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  • A monk in 14th-century Italy wrote about the Americas

    10/07/2021 7:57:16 PM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    The Economist ^ | 25 Sept 2021 | The Economist
    THAT VIKINGS crossed the Atlantic long before Christopher Columbus is well established. Their sagas told of expeditions to the coast of today’s Canada: to Helluland, which scholars have identified as Baffin Island or Labrador; Markland (Labrador or Newfoundland) and Vinland (Newfoundland or a territory farther south). In 1960 the remains of Norse buildings were found on Newfoundland.But there was no evidence to prove that anyone outside northern Europe had heard of America until Columbus’s voyage in 1492. Until now. A paper for the academic journal Terrae Incognitae by Paolo Chiesa, a professor of Medieval Latin Literature at Milan University, reveals...
  • In Defense of Preserving Readings in Latin

    09/02/2021 3:03:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Rorate Caelie ^ | September 2, 2021 | Peter A. Kwasniewski
    In Defense of Preserving Readings in Latin In light of Pope Francis’s frivolous and offensive remark about how doing the readings at Mass in Latin would be “like laughing at the Word of God,” it seemed opportune to republish here at Rorate an article first published eight years ago in The Latin Mass magazine (Summer 2013), with slight revisions. Although my thinking on all of these points has developed and deepened, it has done so in precisely the same direction. Those who, moreover, think that Francis’s July 16 motu proprio requires replacing Latin readings with vernacular ones should read...
  • Documentary features Latin Mass glory

    08/14/2021 9:56:41 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 14, 2021 | Kristine Christlieb
    A passionate young filmmaker is using his talent to showcase the beauty of the Traditional Latin Mass in a three-part documentary, and it couldn't be more timely. Filmmaker Cameron O'Hearn: "If I knew this moto proprio was coming out on July 16, I would have started to make this documentary series that we're making, but we have been in production for two years on this. Yeah, it's amazing how things are lining up." The documentary series to which filmmaker Cameron O'Hearn refers is Mass of the Ages. The first film in the trilogy premiers virtually on YouTube on Sunday, Aug....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Paprocki: “The problem has not been solved, but tensions have been heightened.”

    07/29/2021 8:22:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 27, 2021 | Jim Graves
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Paprocki: “The problem has not been solved, but tensions have been heightened.”After Pope Francis released his July 16th motu proprio Traditionis custodes, which placed restrictions on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, was one of the first American bishops to quickly respond. In a July 19th decree, Bishop Paprocki offered a dispensation allowing the Traditional Latin Mass to continue without restrictions at two parishes in his diocese, and subsequently another decree allowing it to continue at a third of the 129 parishes he oversees.Bishop Paprocki, 68, was...
  • Latin Mass Explodes while Pope and Bishops try to Restrict TLM

    07/19/2021 3:10:57 AM PDT · by EBH · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/18/2021 | Dr. Taylor Marshall
    Several bishops in the world have already moved to restrict or close down priests or parishes offering the Traditional Latin Mass #TLM in comformity with the Pope's recent Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes. 48 hours later attendance and support has surged. Dr. Taylor Marshall comments.
  • Pope Francis Lets Bishops Ban Old Latin Mass, Reversing Move by Pope Benedict XVI - WSJ

    07/16/2021 2:47:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 45 replies
    WSJ ^ | 16Jul 21 | Francis X. Rocxa
    A papal decree published by the Vatican on Friday bans the celebration of the Latin Mass in parish churches, where most Catholics worship, and says that local bishops who permit the practice in their dioceses must regulate the locations and times where the celebrations take place. Newly ordained priests who want to celebrate the old Mass will need the permission of their bishops and the Vatican.
  • "We Grant and Concede in Perpetuity" ~ Pope Saint Pius V's promulgation of the Tridentine Mass in Quo Primum, AD 1570

