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A Little Perspective

By | July 8, 2012

World War II to Woodstock: 24 years Woodstock to now: 43 years World War II was ancient history to the kids at Woodstock. The heady days of “Post-Vatican II” experimentation, to the current younger generation, would be the equivalent of 1926 (43 years before) to the Woodstock generation. And the liberal communities (stuck in the… Read More »

Mariological Society of America

By | May 28, 2012

I just attended the annual meeting of the MSA at Mount Angel Abbey in Portland, Oregon. The long travel there and back was a bit tiring, but it was a beautiful place to have such a meeting, and there were a number of good talks. I particularly liked Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s presentation on the Mariology… Read More »

Karate Kid and Not Succeeding

By | May 7, 2012

Kevin O’Brien at his blog, Theater of the Word Incorporated referenced an article called “How The Karate Kid Ruined the Modern World” by David Wong. The article talks about how becoming the best is not all that easy, and sometimes people think they will become the best and bet on it by buying lots of… Read More »

Facebook and I

By | April 22, 2012

I decided to deactivate my Facebook account. It was quite a time-waster. This will definitely help the activity on this blog, which has become rather quiet (radio silence, of sorts).

An old poem (122 years old, in fact)

By | January 25, 2012

“Tota Pulchra Es.” THOU art all fair, O Mother blest! In thee is found no stain; Thou’rt purer far than whitest crest That decks the troubled main. Thy soul no taint did ever bear Of imperfection’s shade; And Satan never counted there The blots his wiles had made. First creature formed since Adam’s fall Who… Read More »

Gelasian Sacramentary Online

By | November 3, 2011

For all liturgical historians, you can look at a copy of the Gelasian Sacramentary. The Roman Canon is on page 234. You will notice it is very similar to the present Canon. The Sacramentary is from the 8th century. Yes, some of these prayers have been prayed for quite a while.

Back to the Marian Library

By | June 15, 2011

I’m headed back (after some vacation) to the Marian Library in Dayton, Ohio, to take some classes. I love going to that place. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I refer you to the following old entry from the blog: Marian Library.

When CBN had lots of old shows on.

By | April 25, 2011

Way back in the mid 1980’s I was introduced to a plethora of old TV shows via CBN (“The Family Channel”). They were played overnight (on weekends, I believe). Over the years, some of these shows have appeared again and some are rather difficult to find. Here are the ones I remember: George Burns and… Read More »

Cleaning Up the Blog

By | November 17, 2010

I’ve deleted a few posts. The blog definitely needs some direction. At this point, I wish to return to a theme the blog has taken from time to time: Good (and Old) Catholic Novels. I first mention Dion and the Sibyls. The “Dion” mentioned is Dionysius the Areopagite. He will become the first bishop of… Read More »