Easter Week

We Have Easter

Easter Tuesday

Stephen Turley surveys the cosmic difference between Earth Day and Easter in this piece for The Imaginative Conservative.

Dads do Derby.  The need for speed is addressed in this Gizmodo piece, “The Science Behind Making the Fastest Possible Pinewood Derby Car.”

Mark Twain and Normal Rockwell smoked them.  The Missouri Meerschaum Company still makes corn cob pipes like it did in the 1800s.  This short video gives an introduction to the company and the peculiarities of this niche market.


Sacred Triduum

And I Looked for One that Would Grieve Together with Me

Maundy Thursday

Can you compassionate with Our Lord in the Garden?  Ann Barnhardt can.  And in this piece, she shows why you should also.  And she uses the lesson to make an excellent point about the error of Protestants.

Rorate Caeli presents “Jesus Hanging Dead Upon the Cross”, a meditation for Good Friday by St. Alphonsus Liquori.

The Blessed Sacrament

For a Number of Coins

Spy Wednesday

From H. E. Bishop Donald Sanborn’s Lenten series of sermons, here is “The Last Supper.”  The recording is 50 minutes long.

Tradition in Action offers three reflections for Holy Week with words and music:  Maundy Thursday: “Judas Mercatur Pessimus”, Good Friday: “Tamquam ad Latronem”, and Holy Saturday:  O Vos Omnes”, all composed in the 16th century by Fr. Tomas Luis de Victoria of Spain.


Month of the Blessed Sacrament

His Appointed Time Fulfilled

Tuesday of Holy Week

Just a few more days of Lent.  Here’s an opportunity to conquer “Workplace Conflicts”.  This is Part 3 from Catholic Gentlemen’s Catholic in the Cubicle series.

Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane, the first church in England following the Reformation to be dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament, is undergoing a true renovation, not a wreckovation, according to “The Restoration of a Hidden Gem,” on New Liturgical Movement.

Rorate Caeli offers this short meditation for Holy Wednesday by St. Alphonsus Liguori, “Christ Speaks from the Cross.

Month of the Blessed Sacrament

It’s the Talk of the Town

Monday of Holy Week

Mom and Pop stores play an important role in holding a community together.  In this Smithsonian piece, Natasha Gelling recounts the story of how long-established family businesses are succumbing to high rents and government regulations in New York City.

Considering a move to Cincinnati for the traditional Mass?  National Geographic features two articles, here and here, that showcase the city.

Leading the way to the tomb, H. E. Bishop Donald Sanborn delivers a 28-minute sermon on the topic of the Monday and Tuesday of the first Holy Week in Jerusalem.  And here is the Holy Week Webcast Schedule for the pre-1955 Mass at St. Gertrude the Great in West Chester, Ohio.


The Blessed Sacrament

All Francis Friday

Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Hearing Francis praise marriage as an “icon of God’s love for us”, Marielena Montesino de Stuart expertly presents the evidence of Francis’ hypocrisy.

Being pope is just another job that makes you happy because you’re not unemployed.  We all know that unemployment is one of the most serious problems facing the world today.  One of the other ones is the environment.  No, not euthanasia. Not abortion.  Not traditional marriage.  Francis met with Brazilian “Bishop” Erwin Krautler in order to get the bishop’s advice on the pope’s upcoming encyclical on the environment, citing a need to get the bishop’s expertise on the rainforest and the indigenous peoples of Brazil.

The rainforest “bishop” reports that he and Francis also seriously discussed the priest shortage and ordaining married men to fill the vacancies.  The “pope” recommended that bishops’ conferences get together and come up with “solutions.”  In other words he gave his blessing to the idea of having married priests without having to take any responsibility for it.

Francis praises Rosmini.  What was Bad in the Old Church is Good in the New, or The Evolution of Narrow Thinking.