Archive for January, 2009

The Sacrifice of the Mass textbook continues, with more explanations of the differences between a High Mass and a Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite Mass.

Chapter 14B.


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The Brand of Silence continues, as people are rude to our hero for absolutely no reason. Which is kinda weird, considering he’s a millionaire….

Chapter 3: Some Discourtesies.


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The Brand of Silence continues, as our hero has woman trouble.

Chapter 2: The Girl on the Ship.


UPDATE: Link fixed.

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The Ring and the Book continues, as we hear our historical Pope’s thoughts on our ol’ buddy Guido. (Hint: he doesn’t think much of him.)

Book 10B.


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On Christian Doctrine (St. Augustine’s book on scriptural interpretation methods) continues to veer off into a discussion of what should really be loved, by way of exploring what should be “enjoyed” versus what should be merely used. Also, the Resurrection, the healing of the human race, the Last Judgment, and so on. All very interesting and useful; but you’re not going to hear much more about scriptural interpretation for a while yet. Do you really care, though? Isn’t it better to delve into the linguistics metaphor of “the Word became flesh”? 🙂

Book 1, Chapters 12-22.


Btw, I realize there’s an issue here about scriptural quotations. Like most of the Fathers, St. Augustine expects that both you and he are very familiar with good chunks of the Bible. He moves in and out of quotations with the same ease as a Star Trek fan, both equally unable to talk for long without references creeping in. I will highlight some of these by using my “quote voice”. But honestly, I’m not about to do that all day, any more than I’m going to waste time and strain my listeners’ patience by putting on a Spock voice every time I say “logical”.  If you’re listening, you probably know what’s a quote. If you don’t, you’re enough of a fan that you’ll soon find out…. 🙂

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The Ultimate Weapon continues, and so does the arms race between the human race and the Strangers. In this installment, we learn some of the lesser known innate hazards of playing with death rays. Mad scientists, take note!

Chapter 9


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Argonautica continues, as the poor Argonauts find that the Colchians have caught up with them again, and are demanding that the Phaeacian king, Alcinous, send Medea home to Daddy! Angry, murderous Daddy!

Part 21.


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