Daily Archives: 4 July 2007

His Excellency Piero Marini to have a new job soon?

In today’s Il Giornale, an Italian daily, there is a piece by the reliable Andrea Tornielli which speaks of a possible consistory to create new Cardinals in November.   We all know that has to happen, so it is not so … Continue reading

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Prayer for Government of Archbishop Carroll

The following prayer was composed by John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, in 1791. He was the first bishop appointed for the United States in 1789 by Pope Pius VI. He was made the first archbishop when his see of Baltimore … Continue reading

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4 July: Freedom of religious expression

In the 2002 Missale Romanum (but NOT in the 1962MR, btw) there is a Mass Pro christianis persecutione vexatis… For Christians harassed with persecution. Given the manifold liberties we enjoy in the United States, I thought it good to share … Continue reading

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Okay…. Summorum Pontificum

So we know the title. Summorum Pontificum … (Something or other) of the Supreme Pontiffs (something or other)… Anyone care to speculate about the way the rest of the sentence continues? Be nice.

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Where are you?

Here is a snapshot from a few minutes ago of where some of you are. Vienna, Virginia Columbus, Ohio Rimini, Emilia-Romagna Saint Louis, Missouri Mattawan, Michigan Baltimore, Maryland Ternat, Brabant Irving, Texas Toronto, Ontario London, Ontario Rome, Lazio Australia Fairfax, … Continue reading

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Card. Zen v Liu Bainian

In the South China Morning Post (4 July) there is another story on the ongoing joust between His Eminence Joseph Card. Zen Ze-kiun, Bishop of Hong Kong, and the layman who is vice chairman of mainland China’s government recognized Catholic … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Check out this great post at Rorate!

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