    07/02/2021 12:20:28 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 11 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | July 2, 2021 | Florentius
    “In virtue of Our Apostolic authority, We grant and concede in perpetuity that, for the chanting or reading of the Mass in any church whatsoever, this Missal is hereafter to be followed absolutely, without any scruple of conscience or fear of incurring any penalty, judgment, or censure, and may freely and lawfully be used.” —Pope Saint Pius V taken from Quo Primum, AD 1570Once again, there are sad rumblings coming from Rome of yet another attempt to hamper the usage of the traditional Tridentine Mass. Anyone paying attention is aware that the traditional Catholic movement is growing quickly and is...
  • Will China Become the Last Refuge of Western Culture? Chinese Universities teach Western Classics While American Colleges are busy eliminating them

    06/01/2021 8:10:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/01/2021 | Spengler (David Goldman)
    No, this isn’t a joke.Edward Luttwak, the distinguished Israeli-American strategist and public intellectual, tweeted the following this morning:11 Chinese universities teach Greek and Latin. Another 20 seek staff to so as well. Back in the US, the Princeton CLASSICS department has just eliminated the Latin or Greek requirement “to address systemic racism”. Truly racist say I. Why not just end it ? Jobs await in 中国The Chinese characters at the end mean “Middle Kingdom.”Princeton created an uproar by ditching the requirement for classics majors to learn Greek or Latin. That shouldn’t be a surprise: In 2017 Harvard eliminated the music...
  • Kamala Harris: Latin America Needs ‘Climate Adaption’ to End Border Crisis

    05/04/2021 8:34:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/04/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    Vice President Kamala Harris promised Central American countries to work with them to battle climate change in a speech on Tuesday, in the hopes of slowing the migrant crisis. The vice president spoke about climate change as a “root cause” of the migrant crisis, during a virtual speech to the Washington Conference on the Americas citing the lack of “climate adaptation,” and “climate resilience” in the region.
  • Ogham and the Irish in Britain

    04/13/2021 2:21:32 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies ^ | 2009-2021 | Alan Price and contributors
    "... both Irish and Welsh sources portrayed it as a tribal migration of the Irish Dessi or Deisi headed by their own king and, from the Irish viewpoint, a suitable 'expulsion' saga was adduced. The direct line of Irish rulers of Welsh Dyfed went on into the 7th and 8th centuries. An interesting mix arose; by 400 Irish and British were fully differing languages, and additionally Christians from both nations used different scripts (Latin and Ogham) for their memorials. Irish never replaced British in Wales the way it did in Scotland, but relative numerical strengths do not necessarily explain why;...
  • Pope Disses Trads

    02/07/2021 5:39:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 5, 2021 | David Nussman
    Pope Disses TradsDubs US Catholicism 'alive' and wellThe Pope is again speaking out against traditional Catholics. In a meeting with American journalists Monday, Francis claimed U.S. Catholicism is thriving — but referred to traditional Catholics as a problem.Pope Francis: "It's a living Church, alive, alive. There are perhaps traditionalist groups in the United States, but they are here in the Vatican, too."Despite the Holy Father's remarks, evidence shows traditionalist Catholics — those loyal to the Traditional Latin Mass — are likely a vital part of the Church's future. Traditionalists follow Church teaching at much higher rates than U.S. Catholics in...
  • A Modest Proposal for Fixing the College Modern Language Requirement (Latin)

    01/15/2021 10:18:46 AM PST · by karpov · 34 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 15, 2021 | Lee Jones
    In her fine opinion piece for the Martin Center, Megan Zogby bemoans the “Quixotic” requirement that North Carolina college and university students take between two and four courses in a language such as Spanish, French, or German. This requirement, Zogby asserts, “appears to have no meaningful effect on the language proficiency of college graduates.” What is more, the coursework “adds to [students’] tuition bill, but doesn’t teach them a new skill for their careers.” Anyone who has struggled through Spanish 102, only to find it difficult to impossible to ask for directions to the restroom in a Latin American restaurant,...
  • Latin Phrases Patriots Should Know: Patriotic Latin Phrases and Their Translations

    01/11/2021 11:54:48 AM PST · by ammodotcom · 66 replies ^ | 1/11/2021 | Brian Miller
    “Sic semper tyrannis” – Thus always to tyrants, U.S. Navy 149th Fighter Squadron “De oppresso liber” – To liberate the oppressed, U.S. Army Green Berets “Legibus armisque devoti” – Devoted to law and arms, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency “Haec protegimus” – This we guard, U.S. Army Military District of Washington “Hiemes oppugnamus et montes superamus” – We battle cold and conquer mountains, U.S. Army Northern Warfare Training Center “Nous resterons la” – We shall remain there, U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division “Semper primus” – Always first, U.S. Army 1st Infantry Regiment “Noli me tangere” – Don't tread on me,...
  • Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor

