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April 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He carries on his Business as usual, at his Shop in Broad-Street.” A standard issue for most newspapers published in colonial America consisted of four pages created...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Apr 2021

Patrick Henry’s March on Williamsburg, May 1775

It had been a very hectic week in Williamsburg for Peyton Randolph, the Speaker of Virginia’s House of Burgesses and the President of the... The post Patrick Henry’s March on Williamsburg, May 1775 appeared first on Journal of the American...

March 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A second-hand Coach, a Variety of second-hand Chaises.” Adino Paddock, a coachmaker, occasionally advertised in Boston’s newspapers in the late 1760s and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Mar 2020

March 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Will be READ, The Beggar’s OPERA.” An itinerant performer toured New England in the fall of 1769, placing newspaper advertisements to promote his performances...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Mar 2020

November 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette Extraordinary (November 17, 1769). “TEA, that was imported before the Agreement of Non-importation.” On November 17, 1769, Herman Brimmer inserted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Nov 2019

Revisiting B. E. Griffiths: Former Slave, Queen’s Ranger, and “Son of Africa”

In a recent article, Todd Braisted reconstructed the remarkable story of a black Loyalist soldier, “Trumpeter Barney” of the Queen’s Rangers.[1] Through meticulous archival... The post Revisiting B. E. Griffiths: Former Slave, Queen’s...

March 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Addition to the South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (March 8, 1768).“They carry on the Taylors Business in all its Branches.” David Maull and John Wood’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Mar 2018

February 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette Extraordinary [New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy] (February 4, 1768).“HENDRICK OUDERNAARDE, BROKER, HAS to sell all Sorts of European and West-India...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Feb 2018

August 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (August 5, 1767).“THE subscriber intends opening a COFFEE ROOM.” Mary Hepburn placed an advertisement in the Georgia Gazette in the summer of 1767 to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Aug 2017

May 29

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette Extraordinary (May 29, 1766).Print played a significant role in the coming of the American Revolution. Some scholars argue for the primacy of newspapers in facilitating...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 May 2016

My Favorite Feast: Corpus Christi

Next to attending Mass, my favorite devotion is Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction. Today's feast, traditionally celebrated on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday but usually moved to the following Sunday, combines both: Mass with special emphasis...

What Catholics Lost Because of the English Reformation

I think that Devin Rose expresses these thoughts very well, after attending an Anglican Use Mass:The Order of the Mass for the Anglican Ordinariate is what the English Mass should be: traditional, yet in the vernacular; accessible, yet reverent.We’ve...

Grave Truths: A Williamsburg That Is "For Ever England"

Grave Truths: A Williamsburg That Is “For Ever England” We know there are graveyards large and small throughout Williamsburg, Virginia, that date from the revolutionary era.  There are formal cemeteries, like that...
From: Revolutionary Thoughts on 11 Aug 2015

Suppressing Septuagesima--Surprised by Lent?

As I have been preparing for my Cardinal Newman Day talk next Wednesday (Ash Wednesday) and reading Blessed John Henry Newman's sermons for Lent and Septuagesima, we've been attending Sunday Mass at St. Anthony of Padua with a mixture of liturgical seasons...

Kansas Has Three Local American Chesterton Societies!

While attending the Eighth Day Institute Symposium I was very happy to see Father Robert McElwee and his wife Ginger. Father McElwee is a retired Catholic priest of the Diocese of Wichita--he had been an Episcopalian minister but as a convert to Catholicism...

Christ the King

Today is the Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe in the Ordinary Form; it is also the last Sunday of Ordinary Time--Advent begins next Sunday. In the Extraordinary Form we celebrated the Solemnity of Christ the King on the last Sunday of October,...

Good News from Preston, England

I reported on this good news about a historic church in danger of closing in Preston, England, earlier this year. On Sunday, September 27, the Institute of Christ the King celebrated the first Solemn High Mass in St. Walburge's in the presence of Bishop...

Book Review: The Heresy of Formlessness

I purchased this book at Eighth Day Books, BTW. Martin Mosebach is a Catholic German layman, a writer (novels, screenplays, short stories, poems, essays, etc). Ignatius Press published this translation of his book on the Extraordinary Form of the Latin...

Leonine Prayers after Mass

With the two crises of Black Masses in Cambridge, Mass. and Oklahoma City, Okla, mocking the Catholic faith and desecrating the Sacramental Host, Catholics have been urged to pray the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, composed by Pope Leo XIII:Saint...

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