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Men are we, and must grieve when even the shade
Of that which once was great, is passed away.”

(William Wordsworth, “On the extinction of the Venetian Republic”)

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Merciful Chastisement?

Great God, please let me always understand,
The Covid-nonsense comes straight from your hand.

(Not that you cause the evil, but you allow
Most evil men to choose it, here and now.)

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Motu Proprio – I

To a doubting French journalist the author of “Eleison Comments” expresses confidence that the imminent Motu Proprio will do much good.

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Motu Proprio – II

Indeed, it both declares that the Tridentine Mass was never banned, and permits Latin rite priests to use it, whenever and wherever.

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The Cinema

By overloading our eyes and ears, said Kafka, the cinema overwhelms our minds. Minds being overwhelmed means that lies triumph.

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“Pascendi” – I

In his outstanding Encyclical of 100 years ago, Pius X nailed the deadly error of modern times: minds’ independence from their object.

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