Saturday, February 5, 2011

The ACI on Dublin

"If church history, including our own recent experience, teaches anything it is that neither confessions without instruments nor instruments without common faith and order are sufficient to preserve unity."

Anglican Communion Institute, "Dublin post-mortem," February 4, 2011,

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Was ever an amulet so variously translated? Or is it just my French?

With gratitude to Michelle Beauclair for her help with a line of Testa's French.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"Good idea the repetition"

"Mass seems to be over.  Could hear them all at it.  Pray for us.  And pray for us.  Good idea the repetition.  Same thing with ads.  Buy from us.  And buy from us."

Leopold Bloom in James Joyce's Ulysses, Episode 13 (Ulysses:  the corrected text, ed. Hans Walter Gabler with Wolfhard Steppe and Claus Melchior (New York, NY:  Random House, 1986), 309, ll. 1122-1124).