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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Flotsam and jetsam

Karl Marx, of all people, won the Great Philosophers poll, with a suspiciously high share of the votes. Hear him discussed on In Our Time.

The Catholic Herald this week - not available online - has an article on Catholic blogs, which inexplicably (ahem) fails to mention Laodicea. (Indeed, it gives no indication that St Blog's has any non-American members, and looks like the fruit of, ooh, a good half-hour's research; but that's just an over-inflated ego talking. After all, my blog posts are the result of, ooh, a good three minutes' thought... )It recounts Fr Sibley's 'Liberals are Bad' lesson (I'm still not quite sure what to make of that, to be honest); and the Curt Jester and Shrine of the Holy Whapping are deservedly picked out for particular mention.

The Secret in the Tridentine Mass for today is particularly beautiful, so, for anyone who missed it:

Concede nobis, quaesumus, Domine, haec digne frequentare mysteria: quia, quoties huius hostiae commemoratio celebratur, opus nostrae redemptionis exercetur. Per Dominum...

Grant to us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may worthily frequent these Mysteries: for as often as the memorial of this Victim is celebrated, the work of our Redemption is wrought, Through our Lord...

(Translation from this edition.)