Thursday, 21 November 2013

Supplici confessione dicentes

We have heard a rumour that God has put this on a loop in Heaven.


Something to cheer us up on a wintery Thursday. 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

SSPX vs Beauty

How does a Catholic bring themselves to shout the Rosary as if they were words that could express anger? When the SSPX disrupted the Kristallnacht commemoration in Pope Francis's old Cathedral, this is exactly what they did. For a group of people who claim to be attached to the beauty of Tradition in the Church, I just do not understand it: the Our Father and Fatima prayers often seem very prosaic to me, by the Hail Mary and the Glory Be? Those are poetry aimed at God. That the SSPX were hurling them at humans rather than at God seems to verge on blasphemy, they're using prayer to God as protest for people. It's beyond my ken. Maybe if they reconcile with the Church, they'll reconcile with her founder too. I can't imagine he's finding their antics particularly pleasing at the moment.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Let the toastie brown, and the heretic burn

Cosmas here. The chaos of term (two essays a week bleuuuurgh) has prevented me from being particularly vocal, but my translation can now wait: it's text-a-toastie time again.

After very few hours sleep, much coffee, and plenteous reading on the image of the Virgin Mary in erotic medieval German poetry, I'm bloody starved. But thanks be to the God of all consolation, who allows this inhabitant of Oxford's own bastion of Catholicism to end what has been a strenuous day discussing Wagner's sexuality avec Damien with a decadent combination of my two all time favourite pass times: eating food and toasting protestants.

But where to start? The cornerstone of all protestant theology is 'sola scriptura'. The end of all protestant theology is the laws of logic. I'll start there.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Fr Z says something sensible

Mark the date and celebrate it henceforth as a feast of 3rd and a half class unless its a leap liturgical year where it becomes 4th class feria. Fr Z has said something sensible. Sensible and beautiful in fact. Louis XIV may never have said "l'état, c'est moi", but I don't mind nailing my colours to the mast with "l'église, c'est nous".

Fr Z before the inquisition