Huge updates to the site

It has been a long time since the content update and even longer since platform update. 

Finally, after much procrastination, the site is running on more or less the latest software available for the platform. On top of that, I have finally changed the hosting service. The new hosting service offers about twice the performance at 5-8 times lower cost, depending on the exchange rate.

The change in hosting provider with the resulting improvement in performance now re-enables displaying the whole tags list, which previously was not the case as the system seemed to run out of resources.  The webiste is also considerably faster in terms of responsiveness.

Another big update is that the site now also links to the companion Telegram channels. These are on the right sidebar, Distinction Matter and Distinction Matter Forward. The first is for original content whereas the second is for content that I forward from other channels.

There is also a new link to the traditional liturgical calendar and fasting guidelines. This should complement the link to today's Mass. The link is from the most reliable source I have found on these issues - Traditio. It is difficult to know what the fasting rules are since they have changed so much over the past 2 centuries or so, but these ones make it clear that they are the ones from the pre-1950 time and based on the guidelines of St. Pius X.

Oftentimes diocesan websites are completely useless when it comes to guiding the faithful who wish to follow fruitful fasting practices.

The Mass readings are from Divinium Officium, and they remain the same as they were before.

More updates will probably follow with regards to the site's platform. Among other things there should soon be a HTTPS version of it.

The content updates should also be slightly more frequent. The Telegram channels have very frequent updates.

A lot seems to be happening now both in church and state, and I am also preoccupied with other stuff. So I don't presently have time to do my daily and weekly updates, but at least with the Telegram channels I can provide short commentary, and there is also the possibility of having much more interactive communication due to Telegram's commenting functionality.