Daily Archives: 14 January 2011

Translating the remains of Bl. John Paul II into the Basilica

The other day Rome Reports posted a video of a screen set up around the altar of Bl. Innocent XI in the Vatican Basilica.  It was immediately assumed that that is where the body of Bl. John Paul II would … Continue reading

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A cautionary tale

I found this at CMR: You know there’s a looooooong history to a story like this. But here’s the upshot as it’s being reported. A priest had a mother and her daughter ticketed by police for tresspasing after it was … Continue reading

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Coincidence by date: 1 May

Concerning the 1 May Beatification of John Paul II. A reader sent the following: May 1st the prayers for Santo Subito will be rejoiced The Universal Church will lift up one of the greatest men of modern times. May 1 … Continue reading

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Z-CAM is ON.  Click HERE to view it and go to the chat room. I recommend using the CHAT tab, rather than the SOCIAL STREAM tab. I think for CHAT you have to sign in to Ustream. I won’t be … Continue reading

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Ven. Nelson Baker

Among the various decrees promulgated by His Holiness was that confirming the heroic virtues of an American diocesan priest: – le virtù eroiche del Servo di Dio Nelson Baker, Sacerdote diocesano; nato a Buffalo (Stati Uniti d’America) il 16 febbraio … Continue reading

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Observations about the speed of some causes for beatification

In the combox of this blog some people are expressing confusion or dismay about the rapid beatification of Ven. John Paul II. As you know, it was announced that the Beatification will take place on 1 May.  This is just … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How can a new deacon learn his role in a Solemn TLM?

From a reader: Fr. Z, my dad has recently been ordained to the permanent diaconate; however, he was never instructed in the Extraordinary Form. Are there detailed rubrics for the role of deacon in the EF, and where could I … Continue reading

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