Daily Archives: 11 December 2006

Presser on St. Paul’s Tomb: reporters belittled?

I see that there is a blurb going around from a Reuters story that His Eminence Card. Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Archpriest of the Basilica, "belittled" reporters. What happened in the conference was that one reporter after another was … Continue reading

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Four Major Basilicas of Rome no longer called “Patriarchal”

I attended the press conference today about the excavations of the tomb of St. Paul in the Basilica St. Paul’s outside the walls. The presser was interesting, but there was nothing really earth shattering about the excavation. What was interesting … Continue reading

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Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” to have plenary meeting

La Repubblica had an article that the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" will meet in plenary session tomorrow (12 Dec) to discuss the derestricting of the older form of Mass. Here is my translation of the article: The Pope: Time drawing … Continue reading

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2nd Week of Advent – Monday

Here is the Collect for Monday of the 2nd Week of Advent COLLECT:Dirigatur, quaesumus, Domine,in conspectu tuo nostrae petitionis oratio,ut ad magnum incarnationis Unigeniti tui mysteriumnostrae vota servitutis illibata puritate perveniant. This prayer is in Rotulus 13 which is published … Continue reading

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Memories of San Nicola

Blogger John Sonnen at Orbis Catholicus as photos of an interesting Mass at the Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere, in Rome.  I directed a Gregorian chant schola there years ago and was ordained deacon in that basilica.  Sonnen has … Continue reading

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While I was away…

I am back from my little jaunt to Tuscany, where there was good scenery, good food, less noise and far better air than Rome.  A priest friend from my residence and I rented a car and drove around for a … Continue reading

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