Daily Archives: 25 December 2007

Not Kilroy


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The Pope’s great miter for the Urbi et Orbi blessing

The Pope had a spiffy miter for his Christmas Urbi et Orbi blessing. Where did it come from? There is a clue! Look at the papal stemma. This is the coat of arms of Papa Luciani, John Paul I, the … Continue reading

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Urbi et Orbi: Christmas 2007 – “true” peace and “sure” hope

Here is the text of the Holy Father’s Urbi et Orbi message. But first, what is the Urbi et Orbi thing all about? Urbi et Orbi means literally "to the City [In Latin Urbs is by default Rome] and to … Continue reading

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What are your Christmas customs?

Do have special customs you observe for Christmas? Anything ethnic or cultural you do?  Special foods?  Music?  Practices? Let us know a few of the things you do that make the celebration of Christmas special for you.

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An excerpt of the Holy Father’s Midnight Mass sermon: liturgical song

In the Holy Father’s Midnight Mass sermon there is a good and profound thought about liturgy, indeed, liturgical music.  Watch the movement of the Holy Father’s thought.  He moves from the unification of God and Man in the Word made … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Christmas – 3rd Mass “in die”

What Does the Prayer Really Say? Christmas Day – Roman Station: 1st and 3rd Masses – Basilica of St. Mary Major, 2nd Mass – St. Anastasia ORIGINALLY PRINTED IN The Wanderer in 2005 The Solemnity of the Nativity of the … Continue reading

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