Daily Archives: 15 April 2008

John Allen’s transcript of the Pope’s presser on the airplane

My friend John Allen, the nearly ubiquitous, fair-minded former Rome correspondent for the lefty National Catholic Reporter has done everyone a service by posting a transcript of the Pope’s presser on the papal plane:

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EWTN: The Papacy of Reason: Inside the Mind of Benedict XVI

I am presently parked in Florida, where I am visiting my mother for a few days.  Coming from Virginia, I picked up some bug and feel simply dreaful.  I have propped myself up in front of TV for a bit … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s arrival in the USA

He has landed.

 

I think the two toward the bottom of the stairs are, my friends Greg Burke of FoxNews and John Allen,of the NCRep.

 
 

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Fuller account what the Pope said on the airplane

As a followup to what I posted here, we should strive to see the larger picture, the fuller account of the Holy Father’s remarks on the airplane about priests who abused minors.  The New York Times has something:
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VIS in the Pope’s USA visit

Here is an item from VIS:
BENEDICT XVI BEGINS HIS APOSTOLIC TRIP TO THE U.S.A.
VATICAN CITY, 15 APR 2008 (VIS) – At midday today, the Holy Father departed from Rome’s Fiumicino airport. Following a flight of more than 7,000 kilometres, his … Continue reading

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From the papal airplane: “Pedophile priests will be completely excluded from the priesthood.”

The correspondent from La Reppubblica has the details, reported from on board the airplane.
The Pope says every effort is being made to avoid any repetition of what happened before.
He said: "Pedophile priests will be completely excluded from the priesthood."  
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A few details about the papal plane

The Holy Father is travelling on an Alitalia Boing 777 (let’s hope they don’t lose his luggage) together with 101 other people, including journalists, who have the honor of paying 3200 Euros to travel on the plane (this is one … Continue reading

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NAC training for seminarians in the TLM

My friend and former St. Agnes parishioner John Sonnen has an interesting note at his Orbis Catholicus:
This coming Saturday, April 19, too historic events will be held in Rome which involve the usus antiquior of the Roman rite.
Firstly, the Pontifical … Continue reading

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