Monthly Archives: May 2007

Fun with the new Compendium

The new book is quite informative and, I must say it, amusing. For example, I have learned more about "eyes".  We all know that when moving about during Mass priests ought to keep their eyes cast down piously.  However, on. … Continue reading

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Papal chess praxis: position play

A few people have written asking me about some Vatican appointments they noticed in the Bolletino.  I also saw this subject on a blog or another site.  Just to mention two appointments, some have noticed that the Fr. Michael Zielinski, … Continue reading

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It’s out! (…a book, not the MP)

I picked up my spankin’ new copy of the reissue of Ludovico Trimeloni’s Compendio di Liturgia Pratica today (Milano: Marietti 1829, 2007), pp. 865, E. 40. This heavy Italian tome teaches you how to do everything liturgical…. as it was … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 31: Hilary on the the gift of baptism; valid and invalid sacraments

In today’s PODCAzT we hear St. Hilary of Poitiers (+367), the malleus Arianorum speak across the centuries.  He talks about what the Holy Spirit does in us by baptism.  He does so, of course, against Arian and Sabellian heretics. I … Continue reading

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Baseball stadium and Cathedrals… think about it

Baseball is the game God loves most. It is therefore perfectly reasonable that baseball parks ought to be designed much as a cathedral might be.  This from The Lion and the Cardinal (edited and with my emphases and comments): I … Continue reading

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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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Caption call

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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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