September 17 is the beginning of Yom Kippur, but in accordance the Hanukkuh Rule
we have to point out that it is also, in my own poor Episcopalian Church
, the feast day of the remarkable Hildegard of Bingen
, mystic and musician; and in my wife`s
Catholic Church, of St. Robert Bellarmine
, a Jesuit who distinguished himself, to my Protestant eye, by being one of the judges who condemned Giordano Bruno
to the stake and by being involved in the suppression of Galileo
. Obviously a man of stern character.
Part of the Hanakkah rule is that you get to scrounge around for whatever nearby celebration you want to include, so I note that tomorrow (September 18) is the feast day, in the Episcopal calendar, of Edward Bouverie Pusey
. Both Pusey and Bellarmine worked to revive their respective Churches by revisiting its history. In some small way, that`s what we at VDARE.COM are trying to do
for the American nation.
A happy [fill in blank] to all our readers. We do mean it.