Daily Archives: 17 January 2008

Pope Benedict won’t attend Quebec’s 400th anniversary and Eucharistic Congress

This just in from the Vancouver Sun: Pope Benedict won’t attend Quebec’s 400th celebrations Canwest News Service Thursday, January 17, 2008 QUEBEC – Pope Benedict XVI will not come to Quebec City this summer for the 400th anniversary celebrations, the Roman … Continue reading

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WSJ: Papal Inquisition

From the Wall Street Journal on Pope Benedict and La Sapienza.     Papal InquisitionJanuary 17, 2008; Page A16 American universities aren’t the only places where politically incorrect speakers are silenced nowadays. This week in Rome, of all places, Pope Benedict … Continue reading

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Fr. Z with a question: G-Mail

Folks,… do any of you use G-Mail? Let me know what you think of it.

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Dario Fo reacts to the shunning of the Pope

The Italian left and La Sapienza in Rome had better know they really blew it with the Pope, the press, and the Italian people when even radical anti-Catholic left-wing weirdos like Dario Fo say that an opportunity to listen to … Continue reading

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How does the La Sapienza debacle resolve?

Here is an idea. The President of the Chamber of Deputies, radical Communist Fausto Bertinotti must invite the Pope to address the Italian Parliment.  The Center Right is infuriated.  Catholics are infuriated.  The center left is even angry.  The center … Continue reading

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NEWS FLASH! The Holy See has moved the bishop of the birthplace of St. Augustine of Hippo, the north African town of Tagaste, … well… moved the titular bishop. NOMINA DEL NUNZIO APOSTOLICO IN RWANDA Il Santo Padre Benedetto XVI … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald on Summorum Pontificum

There is an article in The Catholic Herald about Summorum Pontificum.  Shall we have a look? My emphases and comments.   The Motu Proprio must not become a political football Supporters and opponents of the reform have lost all perspective, … Continue reading

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Compare and contrast

I was sent these by e-mail from a reader This is the FSSP in a gathering in 2006: This is the 2008 General Congregation of Jesuits in Rome:  

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CNS article about ad orientem worship:

Here is a piece from Catholic News Service about ad orientem celebration of Mass.  Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments. Not exactly ‘ad orientem’ Some media are reporting that Pope Benedict celebrated Mass “ad orientem” — facing … Continue reading

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What is going on in Rome with the Pope, the University, the Left and the fallout

A couple things about the Pope cancelling his visit to La Sapienza: As you know, the Pope was scheduled to visit this famous Roman University.  Some 67 profs/academics then said the Pope condoned the 1633 trial of Galileo.  The Pope, … Continue reading

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Ave Maria University and the TLM

I got this by e-mail: It is my sincere honor to inform all of you who have yet to hear that as of 3:00PM today, Wednesday January 16th, Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J. has been approved by Ave Maria University (The … Continue reading

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