Wonders never cease! This morning there is an essay supporting the Pope in the
Washington Post! On the other hand, the Baylor-Maryland women’s basketball matchup we hoped for is not going to happen.
…There are a few prayers of the Holy Mass which the priest prays silently. After the gifts are prepared on the altar, the priest bows and prays:
In spiritu humilitatis et in animo contrito suscipiamur ad te Domine, et sic fiat sacrificium nostrum in conspectu tuo hodie ut placeat tibi Domine Deus.
(“In an humble spirit, and a contrite heart, may we be received by Thee, O Lord, and may our sacrifice be so offered up in Thy sight this day that it may please Thee, O Lord God.”)
This morning I bowed and said this prayer for the 3,000th time. May God be praised. Here is the homily I gave, the last in my Deadly-Sins series…
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Two top-eleven college basketball teams came to town today. And the NBA-elite San Antonio Spurs, too.
Not too many people thought that the Hoyas would beat Marquette. (And they
didn’t, in fact, beat Marquette.)
But even fewer people thought that the Terps would beat #3 UNC, and they
And nobody thought the Wizards could get three wins in a row, which they have yet to do this season.
The most cheerful basketball news of the day for me was this:
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Right now, Duke is beating poor Maryland by 40+ points.
Playing at Duke is rough.
Please forgive me for making a boo-boo in my last post. I lamented that the Hoyas have a losing record in the Big East. In fact, the record stands at 3-3. I forgot that we had beaten Providence College. Tomorrow afternoon we play Seton Hall at 2:00. The game will be broadcast on MASN and AM 980.
Today is the feast day of the gentle bishop, St. Francis de Sales. If you would like to have a spiritual life, and you are looking for a
good, straightforward book to teach you how to do it, look no further.
Gimmicks with the uniform are never a good idea
Things had gotten so bad (3-13 record) that the Wizards decided to come in
disguise to play the Lakers at the Verizon Center last night.
Then, amazingly, they almost beat
my man Kobe and Co.!
Almost. The Wizards/Zephyrs are now 3-14. Kobe saved the game for the Lakers after a “valiant effort” in the fourth-quarter by the Wiz, as Phil Chenier put it.
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