Rule of Three: SSPX, TAC, & the Orthodox Church

Saturday, January 31, 2009 \PM\.\Sat\.

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We have had a spate of exciting news these past two weeks.  So much good news that I have noticed a certain pattern forming.  That pattern usually comes in threes, so I’d like to introduce the Rule of Three theory.  The Rule of Three is a theorem that states good news comes in threes. 

First we have Pope Benedict XVI having the excommunications on the Society of St. Pius X (S.S.P.X.)  lifted on January 21.  Then we have rumors that the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (C.D.F.) possibly offering the  Traditional Anglican Communion (T.A.C.) entry into the Catholic Church on January 29.  So there needs to be a third piece of good news percolating somewhere some would think?

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Faces of Lincoln-Part II

Saturday, January 31, 2009 \AM\.\Sat\.

Something for the weekend.  A followup to my earlier tribute to Linoln, and part of my series of posts on Lincoln leading up to his 200th birthday on February 12, 2009.  This video purports to have in it every known photograph of Mr.  Lincoln.  The songs in the video are Lincoln and Liberty Too, perhaps the most stirring campaign song in American history, Dixie, ironically a favorite song of the President of the Union, and the haunting Ashokan Farewell.