Daily Archives: 28 November 2006

Job security

I already wrote about this little piece on the Vatican website before, but in light of the departure of His Holiness for Turkey I reviewed it and am driven to ask you a question. Here is the first line … Continue reading

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“The Nativity Story” and more about Mary’s “painful” childbirth

I had lunch today with a great Marian expert from Syria, a Greek Melkite Antiochian Catholic who is a professor at the Oriental Institute here in Rome.   I asked him about the Eastern teachings and traditions about Mary’s giving birth … Continue reading

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Request for a caption

The Holy Father is on his way to Turkey.  Have a caption?

"Don’t worry. See you next Friday … my place!"

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They are noble, these … basilicas in the mist…

As I have told you, Rome has been foggy… and YES, I am aware of the irony of that statement.
As I was writing another entry, I saw that the basilica dome was slowly becoming visible as the morning mists burned … Continue reading

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Pro Pontifice

From the the Enchiridion of Indulgences, #25:
A partial indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, in a spirit of filial devotion, devoutly recite any duly approved prayer for the Supreme Pontiff (e.g., the Oremus pro Pontifice):
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Parish Mission Statements

I stumbled on an interesting blog called The Lair of the Catholic Cavemen where some tough talk is going on. It’s refreshing. The entry that caught my eye concerned parish "mission statements" which I have always found pretentious … Continue reading

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In honor of the Pope’s visit to Turkey

Pray for the Pope and that the trip will have a good outcome.

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