Daily Archives: 4 July 2012

Paladin of Souls

Lois McMaster Bujold is an award-winning author of both science fiction and fantasy. For some reason, her books have dodged my attention. On a recent trip to the library, I decided to pick out one of her best-regarded volumes, Paladin … Continue reading

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Chirograph for the Centenary of Tra Le Sollecitudini 1

Liam suggested we take a peek at this document, issued one century after Pope Pius X released his motu proprio on sacred music, Tra Le Sollecitudini. I hesitated for a bit on this. I’m not sure I want to get … Continue reading

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The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan

You may know the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem … In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. … A damsel with a dulcimer … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Maude Petre

Today is Independence Day in the US. It’s also the conclusion of the Fortnight for Freedom. In parallel, we will draw this series on worthy women to a conclusion. Thanks, all for reading and following. I’m especially appreciative for our … Continue reading

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RDCA IV, 23: Celebration of the Eucharist

A “closest harmony” concludes the Mass, according to saintly tradition: 23. After the altar has been prepared, the bishop celebrates the eucharist, the principal and the most ancient part of the whole rite,(See Pope Vigilius, Epistula ad Profuturum Episcopum 4: … Continue reading

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