Wednesday, May 30, 2012


test post

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I heard this 'through the grapevine' some months ago....

But it's great to have some confirmation......
Beatification of Cardinal Newman "imminent" Vatican says .

Friday, January 19, 2007

To clarify....
I don't drink alcoholic beverages at all, and never have. I just enjoy a good drinking song. I've never cheated or been cheated on, but can still enjoy a good 'done me wrong' song.
BTW, I'm going to try to get my rep as a steady blogger back, starting this weekend. (Real Life is getting a little more sane now...)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Catholic Carnival
is up.
The Feast of St. Luigi Scrosoppi, C.O., Priest and Founder
is today. There is information on him here.
A blessed feast day to all the Oratorians, and all members of the Congregation of Sisters of Providence, out there !
It is also the memorial of Blessed John Hewitt, Priest and Martyr, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, C.SS.R., Priest , and Blessed Bartholomew Longo,O.P., Dominican Tertiary.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord...
and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The fact that I live a loooong way from California...
usually is viewed by your Humble Scribe as a blessing. However, this week's Rat of the Week is in Sacramento.......
OK, I've fought off the irrational impulse to buy a plane ticket.....
The Memorial of Blessed Juvenal Ancina, C.O., Bishop
is today. There is information on him here.
According to the Times of London obituary, the last ecclesiastical function the Venerable took part in was a solemn triduo in honor of the beatification of Blessed Juvenal, on July 18, 19, and 20th of 1890.
The blog is back....
I'll be working on updating my links soon.....

Thursday, May 25, 2006

I'm glad that certain Native Americans...
are opposing the opening of a 'clinic' on a reservation to kill their children off before birth.
Didn't some slimeball during the Indian Wars say "The only good Indian is a dead Indian" ? It's a crying shame that a few Native Americans seem to be buying that disgusting line now...
St. Philip's Day...
is tommorow !
The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord
is today. There is information on it here and here.

The Ascension of our Lord and Saviour is an event ever to be commemorated with joy and thanksgiving, for St. Paul tells us in the text that He ascended to the right hand of God, and there makes intercession for us. Hence it is our comfort to know, that "if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and He is the propitiation for our sins." [1 John ii. 1, 2.] As the Jewish High Priest, after the solemn sacrifice for the people on the great day of Atonement, went into the Holy of Holies with the blood of the victim, and sprinkled it upon the Mercy-Seat, so Christ has entered into Heaven itself, to present (as it were) before the Throne that sacred Tabernacle which was the instrument of His passion,—His pierced hands and wounded side,—in token of the atonement which He has effected for the sins of the world.

Wonder and awe must always mingle with the thankfulness which the revealed dispensation of mercy raises in our minds. And this, indeed, is an additional cause of thankfulness, that Almighty God has disclosed to us enough of His high Providence to raise such sacred and reverent feelings. Had He merely told us that He had pardoned us, we should have had overabundant cause for blessing and praising Him; but in showing us somewhat of the means, in vouchsafing to tell what cannot wholly be told, in condescending to abase heavenly things to the weak and stammering tongues of earth, He has enlarged our gratitude, yet sobered it with fear. We are allowed with the Angels to obtain a glimpse of the mysteries of Heaven, "to rejoice with trembling." Therefore, so far from considering the Truths of the Gospel as a burden, because they are beyond our understanding, we shall rather welcome them and exult in them, nay, and feel an antecedent stirring of heart towards them, for the very reason that they are above us.

Venerable John Henry Newman, Parochial and Plain Sermons

It is also the anniversary of the ordination of Fr. Drew Morgan, C.O., to the priesthood. Ad multos annos, Fr. Drew !