Thursday, April 12, 2007
This is an FSSP parish in France, where they apparently have to share space with the Novus Ordo mode (or the bishop forces them to say the Novus Ordo mode as well).
The only thing that bothers me is that they seem to never get the Crucifix atop the Tabernacle into alignment with the large wall-mounted Crucifix behind it. It looks to be off to the side a bit, and listing to about a 10 degree angle to our right. Or is that the angle from which the camera was set up?
Winter is having, hopefully, just one last fling with Boston.
This has been a cold early Spring. Temperatures for the last two weeks have scarcely been out of the 40s, when they should be just above or just below 60. Thankfully, we haven't had much snow to deal with, though I saw snow on the ground in places that get little sun in Worcester on Good Friday.
To our southwest, there are daffodils in bloom, and forsythia. But here in Boston, all you can see are spring flowers beginning to emerge from the ground. However, we do have that man-made harbinger of Spring: the omnipresent scent of cedar mulch in the air!
Which are his? The Baptism of the Lord, the Sermon On the Mount, Suffer the Children To Come Unto Me, the Tribute of the Coin, the Driving Out of the Money Changers, the Agony In the Garden, the Scourging At the Pillar, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection. That's him. The style is very distinctive and recognizable, as is that of Agemian or Bougereau.
Read more about Bloch here.
And here are a few of his religious pieces that did not make the Missal:
Annunciation To the Shepherds
Slaughter of the Holy Innocents
The Finding In the Temple
Wedding At Cana
The Temptation In the Desert
The Woman At the Well
The Raising of Lazarus
Being Laid In the Sepulcher
An etching of the Resurrection
Supper at Emmaus
The Incredulity of St. Thomas
Thanks to Roman Catholic Blog for pointing the way.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Still taking wagers for just before or after Ascension Thursday, or once Ordinary Time is a week or two under our belts, or maybe just in time for Advent. Or maybe next year.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
But we have it on the authority of Cardinals Hoyos de Castrillon and Bertone that a motu proprio does exist, is either completed or in the final stages of being revised and edited, and will be relased soon, at the discretion of the Holy Father. The USCCB knows it exists, and its news agency has begun backgrounds.
I would bet we won't see this document released until the later part of the Easter season, or even until we are back in "Ordinary Time," after Ascension, Whitsunday, the Immaculate and Sacred Hearts, and Corpus Christi. Hopefully before the Holy Father takes off for his summer holiday.
So it is coming, just not on the timetable invented by some clerical busybody.
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
|Purgatory (Repenting Believers)||Extreme|
|Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)||Moderate|
|Level 2 (Lustful)||Low|
|Level 3 (Gluttonous)||Moderate|
|Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)||Low|
|Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)||Low|
|Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)||Very Low|
|Level 7 (Violent)||Low|
|Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)||Moderate|
|Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)||Low|
Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test
I think I took this once before, a couple of years back, and got the same result.
O God, Who hast commanded us to honour our father and our mother, in Thy mercy have pity on the souls of my father George and my mother Kathryn, and forgive them their trespasses, and make me to see them again in the joy of everlasting light. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.
V. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.
R. Et lux perpetua luceat in eis.
V. Requiescant in pace.
Baseball away from Boston has an eerie unrealness to it. When the team opens on the road, as they did this year, it is as if they are scarcely playing games that count at all. It doesn't feel right until they are back in the hallowed confines of Fenway. And they are starting today. The Olde Towne Team has not had a good start. They enter today's opener 3-3, almost being swept in Texas. But in a sense they are as even as if they were 0-0. The real baseball begins today in the park that saw Williams and Pesky, and Yaz and Rico, and Clemens and Pedro.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
All the pain and sacrifice of Lent is over. Good Friday is behind us, as is the wait of Holy Saturday.
May Easter joy be with you and your families!