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Weekend “ay caramba!” video January 6, 2012

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I remember landing in St. Louis on a night almost this bad, but we popped out of the undercast at about 75-100 ft.  Boy, I’ve never seen anyone land in soup like this, you can barely see the runway stripes when they’re on the ground.

Shamefacedly, I’m just going to post some pretty pictures……. January 6, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in Art and Architecture, awesomeness, Basics, General Catholic, Glory.
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….I think I’ll stick to “safe” topics for a while:

h/t Holy Card Heaven

Massive fail on my part? January 6, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, Dallas Diocese, disaster, episcopate, foolishness.
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I just pulled a post on the new diocesan liturgy director.  There may be two Patricia Hughes liturgists who are almost precisely the same age and who were both educated in Chicago.  I apologize massively if I have confused them – it appears there may be a woman named Patricia Hughes/Patricia Hughes Baumer who is a major proponent of women’s ordination, but she may be different from the Patricia Hughes who is now the liturgy director in the Diocese.  One site had Patricia Hughes Baumer educated at the same locale as the new liturgy director (which I now believe is mistaken), and that, coupled with the similarity in age made me believe that the recently hired liturgy director was the same person.  In addition, Patricia Hughes Baumer consistently refers to herself simply as Patricia Hughes.  But I finally found a picture of Patricia Hughes Baumer and the photo does not match the photo in the diocesan newspaper.  I found some other discrepancies, as well, in the details of educational background.

Mea culpa mea culpa mea maxima culpa, and I will be going to Confession.  I pulled the post, for those who receive posts via e-mail, please disregard and accept my sincere apologies.

MORE: I would also like to express my heartfelt relief that I was wrong, because I was really upset.  I’d rather make a fool of myself on an issue like this than be right and have to deal with the reality.  But the best thing would have been to slow down and make sure .  Unfortunately, I can’t fully repair the mistake.

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany January 6, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Glory, Interior Life, Latin Mass, North Deanery, Tradition, Virtue.
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For many centuries, Jan. 6 was always the date on which the Feast of the Epiphany was celebrated.  Nowadays, the vast majority of parishes celebrate it on the Sunday following – Jan. 8 in this case.  So……..you have the 14 days of Christmas!  On the 13th day of Christ-Mass, my true love gave to me………..13 hummers humming, 12……..

You could still partake of the more traditional date by assisting at Mass today.  It’s also a First Friday, which is another wonderful devotion to keep! 

You can also sign over all your the exterior doors of your house, in chalk (preferably blessed), the following: +C+M+B 2012+.  I think that’s it…….my wife usually does it!  I’m sure someone will straighten me out.  Anyway, this little blessing invokes these Saints to protect one’s home from the influence of evil spirits.

Perhaps a good day to go to Mass?  I know I’m late, but better late than………


The beauty of Catholic culture January 6, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in Art and Architecture, awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Glory, Interior Life, Latin Mass, Tradition, Virtue.
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My friend Steve B. turned me on to a blog dedicated to traditional Catholic art and worship.  It’s heavily focused on the traditional Mass, but even if you’re not into that, you should check out Ars orandi for the beautiful Catholic art, posted pretty much every day from what I can tell.  A couple of samples below:

Go check it out!  Thanks, Steve!