Monthly Archives: May 2007

Why the Motu Proprio and more Latin are needed

 
This is a comment to another post, off topic, but a very good topic.  My emphases:
vox borealis:  I am a long time lurker but never left a comment.  I know this is rather off-topic, but–I am teaching a May term … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Procession in Rome

This afternoon in Rome there was a Eucharistic procession from the Basilica Santa Maria sopra Minerva to the famed Chiesa Nuova.  It was in honor of today’s feast of Our Lady… of the Eucharist.
The procession is about to leave … Continue reading

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I beg you… STOP THE ABUSES!

This public service announcement is brought to you by the League of Warm and Fuzzy Traditionalists, to whom I tip… 
o{]:¬)

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Private v public values

The Italian newpaper Libero contrasted the simultaneous demonstrations in Rome yesterday: milk and binkies v. sweat and smoke.  
By all accounts there were over 1 million people at St. John Lateran for the traditional values "Family Day" gathering.  Some say … Continue reading

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Winners and losers

Today was "Family Day" in Rome and it was a huge, vast, mind-blowing success.  It was lay organized and attended. 
It would have been a success, according to the organizers, had over 100,000 people come to St. John Lateran for … Continue reading

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Benedict to drug dealers – think about hell

The Pope traveled to a drug and addiction rehabilitation site run by Franciscan religious.
His words are compassionate for those who have been through the mill, for victims, but very hard hitting again for those who participated in their victimization and … Continue reading

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A Sabine view via webcam

In early June I am slated to head back to the Sabine Farm for a while. Here is a morning view through the front Sabine webcam.

I see the trees are flowering.  I miss that. 

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Brazil: Benedict beats brother bishops black n’ blue

Yesterday the Holy Father beat the stuffing out of the bishops in São Paolo. 
They are about to fire up their plenary meeting of the CELAM (all the Latin American bishops conferences).  I posted the text … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 26: Augustine on the Alleluia; Catholic pro-abortion politicians & Communion,

In today’s PODCAzT I present an excerpt from St. Augustine’s commentary on Ps. 148. 
I also rant about Holy Communion and Catholic public figures who actively and concretely promote abortion.

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The Pope’s talk in the Cathedral of São Paolo

Here is the text of the Pope’s speech in the Cathedral of São Paolo
Now that it has been spoken, I can post it (emphases mine):

Dear Brother Bishops!
Although he was the Son of God, he learned obedience through what … Continue reading

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11 May: Saint Antimo

Today is the feast of Sant’Antimo, a martyr on the Via Salaria perhaps in the 3rd century.  There is a glorious romanesque abbey church dedicated to Sant’Antimo along the stretch of the Via Francigena passing through Tuscany, not far from … Continue reading

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Hell’s Bible coverage of the Pope in Brazil

In a Brazilian stadium the Holy Father met with thousands of young people chanting "Yes to Life! No to abortion!" while they were waiting for his arrival.
The New York Times covered the event on page A10.
On A1 you find, however, … Continue reading

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What Does The Quaeso Really Say?

With a tip of the biretta   o{]:¬)   to Veritatis Splendor (the blog, not the doc – the document would be Veritatis splendor, but I digress) I warn you in the Washington D.C. area that there is out there a polyphonic … Continue reading

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Italian text of abortion question to Pope on the airplane

Here are the texts of the questions in Italian about abortion and excommunication:
I am leaving them in Italian because I don’t have the energy now to translate them. I would note that the second question was put by Marco … Continue reading

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Vale Valle!

I am really irritated about the fate of Valle Adurni, a very good blog of an English priest.  Here is the entry that has made my angry and sad (my emphases).

Requiem 

With the greatest sorrow, I have deleted my whole … Continue reading

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10 May: St. Job, Old Testament figure

Today is the feast of St. Job.  The Roman Martyrology gives us this terse entry.
1. Commemoratio sancti Iob, admirandae patientiae viri in terra Hus.
I will let one of you do this!  (Those of you who are very stong with … Continue reading

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Italian coverage of the Pope’s “excommunication” answer

Some of the Italian journalists  "covering" the papal trip to Brazil could use a workshop on Church law and making distinctions.
One of the key points in the news these days rests in the distinction between excommunication and exclusion from Communion. … Continue reading

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The Pope’s Book: 15 May

Remember that the Holy Father’s recent book Jesus of Nazareth will be released on 15 May in English.
There is still time to pre-order at real savings: $14.97 instead of $24.95

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Cong. Saints: Decree on Heroic Virtues of PIUS XII!

The Congregation for the Causes of the Saints approved the decree on the heroic virtues of Pius XII.  
 
This means that the Congregation, after study of his life, testimony about him, his writing and works, etc., that Pius XII has … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Pope’s comment on excommunication “clarifed”

UPDATE: The spokesman, Fr. Lombardi, was right on the spot, it seems:
You knew this had to happen.
From Alessandro Gisotti of Vatican Radio (my translation):
To a question about politicians in Mexico who supported the law to decriminalize abortion, the Pope underscored … Continue reading

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