Daily Archives: 12 December 2006

Motu Proprio “soon”

I have been pretty tied up today with things like press conferences, a conference of the Acton Institute here in Rome, gett ready for a flight tomorrow and losing my glasses… so…. there is "Tridentine" news.
From the Italian agency ANSA, … Continue reading

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Pope’s Message for World Day of Peace

I was at the press conference presenting the Holy Father’s Message for the World Day of Peace (1 January).
You might recall that I think last year’s was a foundational document for this Pontificate, as it spelled out many … Continue reading

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What did the Pope REALLY say to the Swiss?

Here it is.  This is what Pope Benedict told the Swiss bishops back in November.  Do you remember the flap about the Holy See issuing the wrong text.  EXCERPTS: (My emphasis)
VATICAN CITY, DEC. 11, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is a Vatican … Continue reading

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2nd Week of Advent – Tuesday

Here is the Collect of Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Advent:
COLLECT:Deus, qui salutare tuum cunctis terrae finibus declarasti,tribue, quaesumus,ut nativitatis eius gloriam laetanter praesolemur.
The wonderfully apt verb praestolor, deponent (passive in form but active in meaning), is "to stand … Continue reading

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Presser on St. Paul’s Tomb: a relic for the Church of Athens

Along with the news (posted here) that the Patriarchal Basilicas are now to be called "Papal", there was an interesting bit of news that popped out.
His Eminence Card. Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Archpriest of the Basilica, explained that some … Continue reading

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