Thursday, December 01, 2005

A reader sent me this

Today's news from Rome (VIS):

- Appointed Fr. Wojciech Giertych O.P., member of the general council of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans) and professor of moral theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome and at the "Studium" in the Dominican province of Poland, as theologian of the Pontifical Household.

I thought it would be interesting to query the background on this guy and found this online book by him: http://www.cfpeople.org/Books/Moral/CFPtoc.htm

I recommend to your attention his first three sections covering certain aspects of the history of moral theology.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

I confess that I don't really know Latin despite having taken two college-level tutorials and 3+ years of home-instruction. I frequent the Novus Ordo Mass in Latin (which Mass should be the model for all other Novus Ordo Masses), though, and understand what is said during the Mass.

I confess that I put a green face masque on during the night, crept up to a friend's room where she was watching the exorcist, ran screaming in and jumped on her bed. She cried.

I confess that I like pranks if tying all the men's doors together (at the now-defunct Campion College) with twine and putting kool-aid in their showerheads is any indication. The men retaliated by putting laxatives and a goldfish in my water bottle and locking all the girls out of the building among other things.

I confess that I have a penchant for occasionally singing Gregorian Chant uproariously in the car during traffic with the windows rolled down. It's good for other's souls.

I confess that, on the other hand, my voice is not very good - so I could be an occasion of sin during traffic hours.

I confess that I am not one of those people who go batty over animals. I love cute, I love fluffy, but that never stopped me from eating my cute and fluffy pet bunny when I grew bored of cleaning its cage (we raised rabbits for a bit and sold or ate them).

I confess that I love to order people around (provided that they give me no backtalk). Said one older Asian man after I drove a student group on to answer questions in time to give an in-class presentation "Wow. You are very...command. Commanding. You very in charge."

I confess that I am perfect in every way.*

* except for when I'm not.

(and for tagging: Iosephus and JHP - go!)

Sunday, November 27, 2005

P.S.

Happy 175th anniversary of the Miraculous Medal!

Cosmic Mass

Awww. I missed the Cosmic Mass pictures for awhile (the Cosmic Mass website was taken down for some reason), but lo! On June 1st in the two thousand and fifth year of Our Lord, some folks in Vancouver and Canada kindly provided some new images!