5 May 2016

COMMENTS

On April 10, I explained, as clearly as I could, that I would not be publishing comments until Ascension Day. My blog would be a comment-free blog.

I return to my computer today to find awaiting me a string of comments, getting ever more abusive, from somebody who clearly did not read that announcement, and feels that I was rudely refusing to answer him. As I made clear on April 10, I did not read his comments until now ... and have now deleted them.

This blog is now again open to comments.

8 comments:

mark wauck said...

Thanks for the reading recommendation some while back--the bio of ArchB Lefebvre. It really is quite interesting, a more personal perspective than other accounts.

vetusta ecclesia said...

Your comments on Latin in the modern church always interest me. The other day I reached down my Penguin Book of Latin Verse, purchased (for 7/6) while I was at school, in 1962. There is a potted biography of each writer and that on Leo xiii says, " ... had strong literary tastes and was steeped in the Latin classics. He wrote Latin verse with ease and composed his own encyclicals, which are in clear Ciceronian prose". O tempora!

Brother Gabriel said...

Father, wondering if I missed your comments on Amoris Laetitia? Would very much enjoy reading your Priestly interpretation of this new magisterial documents.

Oliver Nicholson said...

Why did Penguin allow the Penguin Book of Latin Verse to go out of print. They reprinted the Greek one a few years ago - much better than the Oxford one, as it goes right from Homer to Elytis, instead of stopping short with the Greek Anthology. Simili modo the Penguin Latin goes from Ennius to Donne, Swinburne and Sir A. Quiller-Couch. I constantly advise students to snap these up when they spot them second-hand.

DrAndroSF said...

It must be a faith-testing blow to think you were entering the Church of Benedict and find yourself subjected to the Church of Evita Peron. Such a desperately deluded and dangerous man, that the successor of the Pope of Lepanto should stand on Lesbos and invite in the infidel hordes that his ancestors died keeping out. He makes Leo X seem benign and makes the Church which once formed the backbone of the West a very Iscariot to its homeland. To say nothing of the doctrinal fog he exudes. Perhaps after his demise, a new pontiff will give him the Formosus treatment.

Thomas said...

Of your recent posts, I found the one about the connection between the incensing of the altar and the Hebrew Temple rite of burnt offerings most interesting and thought provoking. (I have sometimes wondered whether Mark 9:49 is in fact Our Lord's direct teaching about the doctrine of Purgatory). More of your insights about the Hebrew origins of our liturgy would be most welcome.

Jacobi said...

Regarding "somebody" Father, perhaps you should have told him exactly what you thought of his somewhat unreasonable behaviour in suitable well chosen language, (vanishingly small venial sin at the most). On the other hand I'm sure you can manage without my helpful suggestions?

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