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Catholic “Ghettos”

Posted: Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 @ 10:09 pm in Culture | 3 Comments »

There is a recent thread on the FishEaters forum about the pros and cons of Catholic “ghettos” thought the term seems to be used to cover any kind of Catholic community. I was happy to see that most responded positively to the idea of living in a Catholic community. There are some of the usual […]

Feasts of August – St. Bernard

Posted: Saturday, August 21st, 2010 @ 8:52 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Saints, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on Feasts of August – St. Bernard

Yesterday was the feast of St. Bernard. Formerly it would have fallen within the Octave of the Assumption which is appropriate for one who is sometimes called “the Herald of Mary.” He preached many homilies on our Lady, including a series on the Assumption itself. Sadly his writings do not seem to be widely available […]

Feasts Of August – St. Laurence

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 @ 9:48 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Saints, Time After Pentecost | 3 Comments »

Today is the feast of St. Laurence, one of the greatest staints in the ancient church, and in former times one of the most celebrated.  His name is in the Roman Canon.  There are more churches in Rome dedicated to St. Laurence than any other saint, including one of the five major basilicas.  He was […]

Feasts of August – Peter in Chains

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 @ 10:38 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Saints, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on Feasts of August – Peter in Chains

The month of August has a lot of great feast days.  But before getting to the official feast days, I would like to point out two that are not on the calendar anymore, not even the trad (1962) calendar.  Prior to John XXIII’s changes in 1960 August 1 was the feast of St. Peter in […]

Another One For St. John’s Day

Posted: Monday, August 2nd, 2010 @ 8:42 pm in Gueranger, Liturgical Calendar, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on Another One For St. John’s Day

Ok, I am finally getting around to post I started over a month ago, for the Nativity of John the Baptist.  As I have noted before, this has become one of my favorite feast days.  To emphasize how important it was in ages past, I will start with this quote from, you guessed it, Dom […]


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