Daily Archives: 10 April 2009

When Popes ATTACK! The Daily Mail on Benedict XVI’s Good Friday

The Daily Mail has a quizzical story.  Here it is with my emphases and comments.
Here is a good lesson of what happens when journalists really know not what they do.
We have drifted into a desert of … Continue reading

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during a pause

What you see when there is a pause.

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Benedict XVIs sermon for the Via Crucis at the Colosseum

Benedict XVIs sermon for the Via Crucis at the Colosseum.
My emphases and comments.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
At the end of his dramatic Passion narrative, the Evangelist Saint Mark tells us: "The centurion, who stood facing him, saw that he thus … Continue reading

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POLL: Holy Thursday Foot Washing “mandatum”

People sometimes forget that the Foot Washing rite on Holy Thursday is an option in the Novus Ordo Missale Romanum.  It can be done or excluded depending on the pastoral circumstances.
What is not an option is that, if it … Continue reading

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John Allen on the Notre Dame controversy: Fr. Z’s questions

My friend Mr. John L. Allen, Jr., the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded former Rome correspondent for the ultra-leftist National Catholic Reporter drills away in is Friday missive at the controversy swirling about Notre Shame University.
He makes some good points but … Continue reading

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Bp. Bruskewitz (D. Lincoln) flays Fr. Jenkins (Notre Shame)

His Excellency Most Reverend Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop of Lincoln had this to say to Fr. John Jenkins, President of Notre Shame University.
My emphases.
  April 3, 2009 The Reverend John Jenkins, C.S.CPresident, University of Notre Dame400 Main BuildingNotre Dame, IN 46556
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