Saturday, February 09, 2008

Psalm 30. Exaltabo te, Domine.

1 I will magnify thee, O LORD; for thou hast set me up, * and not made my foes to triumph over me.

2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee; * and thou hast healed me.

3 Thou, LORD, hast brought my soul out of hell: * thou hast kept my life, that I should not go down into the pit.

4 Sing praises unto the LORD, O ye saints of his; * and give thanks unto him, for a remembrance of his holiness.

5 For his wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye, and in his pleasure is life; * heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be removed: * thou, LORD, of thy goodness, hast made my hill so strong.

7 Thou didst turn thy face from me, * and I was troubled.

8 Then cried I unto thee, O LORD; * and gat me to my LORD right humbly.

9 What profit is there in my blood, * when I go down into the pit?

10 Shall the dust give thanks unto thee? * or shall it declare thy truth?

11 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me; * LORD, be thou my helper.

12 Thou hast turned my heaviness into joy; * thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness:

13 Therefore shall every good man sing of thy praise without ceasing. * O my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
Fr Philip's Ten Commandments for a Good Lenten Confession


Most readers of this blog are in no danger of violating number 10. But the others might be worth our (my) attention.

Hat tip: The Curt Jester.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

The innocent little lambkins

Why don't we just skip all the folderol and have Pope Benedict canonize them now?
Hasten ye all

to read Eve's piece on "repetitive" prayer at Godspy. An excellence.
Romney out

The Herald on Mitt's exit.
Is it Catholic or is it Memorex?

Or something worse than Memorex?

The blogger at Dyspeptic Mutterings suggests how we might test the authentic catholicity of a given statement.

Monday, February 04, 2008

At nearly nineteen stone

I might be prevented from dining at restaurants in Mississippi.

And to think the bill was written by a Republican! Yikes!

Via Vox Nova.

Oh well. There's still the Celtics.

Congratulations, New York!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

This is Stalinist

Gov. Spitzer of New York would force Catholic hospitals to perform acts of prenatal infanticide.

And something tells me he's not alone among Democratic governors, or candidates for president.

Via the Curt Jester.