly Implementation of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council,” Liturgicae Instaurationes in the queue ready to go for posting. However, do you think we should take a look … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 67: Eucharistic Congresses

We reach the end of the instruction Eucharisticum Mysterium with Part III, section 6. I had it already written up, and if you’re tired of reading about my cats of my thoughts on the mp, let’s finish this off: 67. … Continue reading

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Returning to God

(This is Neil) In the earthly liturgy we take part in a foretaste of that heavenly liturgy which is celebrated in the holy city of Jerusalem toward which we journey as pilgrims, where Christ is sitting at the right hand … Continue reading

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Motumania: It’s All Rock N’ Roll

Rock gives a thorough summary of the mp, adding commentary. He reassures the blogosphere that calls to rescind his journalism credentials or his state of grace are misguided: … let me state unequivocally that no embargoes were broken from this … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 62-66: More on Exposition

Would you believe we’ve already arrived at the penultimate post on Eucharisticum Mysterium? Let’s delve into five sections that outline some principles for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 62. For brief exposition, the ciborium or monstrance should be placed on … Continue reading

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Pretty Pictures

Go to this MSNBC link for a nice selection of space images from the past month. Like a bigger version of this image of NGC 4449: image credit: STScI & ESA

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Off By Millimeters

If you’re not up to speed on your metric system, this is a correction to the known size of the Earth on the scale of your fingernail–even if it’s one that you chew. That scientists can use quasars and a … Continue reading

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