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Mass for Fr Magin Catala in Santa Clara, California, Nov. 22

On Wednesday, November 22, the ninth annual traditional Latin Mass will be held at the tomb of the Servant of God Father Magin Catala O.F.M., known as “The Holy Man of Santa Clara”, in Mission Santa Clara, California, on the anniversary of his death. Show More Summary

LOOP: Al Franken says he won’t resign

SENATE SCANDAL  Senator Al Franken, D-MN, won’t resign his seat in the wake of an accusation that he kissed and groped a women without her consent. SENATE SCANDAL  Why can’t more Republicans back Roy Moore’s opponent,...Show More Summary

Someone make it stop

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any crazier… The past week has been filled with allegations of sexual assault against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. And then Democrat Senator Al Franken was accused (and confessed) to groping a woman in 2003, with rumors of more allegations possibly to come. In the last few [...]

LOOP: Democrat Senator shown groping TV host

SENATE SCANDAL  Democrats turned on Sen. Al Franken, D-MN, after a Los Angeles TV and radio host accused him of kissing and groping her during a USO tour in 2006. A photo of him groping her while she was sleeping caused a major uproar on social media. Franken apologized. “There’s no excuse.”  SENATE SCANDAL  Nate Silver: With [...]

Lectio brevior and the Parable of the Talents

The General Introduction to the Lectionary (GIL) has this to say about lectio brevior, or short forms of readings: In the case of certain rather long texts, longer and shorter versions are provided to suit different situations. The editing of the shorter version has been carried out with great caution. Show More Summary

Apologies for my absence!

So sorry I haven't been around much lately. It's my annual crazy time doing layout for the Worthington Direct catalog. 162 pages this year, my part takes about a month and a half with intensity increasing as we go. It will go to theShow More Summary

St Gregory the Wonderworker

On the calendar of the Extraordinary Form, today is the feast of St Gregory the Wonderworker, bishop of Neo-Caesarea in Pontus, his native city, the modern Niksar in north-central Turkey. Born around 215 AD, he and his brother Athenodorus, who also later became a bishop, intended to study law at a famous school in Beirut. Show More Summary

EF Solemn Mass to be Offered at National Catholic Youth Conference on Friday

Every two years, over 25,000 young people attend the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), which for the past three years has been held in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium and the Convention Center. This year there will be a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form offered at NCYC. Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Spectacled Caiman and a False Coral Snake

Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) and a False Coral Snake (Anilius scytale), Maria Sibylla Merian

CVRH 10: Josh Craddock, Sex and Politics, Taylor Swift, and Obamacare

The CatholicVote Radio Hour, Episode 10: The Daily Wire‘s Amanda Prestigiacomo and Emily Zanotti, and CatholicVote Political Director Joshua Mercer join host Stephen Herreid to talk about sex and politics, Taylor Swift, Nazis, and free speech, and a new bill that could double the child tax credit and repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate. Our special guest [...]

LOOP: Poll shows Moore down 12 points

SENATE SCANDAL  The Senate Republican campaign arm released a poll showing Roy Moore trailing his Democratic opponent by 12 points.  SENATE SCANDAL  Senate Republican leaders are reportedly weighing several options to keep the Alabama Senate seat in GOP hands. Show More Summary

More from the Lorenzetti Show in Siena

Following up on a post from yesterday, here is some more of the splendid work of the painter Ambrogio Lorenzetti (ca. 1290-1348), currently being shown at an exhibition in his native city of Siena. Altarpiece with Madonna and Child,Show More Summary

Bishop Serratelli’s Recent Pontifical Mass

On October 14th, His Excellency Arthur Serratelli, bishop of Paterson, New Jersey, celebrated a solemn Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form in the cathedral of St John the Baptist. I must confess that these photos were sent to me a while ago, and slipped through the cracks in the midst of a rather busy month; for the delay in posting them. Show More Summary

Ambrogio Lorenzetti Exhibition in Siena

The Italian city of Siena is currently hosting a wonderful show of works by one of her great native sons, the painter Ambrogio Lorenzetti (ca. 1290-1348). The younger brother of another very talented painter, Pietro, we know fairly little about Ambrogio’s life. Show More Summary

Well Said: Sun, Rain, and the Holy Spirit

Just as the sun shines and the day brings light, the stream irrigates the soil and rain waters the earth, so the heavenly Spirit pours himself into us. St. Cyprian of Carthage

A Beautiful Church Rebuilding in Madison, Wisconsin

From Matthew Alderman come these very nice photos of the Catholic Student Center at the Univ. of Madison, Wisconsin. Matthew himself designed the exterior at the aesthetic level (i.e. surface, not structure), the chapel architecture,...Show More Summary

EF Solemn Mass of the Presentation in New York City

On Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30 p.m., there will be sung a Solemn Traditional Latin Mass for the feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Pontifical Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in East Harlem, New York....Show More Summary

LOOP: New Senate tax plan doubles the Child Tax Credit

TAX PLAN  Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch announced a major change to the tax plan. The individual mandate to buy insurance would be gone. The tax savings from that would be used to lower the tax rates for the middle class, and double the Child Tax Credit to $2,000 per child — a policy endorsed by [...]

The Relics of St Josaphat in the Vatican

St Josaphat Kuntsevych, né John, was martyred in the year 1623 for his ardent championship of union with Rome among the Byzantine Rite Christians of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. A member of the Basilian Order, he was made bishop of Vitebsk in 1617, at the age of only 37, and archbishop of Polotsk the following year. Show More Summary

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