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, … 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     To cite an aria from Puccini’s Tosea in the context of a distinguished prelate’s death will seem to those … 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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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 Telegraph.co.uk: 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 … 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 … 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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Pope Benedict future USA trip?

It may be that some time in the future, His Holiness will travel to the USA.  The terms are still quite vague, however: POPE ACCEPTS INVITATION TO VISIT U.N. HEADQUARTERS   VATICAN CITY, APR 27, 2007 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon, … Continue reading

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Sabine Supper

Tonight as the sun set I began my supper prep. Black Angus bone-in rib eye grilled in lemon and first press olive oil. Sweet corn from Florida. Mixed greens with homemade Green Godess dressing. 2002 Tobias Zinfandel. "An all new … Continue reading

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A down day

Fighting exhaustion, I needed a day to rest. Nothing’s wrong.  Just tired. Back at the Sabine Farm for a couple days before returning to Rome. Ahhhhhhhh….

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Interview with Archbp. Ranjith on the Exhortation

There is an nterview available through UCANews.  Gerard O’Connell interviews H.E. Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith speaking about the post-Synodal Exhortation Sacramentum caritatis of His Holiness. It concerns especially the Exhortation and Asia.  There is a mention of the now famously correction … Continue reading

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  "The…….hills are aliiiiiiive…..  "

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24 April: The Myrophorae

After "beeka Amerikana brekafasta" I tore off another sheet of my Vatican curial calendar (yes, the Sabine Farm has that too), to find that today is the feast of the Myrophorae.  Thus, I flipped open my 2004 Martyrologium Romanum (yes… … Continue reading

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