Monthly Archives: February 2007

Tomorrow, I am guessing there will be fireworks

No, by fireworks I don’t the Indult, though that would be great.  Tomorrow is the anniversary of the Lateran Pacts.  Usually there are fireworks. 
Last year I shot this.  Who knows what I’ll capture this year!
 
 

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Gradualia Romana

There are 160 stair-steps from our ground floor to my quarters.

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Card. Zen: “acts of war against the church”

Hard words from our favorite Cardinal, the great bishop of Hong Kong Joseph Card. Zen.  Talk is getting tougher.
Here is the story (my emphasis):
HK cardinal hits out at China over "acts of war"
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Something “new” in Card. Castrillón’s interview?

In Cardinal Castrillón‘s recent interview in Die Tagespost there was not a great communicated that was new.  However, long time blog participant Henry had another thought.  It is woth reexamining.
Henry wrote in his comment: "It seems to me there may … Continue reading

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Nice things on an otherwise difficult day

It was a thoroughly awful day today, long and difficult.  There have been a lot of reasons to be "down" (not a few of them on this blog, as it turns out).  I actually got myself a little bit of … Continue reading

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First Things: on Lefebvre and schism

As a follow up to my comments on schism in another entry, I found this in the blog of First Things (my emphasis):

I will take up this distinction a bit further below, but I first need to take up the … Continue reading

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8 February: St. Josephine Bakhita

St. Josephine Bakhita is a truly amazing saint.  Check out a biography of her here. 
Let’s get right into a primary text.
Here is a quote from St. Josephine about her life as a slave:
"One day I unwittingly made a mistake … Continue reading

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Card. Castrillón Hoyos interviewed about “Tridentine” indult

I tip my biretta to participant Steven  o{]:¬)  for the link to an article in Die Tagespost.  Regina Einig interviewed His Eminence Darío Card. Castrillón Hoyos.  The text is in German.  I don’t have time to translate it for you, … Continue reading

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Card. Zen on Pope’s upcoming letter to Chinese Catholics

Asia News and ZENIT report that Joseph Card. Zen, Bishop of Hong Kong and all around excellent fellow, says that the Pope’s letter to Chinese Catholics should be ready "around Easter".    Asia News has a somewhat more complete picture, saying … Continue reading

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Clinging to human tradition?

From today’s Gospel reading for the Novus Ordo:
 

He responded, “Well did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written:
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Interview with Card. Ricard mentions “Tridentine” Motu Proprio

CWN has a piece, reporting on an interview by Jean-Marie Guenois with Card. Ricard, Archbp. of Bordeaux and member of the Pont. Comm. "Ecclesia Dei", which appeared in La Croix.  The interview especially treats of the l’Institut du Bon … Continue reading

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Indulgence for World Day of the Sick

There is an indulgence granted for 11 February, World Day of the Sick.

D E C R E T U M
Speciales conceduntur Indulgentiae christifidelibus occasione «XV Mundialis Infirmorum Diei»
Cum in originale peccatum incidisset homo, et ob hanc ipsam causam donis se … Continue reading

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“Tridentine” spiritual bouquet

1) In another entry I reported an opinion of a fellow journalist who suggested that 22 February would be a good date for the "Tridentine" Motu Proprio (frankly, I think any day would be a good day).  A participant here … Continue reading

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Omnibus omnia

The last time these Catholic Blog Awards were on, I was too new to the blogosphere to know much about the whole thing.  So many people, I included, benefit from the hard work of creators of these pages.  Get involved!
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5th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Collect (2)

EXCERPT:
This is also what it means to belong to a family: there is both a profound interconnection between the members but also an inequality – children are no less members of the family than parents, but they are dependent they are not the equals of their parents. Our prayer gives us an image that runs very much contrary to the prevailing values of the last few decades, a period in which the military has been denigrated and the family as a coherent recognizable unit has been systematically broken down. The Latin prayers often reflect the Church’s profound awareness of our lack of equality with God. The prayers are radically hierarchical, just as God’s design reveals hierarchy and order. Compare this with prevailing societal norms. Nowadays individual soldiers might be praised but the military is still being looked at by the intelligentsia with suspicion. Rights of individual people are validated, but the family as a unit is under severe attack. Continue reading

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5th Sunday of Ordinary Time: POST COMMUNION (2)

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However one may compute it, the bulk of the traditional orations simply disappeared under the revisers’ busy blue pencils. In terms of numbers and statistics alone, therefore, the contents of Paul VI’s Missal represent a radical break with the Church’s liturgical tradition. Continue reading

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Expression of gratitude for donations

I am grateful to those of you who have recently made contributions using the donation button.

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Revisiting and revising the “Tridentine” Battle Hymn

I have been receiving various missives from the author of the "Tridentine" Battle Hymn I posted about in another entry.  Each of these missives has been offering revisions of the Hymn.  Each of them has been promising that they were … Continue reading

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Venus and Rome

Here is a shot of the bright Venus.  This is is my view.

 Am I fortunate? 

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“Tridetine” Motu Proprio Random Date Generator.

I tip the tricorno   o{]:¬)   to Curt Jester who saw the latest rumor.  He posted in response a hilarious script for a "Tridetine" Motu Proprio Random Date Generator.   This is really funny.

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