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  • Archaeologists dig at Pillar of Eliseg near Llangollen

    09/07/2011 4:11:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | Saturday, September 3, 2011 | unattributed
    Archaeologists are launching a new dig to try to unearth the secrets of a 9th Century stone monument on a prehistoric mound. Bangor and Chester university experts will begin excavations at the Pillar of Eliseg near Llangollen, Denbighshire... Last year excavations focussed on the mound, which was identified as an early Bronze Age cairn. It followed on from one in the 18th Century. Professor Nancy Edwards from Bangor University told BBC Radio Wales: "...This year we are going back to the cairn to one particular trench because we discovered evidence last year of the dig into the top of the...
  • In Latin America's new Cold War, will China lift up autocrats?

    02/19/2022 1:49:59 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 10 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 2/17/2022 | Kate Linthicum - Thursday
    l Salvador's president and the Chinese ambassador traded flatteries this month as they broke ground on a new national library, one of a slew of gifts China has promised this small mountainous nation as part of its vigorous quest to gain influence across Central America. As they smiled for photos, Ambassador Ou Jianhong expressed her "greatest respect" for President Nayib Bukele, a polarizing leader who has assailed El Salvador's democratic institutions and clashed repeatedly with U.S. officials. Bukele, in turn, praised Chinese President Xi Jinping, an authoritarian who has engineered China's rise at the expense of civil liberties. When the...
  • Warning of ‘take over’ as Beijing strikes major new deal with Latin America and the Caribbean

    02/06/2022 7:26:39 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 27 replies
    https://www.news.com.au ^ | 1/5/2022 | Ben Graham
    In a move to spread its power across the globe, Beijing has signed a new deal in a region of over 670 million people that has some concerned. n a major new move to expand its influence across the globe, Beijing has set out a wide-ranging new deal with leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean that will touch almost all aspects of life in the region of over 670 million people. One senior US analyst has warned the deal – in which China has pledged to supply nuclear technology, fund space programs and build schools teaching Chinese languages and...
  • Norse runic text found in Oslo

    01/04/2022 8:17:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | December 29, 2021 | unattributed
    Archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) have uncovered two objects in Oslo inscribed with Norse runic text.Excavations were being conducted in Oslo’s Medieval Park ‘Middelalderparken’ in what was once the southern part of the medieval city of Oslo. The park contains the ruins of St. Clement’s Church, St. Mary’s Church, and the former Oslo Kongsgård estate royal estate.Researchers discovered a bone inscribed in Norse and a piece of wood with inscriptions on three sides in both Norse and Latin.Professor Kristel Zilmer from the University of Oslo, who specialises in writing culture (runology) and iconography has studied...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Hundreds Flock to Bishop’s Latin Mass

    12/25/2021 10:59:24 AM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | December 25, 2021 | Maximilian Doty
    [Catholic Caucus] Hundreds Flock to Bishop’s Latin MassFor the fifth year in a row, Catholic tradition made a quiet but profound appearance in an unsuspecting setting: before dawn, early on a Saturday morning on the campus of a public university.However, for the first year, it was led by a successor of the apostles.As was previously posted here on OnePeterFive, before dawn on December 11th, Bishop Conley, ordinary of Lincoln, Nebraska offered a Pontifical Solemn Rorate Mass at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Newman Center.Many woke early that Saturday morning to worship in so sublime a way — totaling four hundred faithful,...
  • What is behind the papal strangulation of the old Mass?

    12/24/2021 7:50:25 AM PST · by ebb tide · 22 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | December 24, 2021 | Fr Christopher Basden
    What is behind the papal strangulation of the old Mass? By Fr Christopher Basden, Parish Priest of Ramsgate, England. Since the Pope’s recent brutal and unmerciful constriction of the traditional Latin Mass, many have been shocked by its unusual severity and questioned what motivates it. Liberal Catholic friends respond that it lacks the inclusivity that a broad Church demands. Friends from beyond the confines of Catholicism scratch their heads; this is the classic Roman ritual which for 1 ½ millennia was the inspiration of countless works of music, literature and art. One of the loveliest personal memories I have...
  • Refurbished St. Edward new home to Traditional Mass community

