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Francis v. the Zeitgeist

The murders of several French journalists by Islamic extremists earlier this month produced not only condemnation of the murders but an unambiguous and no-questions-asked solidarity with the journalists. Francis, the incumbent bishop of Rome, has taken fire for comments supportive of the minority position, which is no more ambiguous as to condemning the murders but which […]

Solemnity of the Nativity, the year of our salvation 2014

O magnum mysterium et admirabile sacramentum, ut animalia viderent Dominum natum, iacentem in praesepio! Beata Virgo, cuius viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Christum. Alleluia! O great mystery and wonderful sacrament, that animals might see the born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb merited to bear Christ the Lord. Alleluia!

Further adventures in the foothills of sedevacantism

Elsewhere, it is objected: “Sitting in Rome does not make a man a pope. I am not changing my beliefs because some heretic wearing a costume declares that the faith handed down from the apostles is no longer valid and must be replaced by something new.” The proposition that there is no validly-elected incumbent of […]

Doubt

Editor’s note: The premier benefit of working for a college is the opportunity to take classes. This semester, I am taking a theology class, and to the extent that my written submissions are deemed canonical and pertinent to Motu Proprio, excerpts will appear here under the TH200 tag after submission and grading. Formal errors both accidental […]

Look at me still talking while there’s science to do!

Like GlaDOS, it turns out that the ISEE-3 probe is still alive! We've detected #ISEE-3 @ Arecibo http://t.co/s2BEc4VcXN Help us make ISEE-3 do science again! http://t.co/TAeKgU6BL1 pic.twitter.com/8CDQDDWkIm — ISEE3 Reboot Project (@ISEE3Reboot) May 20, 2014 Hacking a Space Probe For Science! The @ISEE3Reboot Project http://t.co/3A3ctO8IjX #ISEE-3 #NASA #Security #SpaceSecurity — Ken B (aka CaffSec) (@CaffSec) […]

Conservatives, traditionalists, and Traditional Catholics

In the Remnant, Chris Ferrara contemplates the question “What exactly is a traditionlist?” The nub of it is that a man who is, by Ferrara’s label, a “traditionalist,” is a Catholic who lives the faith as if the ecclesial calamities of the post-Vatican II epoch had never happened—indeed, as if Vatican II itself had never […]

Universæ Ecclesiæ 19

In a footnote to my post yesterday regarding the goings-on at Fisher-More College, I noted number 19 of the PCED instruction Universæ Ecclesiæ, which reads: “The faithful who ask for the celebration of the forma extraordinaria must not in any way support or belong to groups which show themselves to be against the validity or […]

74-75

Musicam novam præsento. Years ago, “the Connells” were a one-hit wonder with 74-75; I have no idea what it’s about, but I loved the song. I’ve been evaluating Reaper as a new DAW, and I wanted to try recording a piece that used a single track of guitar rather than layers and a piece with […]

Habemus Papam!

Eminentissimum ac reverendissimum Dominum, Dominum Georgium Sanctæ Romanæ Ecclesiæ Cardinalem Bergoglio, qui sibi nomen imposuit Franciscus!

Conclave incipit

In die primo conclavis, prædictiones duas habeo. Primus, Angelus Card. Scola eligetur, et secundus, Paulus VII vocabitur. Utrum vel non ille res bona est, non possum dicere. Orate pro Cardinalibus!