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Easter Vigil in Heiligenkreuz

I Celebrated the Easter Vigil in Pfaffstätten this year, but Franziska and Franz Besau were in Heiligenkreuz, and kindly sent me some photos:

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London Diary – Boat Race on Thames and Pub Crawl

Mar 19, 2016

Rowing is a popular sport in UK and I, will get to have a proper experience on this very day.

Thames is the setting for multiple boat races during the year, taking place today is… 388 more words


Paraprosdokian in Funeral Sermons

Fr. Paul Scalia’s sermon at the recent funeral of his father, Justice Antonin Scalia, was an excellent model of what a funeral sermon should be— both as rhetoric and as theology. 457 more words

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Ember Days in the EF and OF

A few days ago was the Ember Wednesday of Lent. I happened to say two Masses on that day— one in the “extraordinary form” (1962 Missal), and one according to “ordinary form” (German translation of 1974). 668 more words

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Life as a Long Lenten Fast

The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them; then on that day they will fast. (Mark 2:20)

The days when the bridegroom is taken from us have now come.

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We Have Seen His Glory: a Response to a Certain Philosophical Rejection of the Christian Faith

In a guest post on Artur Rosman’s blog last year, I wrote that I could no more abandon Catholicism than I could “kill my parents with my bare hands and eat their flesh.” But of course “let him who thinks he is standing see to it that he does not fall.” There is nothing absolutely impossible about my falling away from the Faith. 1,629 more words

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