Monday, November 28, 2016

Project BLACK MAMBA: Advent

'Tis the feast of Saint Gregory III, Pope (died 741), ninetieth Bishop of Rome: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine.

'Tis also the feast of Saint James of the Marches, Priest, O.F.M. (circa 1391-1476): Saint-link ūnus, Saint-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Blessed James Thompson, Priest & Martyr (died 1582, A.K.A. James Hudson), martyred in the reign of the queen Elizabeth I: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.

'Tis also the feast of Saint Catherine Labouré, Religious, D.C. (1806-1876): Saint-link & Wikipedia-link; Wikipedia-link Medal.

Commentary: "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee." I wear the Miraculous Medal, a gift from Brother & Mrs. Brother Envy.

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Isaiah, chapter four, verses two thru six;
Psalm One Hundred Twenty-two, verses one thru nine;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter eight, verses five thru eleven.

Lies, Damned Lies, & the (Fake) News
Two headlines from Eye of the Tiber (satirical fake news; think The Onion but with a specifically Catholic bent) that made me laugh out loud, literally:
"Vatican Offering Cyber Monday 50% Off Sale on All Indulgences" (Tiber-link '16)

"Report: Some 2nd Century Roman Christians Hated the Latin Mass Because It Was Said in the Vernacular" (Tiber-link '14)

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