Monthly Archives: March 2007

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

WDTPRS’s second favorite Cardinal is in the news in the South China Morning Post.  We always love reading about Joseph Card. Zen, Bishop of Hong Kong.  Munster had its Lion.  Hong Kong has its 麒麟 (Qílín).  Card. Zen gives us … Continue reading

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Roman glow

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Remember the “griccia” thing?

The other day I was giving a little tour to a group of Americans beginning with the magnificent Saint Maria Maggiore.   You saw my photo of the mosaics a couple days back. In the confession before the altar, where the … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 09: Leo on the Passion; Sobrino; confessions on Good Friday

A podcazt is ready.  There is a reading of one of Leo the Great’s sermons on the Passion (s. 66  3-4) preached on 10 April 453, Good Friday.  I also talk about the Notification from the CDF about Jon Sobrino, … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI, pope and “confessor” on 29 March

On Thursday 29 March Pope Benedict XVI will hear confessions in St. Peter’s Basilica.  There will be a penance liturgy for young people of the Diocese of Rome with individual confessions heard by priests.  The Pope will use one of … Continue reading

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The effects of clouds

The skyline of Rome has fascinating particulars.  None is more intriguing than the lantern of the Church of St. Ivo, designed by Borromini. 

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Rain rain going away

The view of the rain moving through the City.

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It’s SPRING!

At 13:07 in Rome, according to the Vatican’s calendar, it is officially SPRING!!

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More about Sean Hannity on Mormons as Christians

I had heard that Sean Hannity of Fox News, whom over the years I have listened to and liked, had said that Mormons are Christians.  I wasn’t sure about the veracity of the report.  I requested from you readers some … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict won’t let Card. Zen retire

The report is in that Pope Benedict has rejected Joseph Card. Zen’s resignation as Bishop of Hong Kong.  Card. Zen was offered to be the point man for all things China.  I am sure we will hear more about this … Continue reading

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WDTPRS feeds and iTunes goofed up

Folks, the feeds for the blog and for the podcasts via iTunes seem to be screwed up after the migration.  This is just another thing that makes server migration so fun, I guess.  There were once hundreds of subscribers to … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 08: Leo the Great on works of mercy in Lent

Another PODCAzT is ready. Today we have part of a Lenten sermon of Pope Leo I, "the Great", s. 48, preached on 13 March 455. I use that as a stepping stone to some of Pope Benedict’s encyclical Deus caritas … Continue reading

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What you have always suspected: burlap banners are EVIL

You’ve all seen them. You’ve hated them for years. Now comes confirmation of what I have always known. When Liturgical Banners ATTACK! From The Crescat … San Francisco:: What started out as a faith filled Easter Vigil at Grace Cathedral … Continue reading

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Sean Hannity on Mormons and Christians

Does anyone out there have a link to a transcript of Sean Hannity of Fox News saying that Mormons are Christians? Recently Mr. Hannity had an on-air run in with Fr. Euteneuer of HLI in which Mr. Hannity was clearly … Continue reading

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Rays in a sunset

A nice evening view.

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