    08/15/2020 12:29:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 November 2017 | Michael Wood
    "You want to know who I was, posterity? Then listen…" The Roman poet Ovid never doubted his own genius - his autobiography is brought to life by Simon Russell Beale, starting with his early life in Sulmona, Italy. | Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor (trailer) | Release date:14 November 2017
  • Oxford University proposes dropping twin classic texts Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid from Classics syllabus in bid to modernise and attract more state school pupils

    02/20/2020 6:19:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 20, 2020 | Kumail Jaffer and Bryony Jewell
    Oxford University has shocked classics students by proposing to drop two of the most important texts from its syllabus. Virgil's Aeneid and Homer's Iliad may be made optional in an attempt to modernise the degree course, amid a drop in schools teaching Latin and Greek. But undergraduates say the works are vital to understanding the subject. Jan Preiss, a second-year at New College and president of the Oxford Latinitas Project, has started a petition to keep the texts. 'Removing Homer and Virgil would be a terrible and fatal mistake,' he said.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Greek Classics

    11/27/2019 5:15:47 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    The National Herald ^ | Jan 25, 2008 | Alex Mallias
    This year will mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. His death on April 4, 1968, found my country in the midst of one of its darkest hours, as the one year anniversary of an oppressive military dictatorship neared. With my fellow citizens living under military rule and deprived of the very basic freedoms, I was inspired by the people of Birmingham, Ala., of Memphis and Atlanta, who, in a most dignified way, poured into the streets, standing up for what was rightly theirs. Across the Atlantic, the civil-rights movement reached us in the clarion...
  • VIDEO: Mass of the Americas in the Extraordinary Form (High Mass sung in Latin)

    11/18/2019 4:11:25 AM PST · by tellw · 2 replies
    EWTN via youtube ^ | 11-16-2019 | EWTN
    Incredibly beautiful sacred liturgy and music from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Imnaculate Conception, Washington DC.
  • The Genius of Byzantium: Reflections on a Forgotten Empire

    11/04/2019 11:21:03 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | Oct 12, 2016 | Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna
    “Le grand absent—c’est l’Empire” C. Dufour, Constantinople Imaginaire Everywhere Western man longs for Constantinople and nowhere has he any idea how to find her. To do so is to reclaim, at last, the meaning of an empire that once defined a hierarchy of imagination long ago abandoned by our civilization; of an eleven-century political, religious and cultural struggle that sought to reconcile Christianity and Antiquity, transforming the Western spirit into a brilliant battleground between Latin and Greek, Augustus and Basileus, reason and faith, ancient and modern. Yet to unearth this Byzantium, this “heaven of the human mind”, as Yeats dreamed...
  • PC Term 'Latinx' Had an Outbreak at Vox

    09/03/2019 9:37:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 2, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    For those of you hoping that the absurd politically correct word "Latinx" would be laughed out of existence, no such luck. In fact the left continues to more vigorously promote the silly word which basically says that the Spanish language is not PC because so many of its words have endings that indicate gender such as "Latino" or "Latina." The solution is to add an "x" at the end of many such words but with the "x" pronounced the way it is in English rather than Spanish, "equis."
  • Susan Rice condemns Chinese diplomat as 'racist disgrace'

    07/15/2019 2:53:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/15/19
    Former national security adviser Susan Rice condemned a Chinese diplomat as "a racist disgrace" following incendiary tweets by the envoy. In an apparent attempt to deflect international criticism of China's mass detention of Muslims and other religious minorities in the Xinjiang province, Lijian Zhao wrote a series of tweets this weekend that were seemingly meant to highlight flaws in the United States, including racism, gun violence and income inequality. Zhao referenced a joint statement signed by 22 countries last week in condemnation of China's moves in Xinjiang, where up to two million people have reportedly been detained in the camps...