Monthly Archives: April 2007

Back in Roma. Where are you?

I am back in Rome.  Where are you?
Here is a snapshot of locations of people using the blog a couple minutes ago.
Maybe you can see your location!
Virginia Beach, Virginia Petaluma, California Farmington, Michigan College Park, Maryland London, Lambeth Lancaster, Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Fr. Welzbacher on Msgr. Schuler

From Fr. Welzbacher’s Pastor’s Page, which I have cited before.
Pastor’s Page By Fr. George Welzbacher    Apri 29, 2007  … Continue reading

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Motu Proprio cartoon

Cordial biretta tip to Shouts in the Piazza:  o{]:¬)

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Some statistics milestones

Since I installed Site Meter, we have now passed 500,000 visits and 1,000,000 pages loads.

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The 2nd miracle of St. Gianna Beretta Molla

In 2005 I wrote a piece in the Catholic Online Forum on the 2nd miracle through the intercession of new St. Gianna Molla.  I reproduce it here, somewhat edited, on her feast day.  The account of this miracle gave me … Continue reading

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Sales of the Pope’s book very strong

Reports are coming in about the sales of Pope Benedict’s new book, Jesus of Nazareth.  In some 10 days after its release, 510 thousand copies have been sold in Italy, 480 thousand in Germany and in Poland 100 thousand.
The … Continue reading

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The BBC twists the Tridentine issue

In an entry yesterday I opined that as the date for the Motu Proprio becomes more concrete (or at least seems to become concrete) some journalists would go start freaking out. 
Here is a piece from that bastion of conservative … Continue reading

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5 May could be it

In the blog of Damian Thompson on
May 5, the feast day of Pope St Pius V. That is apparently the date Pope Benedict has chosen for his announcement of the lifting of restrictions on the celebration of the beautiful … Continue reading

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Benedict revolutionizes the Synod of Bishops

For a rigid backward looking conservative, Pope Benedict XVI sure does some progressive things.
The most recent surpise from His Holiness is a change to the Synod of Bishops.
Originally the Synod, called to meet occasionally to discuss questions put to them … Continue reading

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La Reppublica: Motu Proprio news

In today’s La Reppublica there is an article from Marco Politi confirming two things which we already know.
First, the Motu Proprio is coming.  Second, Mr. Politi doesn’t understand what he is talking about on this matter.
Keep in mind … Continue reading

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