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Poetry

Sunday Sonnet.

Donne has been used, so let is go from that recusant to a Catholic convert, who found that yoke hard, so hard. For the Church he gave up England for an Ireland that mistrusted his Jesuitism and blood — with good historical reasons. Many speculate on depression. They forget that a man doing his duty […]

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Lectionary music

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Septuagesima)

God bless the papists. Because they still understand their Latin, and can remind us that we are moving from Christmastide to Lent. I’m reformed, and my church does not keep the traditional seasons, but we have a month of prayer and fasting, leading to our expansion offering. The Sundays of Septugesima are named for their […]