Such an Inveteracy As Justifies My Suspicion

Saturday, the 10th of June, 15 Geo. III. 1775. A Meſſage from the Council by Mr Blair: Mr Speaker,     His Excellency, the Governor, hath deſired the Preſident to communicate to this Houſe his anſwer to the joint Addreſs of the Council and the Houſe of Burgeſſes, preſented Yeſterday to his Excellency; and he preſented […]

As Confidently As If Italy Were in Ireland

Bernard Adams, born in Middlesex [in] 1566, was at 17 years of age admitted scholar of Trinity College, Oxford; and elected fellow five years after. When master of arts, he was by favour of the lord-lieutenant, consecrated [Protestant] bishop of Limerick in 1604; and by a dispensation kept the see of Kilfenore with it to […]

I Stretch My Eye Across the Brine

198. Then Columcille and his household departed from Erin, and this is the number they were: twenty bishops, two score priests, thirty deacons, and two score sons of learning that had not yet the rank of priest or deacon, as the poet, even Dallan Forgaill, hath said in this quatrain: Forty priests their number. Twenty […]

Gregorian Masses of Cormac mac Airt

On a time that Columcille was walking by the side of the river that is called the Boyne, the skull of a man was sent to him. And Columcille and the saints marvelled at the size of that skull, for it was far greater than the skulls of the folk of that time. Then said […]

Do Thou Assoil Me and Give Me the Sacrament

On a certain day Columcille was going to Tara of the Kings, and by adventure he met Bee mac De, the druid of Diarmaid mac Cerbail, King of Erin. And Bee had the gift of prophecy from God, albeit he was a druid, and he had made no false prophecy ever. But Columcille had foretold […]

Archbishop Lefebvre Himself

[T]he heart of Archbishop Lefebvre himself would have been melted by the entire liturgical effect. Fr. John Hunwicke on the newly-approved Ordinariate Ordo Missæ Vigil Mass to be debuted on the eve of Advent Sunday at the Church of the Holy Rood in Oxford. * * * Fr. Hunwicke has evidently resumed blogging at Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual […]

Pills of White Mercury

“Streets of Laredo” (Roud 2), also known as the “Cowboy’s Lament”, is a famous American cowboy ballad in which a dying cowboy tells his story to a living one. Derived from the English folk song “The Unfortunate Lad,” it has become a folk music standard, and as such has been performed, recorded and adapted numerous times, with many variations. The old-time cowboy Frank […]