Daily Archives: 27 June 2012


Our dog passed away today. She was one of the best dogs: rarely barked, always protective, even of the cats. My wife and I had been monitoring her growths closely. She hasn’t been quite as enthusiastic about being outside the … Continue reading

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Funeral Vestments for Madison

I noted the discussion on PrayTell about funeral vestment colors in southern Wisconsin. That territory is well-traveled on this blog. My own sense is that the monochromatic vestments seen in too many parishes do not do justice to the Mass. … Continue reading

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Archbishop Thrown Under The Bus?

Reform2 archbishop Gus De Noia gets a position with the Ecclesia Dei commission. ¬†Word comes the same day the SSPX middle finger is leaked from the schismatic group. According to the SSPX secretary general, the pope was prepared to accept … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Hildegard of Bingen

Paralleling the USCCB Fortnight¬†for Freedom, today’s worthy woman alternative is the doctor-to-be, Hildegard of Bingen. Her apostolate as a musician and composer is the most interesting aspect of her life … to me anyway. Others admire her as a mystic, … Continue reading

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RDCA IV, 5: The Altar Honors Martyrs

Not only is the altar a sign of Christ and a locus for the Paschal meal, but the altar is, in a very real way, a memorial for martyrs to the faith. Read this section: 5. All the dignity of … Continue reading

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