Daily Archives: 19 September 2010

Doctor of the Church…. Newman?

Fr. Lombardi suggests that John Henry Newman could be made "Doctor of the Church".
Doctors of the Church must be saints and they must embody in their lives, in a significant way, something about who the Church is as teacher.
This should … Continue reading

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“I can’t waste that gift”

Some people like to pit big stage life, such as papal visits to the UK, against "real" life, such as average people who need to pay bills.
Both are real life.
But, in the wake of the real life experience of the … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI addresses the Bishops of the UK

From Oscott College the Holy Father’s address to Bishops of England, Scotland and Wales:
Note the repetition of the word "prophetic".
Note especially the Successor of Peter’s comments about Anglicanorum coetibus.

My dear Brother Bishops,
This has been a day of great joy for … Continue reading

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Sunday Supper: beatification day edition

What will your Sunday Supper be?
I noticed on Twitter that people attending the Beatification Mass in England said that, after the Mass, people were producing food and sharing it around.  Nice.  People should eat together on Sundays.
In honor … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 17th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR): tonic for anti-Papal protesters

The Collect from today’s Mass, according to the 1962 Missale Romanum, would be good and timely medicine for the British Humanist Association, various secularists and that lot in the UK, who were protesting the Holy Father’s visit. 
Today’s prayer did … Continue reading

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The only intelligent UK protest sign I have seen

Some protesters with their signs have been flashed across the world by the conflict driven mainstream media.
My friend Greg Burke of FoxNews (Rome correspondent) sent me a shot of the only intelligent protest sign I have seen so far.
This fellow, … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Sermon for the Beatification of John Henry Card. Newman

Benedict XVI has beatified John Henry Card. Newman.
Here is the workmanlike sermon he delivered at the Mass.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This day that has brought us together here in Birmingham is a most … Continue reading

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Recent entries about Pope Benedict in England and Scotland

Some recent entries:

Benedict XVI addresses the Bishops of the UK
Benedict XVI’s Sermon for the Beatification of John Henry Card. Newman

“Benedict goes to … Continue reading

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