2 January 2011

An elegant reminder ...

... on the NLM, of M l'Abbe Quoex. C A P D . Incidentally, Did Fr Quoex have a bobble on his biretta? Look at the first photograph in NLM. Does being a Savoyard rather than French mean that one eschews the froggy bobble?

And I hope you read, on Fr Tim's blog, his brilliant "Ten Reasons Why I Never Wash".

But, most of all, I was moved by Fr Ray Blake's piece on the Church in Iraq.

Can anyone dispute the immensely high quality of the English Catholic blogosphere?

4 comments:

Patricius said...

Father, I would say that there is an element of vulgarity about blogging. Not only because it gives puffed up idiots such as myself the opportunity to shout from our respective soapboxes about various things but also because there is an element of journalism (which I deplore) about it - in two aspects. The first, and the most obviously vulgar, is that to keep a steady readership you have to keep churning stuff out, whatever its literary merit. The second is that a lot of bloggers, especially Trad Catholic ones, tend to be rather disparaging and condescending individuals who spend their lives on the Internet and hanging onto the Pope's every word. I would venture to say also that they would fain conceive themselves as concerned with everybody's business, whether it be their concern or not, and with every moral, liturgical and canonical issue in the Church today. Trad Catholic blogs all say the same thing. I now read a select handful of blogs, compared with two years ago...

ChiefT said...

I started to read this as a serious comment, and then I realized that the author was parodying the very people he objects to. The manner in which he used many words to say little is sublime. Bravo!

Michael LaRue,K.M. said...

FSSP priests, like Jesuits, do not use tassles (bobbles, pom, poms, whatever you call them---what is the correct name?) on their birettas.

From his arms, I gather that Abbé Quoëx was a chaplain of honor to His Holiness, as well as a chaplain to the Constantinian Order of St. George.

I think I may have met Fr. Quoëx in Wigratzbad about 1994.

vetusta ecclesia said...

Abbe Quoex appeared to have a purple hat on his arms - was he a monsignor?