Monthly Archives: May 2007

The Pope and Italian Bishops take on the “world”

The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI spoke to the Italian bishops gathered in a plenary meeting of their conference (CEI).  This year the Italian bishops made their five year ad limina apostolorum visits prescribed by Canon Law. At the very … Continue reading

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A one time mentor

A one time mentor and friend H.E. Luigi de Magistris, did an ordination in Wigratzbad! This is the fellow I once used to describe as the last Roman priest.

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Massive crowds for Pope’s audience

The Pope is under massive attack in the Italian press.  Today 50,000 people came for the Wednesday Audience! It was really hot here today.

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“Dominus vobiscum”…What the…??

I am sure more than one of you have been wondering what the heck is going on in papal liturgies.  If the Holy Father wants more Latin, why isn’t their more Latin in his Masses right? On this note, I … Continue reading

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Counter the annual idiocy with reverence

There is a good and thoughtful post over at The Recovering Dissident Catholic about attire in church.  Some background.  There is an especially irksome group called the Rainbow Sash Movement who put on sashes to protest the Church’s teaching on … Continue reading

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20 May: St. Aurea of Ostia

Today is the feast of St. Aurea of Ostia, a martyr from the 2nd century about whom we know nothing.  St. Aurea figures in the ongoing story of St. Augustine of Hippo and his mother St. Monnica. To find out … Continue reading

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ALERT: I have zeroed in on a restaurant specializing in fish which, amazingly, I have not been to yet.  More amazingly, it is not far from where I live. Aimeh!  Too little time…. This place is situated along the Via … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 30: Augustine on Peter and John; singing a Tridentine Requiem; St. Peter Celestine V

This time we hear St. Augustine of Hippo’s tr. 124 on the Gospel of John, in which he explores what Christ meant when He told Peter to follow Him but told John that He would have to stay until He … Continue reading

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News coverage of Motu Proprio and letter to Chinese Catholics

There is an AP article which a friend tipped me to in the Chicago Tribune.  The usual cliches pepper this piece  (my emphases): Pope plans to revive old-style Latin mass        By Nicole WinfieldAssociated Press May 19, 2007 VATICAN CITY … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 29: Leo’s mind blowing Ascension sermon; angels

In this PODCAzT we hear St. Leo’s (+461) second sermon on the Ascension, s. 74.  This is an amazing piece of work.  Also, I talk about angels and how there is an angelic battle being waged for your soul.   … Continue reading

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Tagged for a meme

I have been tagged for a meme by Argent.  In no way to I think this is exhaustive.  It is just what quickly came to mind.  I spent a summer doing nothing but reading 19th c. English novels.  You could … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 28: Augustine on the Ascension; Card. Castrillion on the Motu Proprio

In this PODCAzT we delved into s. 263A of St. Augustine of Hippo (+430) which is about the Lord’s Ascension.  I also dig into uniting our sufferings to the Lord, especially in Holy Mass.  Finally I talk about Card. Castrillion … Continue reading

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Card. Castrillon (Ecclesia Dei) to CELAM: the time has come

His Eminence Darío Card. Castrillón Hoyos delivered an address at the meeting of CELAM in Brazil.   Here are some of the good bits.  My emphases.  The less than smooth translation is not mine.  I have fixed it in a couple … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 27: Leo on the Ascension; a Collect; feedback

Today, the Vigil of Ascension, this PODCAzT brings to you a selection of St. Leo the Great’s (+461) sermon s. 73 on the Ascension.  Whassup with transfering Ascension Thursday to Sunday?  I talk about the Collect for the Ascension Mass … Continue reading

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