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Syllabus Blog Closes: Leaves With a Warning

Syllabus Blog Closes: Leaves With a Warning

  Today, our friend and owner of the Resistance blog Syllabus announced he will be shutting down (i.e., the blog left online, but no new content for the foreseeable future).  This is a great loss, particularly in the Hispanic world, where the blog’s voice was loudest, and its reach the greatest.  One of the few Resistance authors to…

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Ruminations on Death

Ruminations on Death

A more Catholic sentiment than the Dylan Thomas poem I posted last month, amidst much personal anguish:   Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou thinkst thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and…

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Fight or Flight?

Fight or Flight?

Pope Leo XIII (1878 – 1903) A timely excerpt from the encyclical Sapientiae Christianae 14. But in this same matter, touching Christian faith, there are other duties whose exact and religious observance, necessary at all times in the interests of eternal salvation, become more especially so in these our days. Amid such reckless and widespread folly…

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Prayers Requested for my Family

Prayers Requested for my Family

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the…

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En Garde!

En Garde!

How to Control an Internet Forum The following selection is excerpted from an internet article whose origins are unknown, but available at the link above. It alleges to be a series of techniques (or dirty tricks) having their origin in former US President J. Edgar Hoover’s counterintelligence program (known by its Orweillian newspeak designation “COINTELPRO”)…

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The Definition of the Assumption: But Did Mary Ever Die?

The Definition of the Assumption: But Did Mary Ever Die?

Today we celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, body and soul.  An article of faith dogmatically defined by Pope Piux XII in 1950 in the Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus, the belief is obligatory among Catholics. One controversy, however, remains: Did the Blessed Virgin die before she was assumed into…

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Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

(The Triumph of St. Thomas Aquinas Over Averroes) The Sodalitium Pianum blog would like to wish all Dominicans a happy feast day, and encourage all to read something by or about St. Thomas Aquinas today, where you are sure to receive extra graces for having done so. Here is a bit of feast day trivia:…

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Prayer Urgent

Prayer Urgent

  PRAYER URGENT January 14, 2017 Number CDXCVI (496) The world today could make a saint despair – But half a saint knows how to turn to prayer. When the Titanic began sinking in 1912, it is well-known that the first lifeboats to be launched were not filled to capacity because not yet enough passengers took seriously…

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Emergency Prayers Requested for John Vennari

Emergency Prayers Requested for John Vennari

I received an email informing me that John Vennari has undergone emergency surgery for a life-threatening colon blockage, that he has received Extreme Unction, and that he is requesting prayers. John’s Facebook page also states:“Please feel free to forward and/or post this, along with the link below that provides background and info for those who…

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