... minding my own business with my dog and my hawk.
So why is this priest taking my photo?
In the late 12th century, on January 6, a wild rose in bloom was found by villagers from Meritxell going to Mass in Canillo. It was out of season and at its base was found a statue of the Virgin and Child. The statue was placed in the Canillo church. However, the statue was found under the same wild rose the next day. The statue was taken to the church of Encamp. However, as before, the statue was found under the same wild rose the next day. As in similar legends elsewhere, the villagers of Meritxell took this as a sign and decided to build a new chapel in their town after they found an open space miraculously untouched by the winter snows.
|We, the nonchalant, shall cow you by our nonchalance|
|If in doubt, mutter Latin prayers|
“surely Feuerbach’s hypothesis would never work in that matrix paradigm”
K. J. Calewaert, bishop of Grand (who was put on the Preparatory Theological Commission by mistake: in Rome, he was mistaken for another man with the same name, dead these last few years, a great specialist in liturgy)...
|St Oswald's Bellingham|
|St Oswald's Bellingham at the beginning of Lent|
it's a bit like a game of 'spot the difference'
|The headless Cardinal of Doom|
|Baby Cardinal Bird|
Mouth open to receive the truth or God
|The Cardinal Avenger|
rooting out injustice and bad doctrine
|Me with Boy Bishop.|
Boy Bishop has a mitre, and hair.
I have neither
|Neck covering must be hiding the goiter|
|Type of scissors reputedly used by angels |
in the nightly activities to punish wayward ex-Goths
for an over fondness for their hairstyles
in their younger days.
|This is EXACTLY what I used to look like with bed hair.|
|Terrible photo. They should have used one of him which was all smiley.|
|The Coat of Arms of Oriel College|
three leopards (lions)
|Front quad of Oriel College|
|The Purification of the Virgin|
|University College Durham |
'Castle' - my present alma mater
|Our Lady of Vengeance|
destroying heresy and evil
protecting the Church from malice
|Cardinal Muller, head of the CDF|
This is the substance of the sacrament, and no power in heaven or on earth, neither an angel, nor the pope, nor a council, nor a law of the bishops, has the faculty to change it.This is not just some Cardinal having an opinion (we know that Cardinal's can be completely ignored nowadays) but the head of the Church's Doctrinal body. Is this the Pope's response to the Dubia? Or is Muller about to be axed, in a Franciscan manner?
|Behold the axe of mercy|