Daily Archives: 2 November 2021

Litany For The Deceased

Image credit: Liam, personal photo, from the Old North Burying Ground, Massachusetts. I know there are older versions of the Litany for the Deceased, but this one is particular to the Vigil for the Roman Rite, and is most often … Continue reading

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CDWDS Decree on Magnum Principium 20: Faithfulness

A short post today. The CDWDS outlines the threefold principle of faithful preparation of ritual books: 20. Can. 838, § 3 requires the Episcopal Conferences to “faithfully prepare versions of the liturgical books in vernacular languages”. The adverb faithfully implies … Continue reading

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Fake Noon Coming To My State

I see Minnesota politicians agree on one more clock change in 2022, then stop the falling back and springing forward. Sleep disruption beckons for oppressed US inhabitants again this weekend. It’s not as bad as the forced early waking and … Continue reading

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On my way to get a booster shot yesterday, I ran across a medical opinion piece from my friend Jeffrey Tucker’s libertarian confreres. It wasn’t at that link–the piece disappeared from my news feed. (Apparently, my internet corporate masters figured … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 14: Disobedience to God

Continuing to look at the Mystery of Sin (numbered sections 14-18), Pope John Paul II dedicates most of that first section to the notion of Disobedience to God. Perhaps the impulse to provide for one’s children and the weaker members of … Continue reading

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