Daily Archives: 5 October 2008

Benedict opens the synod

I am scratching my head a little about the "Word of God" Synod which just opened.  I think we are willing to stipulate that Scripture is good, fundamental, etc.  So… we are in favor of Scripture.
But the Synod connects Scripture … Continue reading

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A Sunday Mass

I was at a wonderful feast day celebration at the Church of St. Augustine in South Saint Paul, MN, with Holy Mass celebrated in the Extraordinary Form.  Present was H.E. Most Rev. John Nienstedt, Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  … Continue reading

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Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” – BIG NEWS!

I have some fun stories about trying to some modern technology working in the offices of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei".  That’s where the phrase:  "In the Vatican equipment is updated every 75 years, whether it needs to be or … Continue reading

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TLM Mass for Pius XII rescheduled

I had posted a couple weeks back, while in Rome for the conference on Summorum Pontificum, that Card. Castrillon was to celebrate Holy Mass  in honor of Servant of God Pius XII with the older, traditional Rite in the Borghese … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Spanish biretta

Do any of you know where I can get one of these?

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NYT: Election divides Catholic Church

Last night, as I arrived in the Twin Cities, I had an interesting discussion with the great Fr. GW, one of the most asute political observers I have ever known. 
Our discussion turned to the Presidential campaign.
Amidst the sundry observations … Continue reading

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