Monthly Archives: December 2017

A Patrimonial New Year’s Eve

Alfred Lord Tennyson, longtime Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, was THE British Victorian poet, “Idylls of the King” sealing his place in literary history. Despite, as with so many classic poets, his disfavour with many modern academics, he retains … Continue reading

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Kipling’s Birthday

December 30, apart from being the only ferial day in the Christmas Octave, is also the birthday of British writer Rudyard Kipling. It might behard to think of him as part of the patrimony, given his political contention with Chesterton … Continue reading

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Reasons to Visit Canterbury.

Today, December 29, is the feast of St. Thomas a Becket. As all the world knows, the pilgrimage to his shrine at Canterbury Cathedral inspired Chaucer’s work – amd as all the world knows, that shrine was destroyed by Henry … Continue reading

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MUSINGS OF THE ORDINARY (OLSC)

The Following is the December issue of “Musings of the Ordinary” by Mons Harry Entwistle, Ordinary of Our Lady of the Southern Cross: The past twenty years has seen a significant shift in how our Australian society sees itself. An … Continue reading

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Nursing mothers in our parishes–and charges of immodesty

There are some Catholics who take avoiding a “near occasion of sin” to such extremes that they create a whole new set of rules to put a hedge around such occasions, and then act as if violating one of the … Continue reading

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The Queen’s 2017 Christmas Broadcast.

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Washington Irving’s “Old Christmas.”

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/20656/20656-h/20656-h.htm

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