Daily Archives: 11 June 2010

A 1st Holy Roman Communion

This is the season of First Holy Communions. A dear friend in Rome, the great Fabrizio, had the pleasure of seeing his oldest son, Francesco, receive the Eucharist for the first time at the Roman parish SS. Trinita dei Pelegrini, … Continue reading

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Lions and tigers and bears

For those of you with any archeological interests… and I don’t mean liberal liturgists… From Reuters: Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! (Reuters) – Archaeologists believe they may have found the world’s best-preserved gladiator cemetery after noticing animal bite … Continue reading

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The new cappa magna

The newly made cappa magna for tonight’s pontifical Mass was removed from it’s box, and unfurled in the sacristy.

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Altar breads from Cistercian nuns, with video

From a priest reader: Thank you for all that you do to promote the religious life, especially the businesses that cloistered religious operate to support themselves. I thought you might appreciate (and plug) this video on the altar breads business … Continue reading

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Taliban in Afghanistan hang a 7 YEAR OLD BOY to punish family

From The Times of London… June 11, 2010Taleban hang 7-year-old boy to punish familyJerome Starkey, Kandahar A seven-year-old boy was murdered by the Taleban in an apparent act of retribution this week. Afghan officials said that the child was accused … Continue reading

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NYC – Sat 12 June – Conference on Sacred Heart

Tomorrow in New York City there will be a conference on the theme of the Sacred Heart. CONFERENCE LOCATION  Undercroft, Church of Our Savior, 59 Park Avenue (38th & Park) SCHEDULE 10:00 — 10:30 REGISTRATION10:30 —11:15 Mr. Donald Reynolds11:15 — 12:00 Fr. … Continue reading

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The name of the next Prefect for Bishops is not yet chiseled in stone

From the intrepid Andrea Tornielli comes some chatter about the next Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.  Will it be Card. Pell of Sydney or not? It seems that things had progressed far enough that Card. Pell had been assigned … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for Sacred Heart and close of Year for Priests

Here is the Holy Father’s sermon for the Feast of the Sacred Heart, marking the closing of the Year for Priests. I divided the paragraphs a bit more than the release did to make it easier to follow and added … Continue reading

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Pope will not proclaim St. John Vianney after all

Strange business. Back in March the Holy See announced that the Holy Father was proclaim St. John Vianney as patron of all priests, not just of parish priests. Apparently not. Paolo Rodari of Palazzo Apostolico has an entry, entitled in … Continue reading

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