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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Papist Progress - don't get left behind!

You draggers of feet and lazy who have not yet bothered to move your bookmarks and update links ... I know you're out there, I can see you clicking through to our new home from this old page ...

Saturday, June 16, 2007

New Home!

We are moving, because I say so. I can't be having with the faff of cookie clashes between the login for blogger and my real-life gmail account. Now I've tried it a bit I've found that Wordpress is actually a bit of a pain for posting, but hey, we can always move back. Huge hassle to move the links and so on, but niver mind.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Motu Proprio - The Home Straight?

Monday, June 11, 2007

Insights into the Papal mind...

A Central European friend rang me yesterday. She had been speaking to an learned friend of hers who recently spoke to the Holy Father. The Pope said that the Motu Proprio 'has already been on my desk several times' and that he too is surprised it is all taking so long. I'm not sure if this is good news or bad news or what 'on my desk several times' might mean.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

My sister emailed me this....

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Retitling Austen

Ukok tagged us to do this thing where you mix up half of one title and half of another. Um.

Journal of Laodicea

Notices of Books

New edition of Jane Austen's masterful little early piece, Essence and Existence.

Thomas Aquinas werkliste; An opusculum recently confirmed as authentic, its clearly English provenance revolutionising Thomistic biography; De Superbia et Opinio Preiudicata.

Recently published;
  • Eamonn Alcott's groundbreaking study of '68 in the light of the postwar women's lib movement, drawing on detailed archival domestic documentation and personal reminiscence, The Stripping of the Women.
  • Louise M. Duffy's account of the religious revolution that began around the same time as it was experienced by the Catholic in the pew, Little Altars.

Not very good, but the best I could come up with.

Exercise. 1) Write some more. 2) Translate Sense and Sensibility into scholasticese.(Just the title, silly.)

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Living Scotland - 5pm Saturday 2nd June 2007

Philip Robinson

Slippery Slopes
Good or bad arguments against euthanasia?

With Sung Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Celebrant: Fr. Neil Ferguson O.P.

5pm Saturday 2nd June 2007

St Andrew's Catholic Church

Belford Road, Ravelston


Thursday, May 31, 2007

Separated at birth...

I was watching the BAFTAs the other day (coz my little sister made me) and I was astounded to discover that Richard Curtis CBE producer of such saccharine classics as Notting Hill and Love Actually and Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus founder of the greatest empire the world has ever known are actually the same person! I'm off to find out if Ben Elton looks like Marcus Agrippa.

The Cardinal says it like it is!

'Don't vote for pro-choice MPs, they can't receive communion, abortion is murder, an unspeakable crime....' I'm sure everyone knows about this already but it would be churlish not to applaud.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Clarificatory: in response to comments to Living Scotland post - the Mass will be at 5pm, followed by the talk (so 6.15 or so). Drinks to follow around 7/7.30pm. St Andrew's Church is on Belford Road, just past the Dean Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art. It's about fifteen minutes' walk from Haymarket Station.

Map here (NB The red circle here is a bit far to the south east - St Andrew's is in the corner of Belford Road and Ravelston Terrace. If you change to 'arial' view you will see it as terracotta-coloured amidst greenery.)

As the map should make clearer, it is also handy for Queensferry Road. The only bus that goes along Belford Road is the very infrequent 13 (and the free Gallery bus!), whereas lots (37, 41, 47 etc) go along Queensferry Road.