Daily Archives: 26 September 2012

Personal stroll

This morning I decided to take a bit of a stroll rather than go out to Castel Gandolfo for the Audience and other events.  Instead, I went to look at a few places I hadn’t seen for a while and … Continue reading

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Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Continued from THESE. I get many requests by email asking for prayers. Many requests are heart-achingly grave and urgent. We should support each other in works of mercy. As long as my blog reaches … Continue reading

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Now THAT’S Basil!

This is too cool not to post. You might remember that I posted about blessing basil in honor of the Cross?  Basil is from the Greek word for “king”. A priest reader breathing mainly from the Eastern lung sent me … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s General Audience on liturgical worship

Our Holy Father on what Mass means during his General Audience.  I have read the Italian, but the English isn’t available and I am not going to translate it right now.  Video HERE. <font color=”#ff0000″><b>[UPDATE: I found a translation.]</b></font> Vatican … Continue reading

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Bp. Egan’s first address as the new Bishop of Portsmouth

The other day I watched the live stream of the consecration of the new Bishop of Portsmouth, England, Most Rev. Philip Egan, who was a collaborator with the outstanding Bishop of Shrewsbury, Mark Davies. At the end of the Mass … Continue reading

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Enda Kenny texting during an audience with Benedict XVI

A friend sent a link about the audience Benedict XVI granted to Enda Kenny of Ireland at Castelgandolfo last Saturday. In this brief video from Corriere della Sera you can see that Kenny is so engaged that, while sitting in … Continue reading

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