Make Old Scott the First Victim

Letter From a Georgia Lady. We have been favored, by a venerable gentleman of this city, with the following extract of a letter from his niece, now living in Georgia, which fully shows the spirit which animates the matrons of the South, and evidences that they are the worthy descendants of the women of ’76: […]

Pray for the Holy Father

The reckless (re-) abandonment of the regal and distinguishing appurtenances of the papal office, whatever the motivation, is not a true or practical humility. It debases the Petrine ministry and office and compromises the mission of the Ecclesia Catholica in the world. Nevertheless and always, oremus pro pontifice nostro Francisco: Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet […]

The Ordinariates Unnecessary?

Here’s a snippet of a story emailed to me by a friend. I’m not sure what, if anything, can be made of this, or even that the report of a former Anglican bishop can be trusted. Anyway, it’s posted here for what it’s worth. h/t to my moderator friend at Rorate Caeli. * * * […]

God with Me Lying Down

Dia liom a laighe Dia liom ag eirigh, Dia liom anns gach rath soluis, Is gun mi rath son as aonais, Gun aon rath as aonais. Criosda liom a cadal, Criosda liom a dusgadh, Criosda liom a caithris, Gach la agus oidhche, Gach aon la is oidhche. Dia liom a comhnadh Domhnach liom a riaghladh, […]

A Council Apart

I would now like to add yet a third point: there was the Council of the Fathers – the real Council – but there was also the Council of the media. It was almost a Council apart, and the world perceived the Council through the latter, through the media. Thus, the Council that reached the people […]

Having Tried Them Both

“Oh, I see;” said the Tin Woodman. “But, after all, brains are not the best things in the world.” Have you any?” enquired the Scarecrow. No, my head is quite empty,” answered the Woodman; “but once I had brains, and a heart also; so, having tried them both, I should much rather have a heart.” […]