Tuesday, October 11, 2016


'Tis the Optional Memorial of Saint John XXIII, Pope (1881-1963, "Good Pope John"), two hundred sixty-first Bishop of Rome: Saint-link ūnus, Saint-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine '14 & Wayback Machine '15. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
He reigned as pope from 28 October 1958 to his death in 1963. Pope John XXIII surprised those who expected him to be a caretaker pope by calling the historic Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), the first session opening on 11 October 1962. He had passionate views on equality.
Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
John XXIII was pope for only a short time (1959 to 1962), but had an amazing impact on the Church & the entire world. Largely remembered for convening the Second Vatican Council, Pope John XXIII (born Angelo Roncalli in 1881) wanted the Church to be a strong voice proclaiming love in modern times to modern people. He looked to the past, present, & future in making his decision to lead the Church in that direction.
'Tis also the feast of Saint Bruno the Great, Bishop (925-965, A.K.A. Duke Bruno I of Lotharingia): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Confusingly, this St. Bruno was from Cologne, as was the later St. Bruno of Cologne, O. Cart. (circa 1030-1101), the founder of the Carthusian Order, whose memorial was observed last week: Wayback Machine.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Letter to the Galatians, chapter five, verses one thru six;
Psalm One Hundred Nineteen, verses forty-one, forty-three, forty-four, forty-five, forty-seven, & forty-eight;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter eleven, verses thirty-seven thru forty-one;

or, for St. John:
The Book of Ezekiel, chapter thirty-four, verses eleven thru sixteen;
Psalm Eighty-nine, verse two;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter sixteen, verses thirteen thru nineteen.

The Wayback Machine Tour of Project BLACK MAMBA
Friday's, 7 October, BLACK MAMBA post, which suffered due to the hectic weekend's time constraints, has been augmented as promised: Wayback Machine.

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