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Pop Culture = Junk Culture

Posted: Thursday, May 25th, 2006 @ 3:01 pm in Culture | Comments Off on Pop Culture = Junk Culture

There is a very interesting essay posted by Daniel Mitsui on his blog The Lion and the Cardinal about modern culture and art, particularly movies and TV. He posits that most modern art is junk because, “it is not produced by a collective genius, piety and intelligence, developed over time through tradition. It is produced […]

Rogation Days

Posted: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006 @ 9:30 am in Culture, Easter, Liturgical Calendar | 3 Comments »

Monday. Tuesday, and Wednesday this week are Rogation days. Traditionally Rogation days are days of supplication to the Lord, particularly for good weather and protection of crops. However, the supplications can be for anything. The main prayer of Rogation days is the Litany of Saints. It should be prayed once a day for each day. […]

Must See USCCB TV

Posted: Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 @ 11:54 am in Culture | Comments Off on Must See USCCB TV

Here are a couple examples of what we would have been treated to if the U.S. Bishops ran Catholic T.V. These are two submissions to EWTN that were immediately rejected, and in fact, resulted in EWTN terminating their contract with the Bishop’s conference. 1) A nun blabbering about how the Pope is too old, and […]

Thank God for EWTN

Posted: Friday, May 12th, 2006 @ 8:27 am in Culture | Comments Off on Thank God for EWTN

More from Arroyo’s biography of Mother Angelica. In the 80’s the U.S. Bishop’s Conference also had a T.V. network. It seems that around 1987 the major cable companies were trying to put together a multi-faith network with non-offensive programming from all faiths. Of course they needed a Catholic participant to round it out. EWTN was […]

You Think it’s Bad Now?

Posted: Thursday, May 11th, 2006 @ 12:12 pm in Culture | Comments Off on You Think it’s Bad Now?

I am reading Raymond Arroyo’s biography of Mother Angelica.  Arroyo discusses Pope John Paul’s visit to American in ’87, particularly a meeting between the Pope and the Bishops, in which the USCCB elected four ‘representatives’ to speak on behalf of the conference.  It is absolutely astounding what these four bishops said the Holy Father.  Basically, […]

Who’s who among Traditionalists?

Posted: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 @ 1:43 pm in Subcultures | Comments Off on Who’s who among Traditionalists?

A commenter over at tremendous trifles asked the following question: What is the difference between 1. “Traditionalists” Roman Catholics 2. Ultra-traditionalists Roman Catholics 3. Feeny-ites ? 4. Sedevacantists ? Roman Catholics “The Chair is Empty” 5. Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) I thought others might have the same question too, so here is the […]


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