Daily Archives: 29 September 2007

“… growing familiarity with Benedict has not translated into higher approval ratings…”

Here is an interesting piece from the nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr., the former Roman correspondent for the lefty NCR.   Get this. My emphases.   Benedict XVI’s approval rating in America is 73 percent, poll finds By John … Continue reading

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Marini vixit, vivat Marini – a new papal M.C.

That might be a little exaggeration, but the Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli has posted on his blog Sacri Palazzi: The nomination of Msgr. Guido Marini, of the clergy of Genoa, as head of the Office of liturgical celebrations of the … Continue reading

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Angelic details

Today, as last year, in the chapel of the Sabine Farm, Holy Mass was celebrated with the 1962 Missale Romanum.  The vestments were appropriately angelic and festive. After all, the chapel was filled also with angels. Here is a little … Continue reading

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Catholic New York on “Solemn Joy”: a very pleasant article

Here is a nice article from Catholic New York. My emphases and comments. Solemn Joy Traditional Latin Mass community celebrates pope’s decree By CLAUDIA McDONNELL Reverence and devotion filled the air like incense [There is really something very different about … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 45: Augustine on pastors; my Motu Proprio sermon in England; chapel veils

It has been almost a month since the last PODCAzT.  My travels and time restrictions have kept me busy.  But today we listen to St. Augustine of Hippo talk about shepherds in union with Christ. Also, I have provided a … Continue reading

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