Daily Archives: 27 January 2007

27 January: St. Angela Merici

A long time ago, in a parish far far away, I got in terrible trouble on the feast of St. Angela Merici (+1540), foundress of the Ursulines in Brescia and a patroness of Catholic education.  I was asked to bless … Continue reading

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Card. Bertone is talking about Pius XII these days

The Cardinal Secretary of State has a big job, to say the least. But these days, he is busy with book presentations. He had one a couple days ago, for a book on people who helped Jews during WWII. Today … Continue reading

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27 January: St. Vitalian, pope

Today is the feast of St. Vitalian, Pope (657-672), who is also a co-patron of the Suburbicarian Diocese of Velletri-Segni.  He was born in Segni (where the finest chestnuts of Italy are found). I would be remiss if I did … Continue reading

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Card. Hummes via internet to the world’s priests

Claudio Card. Hummes, Prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, has written to all the priests of the world via the website of the Congregation. Let’s look at the central section and pull it apart. I have some obervations along the … Continue reading

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