Daily Archives: 19 March 2008

UPDATE on the Pope’s new pastoral staff

A reader posted a comment about the new pastoral staff, which we discussed in the entry on the Holy Father’s Palm Sunday Mass. He pointed out that the staff used by Pope John Paul II, and also by Pope Benedict, … Continue reading

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Card. Zen’s meditations for the Good Friday Stations available in Italian

The meditations of Card. Zen for the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday are available, only in Italian, on www.vatican.va. The artwork for the Stations is in a Chinese style.  For example, here is Jesus before the Sanhedrin:

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Upheaval in Tibet, and a Chinese Cardinal wrote the Good Friday Stations this year

The Holy Father sent a letter to Catholics in China last year. There is now civil strife in Tibet, spreading to neighboring provinces. Joseph Card. Zen Ze-kiun, Bishop of Hong Kong, is the author of this years Stations of the … Continue reading

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Oldie PODCAzT 15: Augustine – Christ is Vine and Life (in today’s Office of Readings)

Here is a an oldie PODCAzT from last year.  Yes… I am into recycling. This PODCAzT was dated 14 April 2007, and I was in Rome. It was Wednesday of Holy Week, as today is, so we can use it … Continue reading

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