Monthly Archives: April 2007

Time for sleep

A last glance out the window…    

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Eucharistic Procession at Notre Dame

Everyone who is within striking distance of Notre Dame should give support to the Eucharistic Procession which will take place on 22 April 2007.   On Sunday April 22nd, 2007 the University of Notre Dame will hold its 3rd annual … Continue reading

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Images from a conclave

At the Lateran there has been a wonderful exhibit about the history of conclaves.  There is a display of objects from various conclaves, including that which elected His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.  Here are a few interesting items. First, the … Continue reading

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Where are you?

Today is the 2nd Anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict XVI.  That was quite a day.   You might chime in to say where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. This is what I … Continue reading

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Mass for St. Anicetus

Be sure to visit The Hermeneutic of Continuity to see what the men did for the Feast of St. Anicetus.  Very nice. I saw some familiar faces and names with the photos and I happily tip my biretta to them … Continue reading

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The Angel Bridge

On the way home from the library tonight I got caught in the rain, actually in a hailstorm.  But as it was coming in, I saw… well…

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Saltimbocca

I have friends in Rome right now and there has been a certain measure of eating out.    Although we had wine from Tuscany, last night’s supper involved saltimbocca alla romana and an artichoke, carciofo alla romana. I did not … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 19: Fulgentius ad Monimum; the Historical Critical Method

Today’s PODCAzT presents a reading from St. Fulgentius of Ruspe (+533) appearing in the Office of Readings.  We have seen Fulgentius before.  Did you know Fulgentius was involved in getting St. Augustine’s bones out of N. Africa?  I also speak … Continue reading

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Some more images from the Holy Father’s Mass on Sunday

Here are a few more shots from the Holy Father’s Mass on Sunday. Cardinal Sodano pays respects to the Holy Father. At the time of the Consecration, the Swiss Guard take a knee. The Consecration, "for you and for many": … Continue reading

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A few more images from the Sunday Mass

A couple more of my shots from the Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square. As I was walking to the Basilica I shot a photo of the square from across the Tiber. The entrance procession:     Incensing the Paschal … Continue reading

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Pius XII and the Jews, the controversy continues

When I visited the Holocaust Museum on Washington D.C. I wrote in the book at the end that the presentation of this story would never be complete so long as Pius XII was not acknowledged as one of the righteous … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 18: Augustine to the newly baptized

Today is traditionally called Domenica in albis, the Sunday of the white garments which the newly baptized received on the Vigil of Easter.  St. Augustine (+430) preaches about this day, and you can hear some of what he has to … Continue reading

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Biretta sightings

Some of you are interested in clerical headwear. Here are some birettas spotted during the Holy Father’s Mass today, celebrated in St. Peter’s Square, for the 2nd Sunday of Easter and his 80th birthday. First, a cardinal and an Eastern … Continue reading

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Again a request for prayers for Msgr. Schuler

I ask you all again to stop and say a prayer for Msgr. Richard Schuler, pastor emeritus of St. Agnes in St. Paul (MN – USA), whose condition is grave.

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Ohhhh no… that’s… that’s just wrong…

With a heavy heart I tip my biretta to Fr. Richtsteig at Orthometer    o{]:¬(      for this very disappointing photo.  There is a contest to see how many liturgical abuses you can spot. Click the image for a larger view, … Continue reading

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