    12/19/2021 7:24:29 AM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 9 replies
    A pair of photos compares the former sanctuary and altar of St. Edward the Confessor to its new one. Courtesy Ernesto Ibarra By Jeff Grant, The Catholic SunPHOENIX — In the residential neighborhoods of southeastern Phoenix, just south of the commercial and industrial areas where Interstate 10 curves away from Sky Harbor International Airport, the faithful who worship with the Extraordinary Form of the Mass – the traditional Latin Mass – have a new home where they can celebrate their Catholic faith.St. Edward the Confessor, whose status as a parish was ended earlier this year by the Diocese of Phoenix...
  • Latinos' rejection of Latinx rattles world of the woke

    12/13/2021 8:10:44 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 12, 2021 | By Kerry Picket
    Woke speech codes suffered a major setback when some Hispanic lawmakers and the country’s oldest Hispanic rights group put the kibosh on the use of the transgender-friendly term “Latinx.” The rejection of the Latinx label even extended to prominent Democratic lawmakers. “I’m Latina, you know. Latinx — that’s, bull——,” said Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, a New York Democrat and the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the House. The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest Hispanic civil rights group in the U.S., also kicked Latinx to the curb. Domingo Garcia, the group’s president, told its communications team and...
  • Dem Pollster: Use of Term “Latinx” Hurting Democrats, Latinos/Hispanics Hate It

    12/06/2021 5:57:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Monday, December 6, 2021 | Mary Chastain
    My friend: “Latino is literally all-inclusive. To change it to Latinx is not only counter-intuitive to the language, but offensive in trying to make a Spanish word fit English norms.”Dem Pollster: Use of Term “Latinx” Hurting Democrats, Latinos/Hispanics Hate It My friend: “Latino is literally all-inclusive. To change it to Latinx is not only counter-intuitive to the language, but offensive in trying to make a Spanish word fit English norms.” Posted by Mary Chastain Monday, December 6, 2021 at 05:00pm 22 Comments Share This StoryFacebookTwitterTelegramGabMeWeRedditEmail We all know the Democrats and the left love to twist language and change definitions....
  • France turns to Ancient Greece for war on woke

    11/17/2021 7:31:15 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 28 replies
    Quebec Herald ^ | 11-17-21 | QB
    France’s education minister has announced plans to boost the teaching of ancient Greek and Latin in an effort to fight the proliferation of wokeism and “develop the culture” of the country’s younger generations. Speaking on Monday, Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer, a leading figure in France’s war on woke, said that ancient Greek and Latin would become available to sixth formers pursuing vocational courses next year, as well as middle school students. Blanquer wants sixth formers to have the opportunity to “develop their culture” by reading ancient philosophers while gaining the technical qualifications that the economy demands. Speaking at a charter...
  • New inscriptions from Saudi Arabia and the extent of Roman rule along the Red Sea [Farasan Islands]

    11/25/2021 7:52:02 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Tabulae Geographicae ^ | March 2017 | Michael Ditter
    The first inscription was discovered in 2003 at ancient Hegra in Hedjaz, an oasis city on the Incense Road. Today it is known as Al-Hijr (Mada'in Salih)...Hegra was the major center in the south of the Nabataean kingdom that in the 1st century CE also controlled other oasis towns, such as nearby Taima or Dumatha. The kingdom was one of Rome's client states along its eastern border. When the last Nabataean king died in 106 CE, Trajan had already prepared the orders for imperial troops in neighboring provinces to swiftly move in and occupy his territory before any resistance could...
  • Roman Priest’s Exceptionally Well-Preserved Remains Found in Pompeii

    11/14/2021 4:46:42 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | August 18, 2021 | Isis Davis-Marks
    Marcus Venerius Secundio died in his 60s decades before Mount Vesuvius’ eruption...As Silvia Lambertucci reports for Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (ANSA), the skeleton, which still has hair and a partially visible ear, belonged to a man who died in his 60s in the decades leading up to Pompeii’s destruction.Per a statement from the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, experts discovered the remains at the necropolis of Porta Sarno, just east of the ancient city center. An inscription on the man’s tomb identifies him as Marcus Venerius Secundio, a formerly enslaved individual who later became a priest...The skeleton shows signs of partial...
  • 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...