He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III



Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Ochlophobic Economic Manifesto

Gosh, our Ochlophobist works hard. I'll post a short comment on his blog after awhile.

By the way, I like one of his suggestions about proper attire in Church. After all, we are not of this world, especially in Church. With respect to the logo ban, however, parishes may have to stock up on those white adhesive paper nametags--you know, the ones handed out at conventions--to cover the golf shirt logos.

Many years to our good friend!

In response to a commenter's question, I wrote a brief explanation of interest rates for loyal Ochlophobic readers.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tell Me What You Really Think Departmental Memo: Sometimes I almost feel sorry for Fr. Stephen's having to put up with me. No doubt about it; he's a patient man.
Just when I thought I'd be able to take life easy, the Ochlophobist posted a modicum of weltschmertz. Ah, Arturo's artistic sensibilities...can't live with 'em, and can't live without 'em.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007
















This a a gold coin issued in Byzantium during the reign of Michael III (842-867). The coin bears the image of Christ Pantocrator. What a wonderful reminder of the important role that honest money plays in the progress of human civilization.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

I recently posted comments to Fr. Andrew about the Western Rite over at Christ in the Mountains.

I am delighted to learn that Fr. Andrew is a Western Rite priest, and I look forward to reading more of his and his colleagues' views.

I didn't say anything new, and I had expressed some reservations about the Western Rite over at Julio's excellent blog, Hispania Sancta.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I'd like to be polite, but this is another useless question to which I vainly responded.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I honestly don't know why some folks don't like freedom...

I almost forgot about this one. Gabriel shamed me into becoming talkative, and the legendary Ochlophobist always gives me a fair hearing....
An honest Vatican? Maybe....

Fr. Stephen is such a nice person, I almost hate to disagree with him....
Liturgical confusion at the Vatican...what else is new?

I don't know why folks make such a big deal about the Tridentine mass. I prefer the pre-Tridentine masses, you know, when the polyphony was so dense, one could hardly hear the filioque.

I inserted a little plug for clergy compensation. Maybe my Confessor will be gentler to me next time.


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Interesting discussion of papal infallibility

First-rate Ortho theologians reside at this site. I certainly hope these guys have my back.