Daily Archives: 2 December 2006

ADVENT: 1st Vespers in St. Peter’s Basilica

The Holy Father celebrated 1st Vespers in the Vatican Basilica of St. Peter this evening. The Holy Father’s cope was weird, at first.  It suggests the medieval. The ceremony took place at the main altar. The Holy Father’s throne was … Continue reading

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“I’m dreaming of a broad indult,…”

Frequent participant Tim Ferguson has done it again.  He offered this as a comment to another entry, but I think it deserves its own spotlight.  Sing to the obvious tune! I’m dreaming of a broad indult, and chant restored to … Continue reading

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Holy See condemns episcopal consecration in China

The Holy See issued a condemnation of the consecration of a bishop in China which took place without the permission of the Holy Father.  (My translation of the Italian.) Communiqué of the Holy See Press Office concerning the illegitimate Episcopal … Continue reading

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December prediction

I predict I will be in the USA for Christmas (YAY!). Well, that ‘s not really a prediction, is it.  Barring something unforeseen, that’s a lock. Second, I have an inkling the shoe is going to drop on the Motu … Continue reading

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Many thanks to those of you who have contributed to this blog by making a donation. Every once in a while I receive a very welcome note in my e-mail that a participant used the Donation button on the left … Continue reading

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I left my heeearrrrt in Istaaaanbuuulll

From today’s Kathpress-Tagesdienst On leaving Turkey for his return to Rome, Pope Benedict saind: "I have a deep gratitude in my heart, and a part of my heart also remains in Istanbul." Benedikt XVI.: "Ein Teil meines Herzens bleibt in … Continue reading

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