Daily Archives: 15 November 2007

Thompson gets out a machete: UK resistance to Pope Benedict and true ecumenism

Over a The Daily Telegraph, Damian Thompson has an article which is going to irritate not a few people there on the sceptr’d isle. Here is a taste but you need to go read it yourself: The 80-year-old Pontiff is … Continue reading

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Do I detect a slight lack of interest? Or is it something else?

The Vatican website sometimes raises questions. If you look at the online profile of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" you find that The commission has a president, Cardinal Angelo Felici, a secretary, Msgr. Camille Perl, and several assistants. A group … Continue reading

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Things are moving on the Sacred Music front and the old guard is frightened

The plenary session of the USCCB just jammed through a document of guidelines on sacred music, a document which was reclassified so that it didn’t need a recognitio from the Holy See.  In Rome, however, things in Rome are heating … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s 2nd encyclical is ready: Spe salvi? – UPDATED

According Il Sole 24 Ore the Holy Father’s second encyclical is ready. The new document is said to be called Spe salvi, "Saved through hope" (cf. Romans 8:24).  Apparently there is another encyclical, a social encyclical in the works, but … Continue reading

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For what it’s worth

We are waiting for the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" to issue some clarifications about Summorum Pontificum. This is from today’s Bolletino: AUDIENCES VATICAN CITY, NOV 15, 2007 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences:  – Cardinal Dario … Continue reading

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