Monthly Archives: February 2013

Benedict’s Last Official Speech – a summary of his vision

I am sure an official translation will come out soon, if not already, but I wanted to savor the last official words of Pope Benedict XVI.  I did my own, below.  The last off-the-cuff remarks at the window at Castel … Continue reading

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Apostolica Sedes Vacans…

We are now in the state of the Catholic Church called “sede vacante“… describing the fact that the See (of Rome) is empty.  The Latin “sede vacante” is ablative, describing existing circumstances in a larger context.  Otherwise we refer to … Continue reading

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Images of the Pope’s departure

The Holy Father is leaving the Apostolic Palace to go to Castel Gandolfo.
Some images…

Our final view of Pope Benedict XVI as Roman Pontiff.

UPDATE:  The doors are closed.

 
 

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Bp. Vasa (D. Santa Rosa) under fire for requiring Catholic school teachers to live according to the Faith

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat has an interseting story about an initiative in the local Diocese of Santa Rosa where Most Rev. Robert Vasa is bishop.
It occurred to me as I read this that people who make a push for … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What will the former Pope’s coat-of-arms look like?

From a reader in the combox under another entry:
I propose that for Benedict’s new coat of arms, he should keep the keys but remove the mitre and pallium, replacing them with a white galero with 21 tassels.
I have not heard … Continue reading

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V. Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict.

A partial indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, in a spirit of filial devotion, devoutly recite any duly approved prayer for the Supreme Pontiff (e.g., the Oremus pro Pontifice):
V. Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict.
R. May the Lord preserve him, and … Continue reading

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Candlelight vigil beneath Pope Benedict’s window

There is a small candlelight vigil being held in St. Peter’s Square beneath the Holy Father’s window.
Some webcam shots:

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QUAERITUR: Can we obtain indulgences and pray for Holy Father’s intentions if there is no Holy Father?
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QUAERITUR: Can we obtain indulgences and pray for Holy Father’s intentions if there is no Holy Father?

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Many people have sent email asking about obtaining indulgences during the time when the See of Peter is empty, as will happen from 8 p.m. Rome time on 28 February until a new Bishop of … Continue reading

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WaPo and lefty, pro-homosexual advocacy “journalism”

There is an interesting piece at The American Conservative which illustrates an obvious problem in the mainstream media.  Rod Dreher nailed this one.
Dreher looks into WaPo‘s commentary an exchange between an editor, a journalist, and a concerned reader.  The point made is … Continue reading

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