Daily Archives: 14 March 2013

My call to the SSPX as Francis begins.

Gentlemen, I now repeat, on the first full day of the pontificate of Francis. The entire SSPX should gather in St. Peter’s Square, crawl on hands and knees to the Apostolic Palace and beg the new Pope to allow them … Continue reading

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Conclave concludes: Mass in the Sistine Chapel with Cardinals

His Holiness Pope Francis has begun his Mass in the Sistine Chapel with all the Cardinals. Thus we bring to an end the Conclave rites, though the conclave is officially over now. Some shots and comments (for as long a … Continue reading

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Card. Bergoglio, in 2007 after Summorum Pontificum, TLM within 48 hours

Forty-eight hours after Summorum Pontificum, then Card. Bergoglio arranged Holy Mass in the traditional Roman Rite. From Clarín: SE CELEBRO POR PRIMERA VEZ EN EL PAIS DESDE QUE EL PAPA LA AUTORIZO Regresó la misa en latín, con mujeres cubiertas … Continue reading

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Some views from the Square after the “white smoke”

Just a few pics I took last night, to share something of the moment and my view. From my phone: An exhausted me. Note the edge of the Roman hat.   These are the guys I was standing near.  Happy, … Continue reading

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Updates on Pope Francis’ first day as Pope – Great moments! (live blogging)

During the press briefing today, we were told that after the first appearance and blessing last night, Pope Francis went back to the cardinal’s residence, Casa Santa Marta, on the little bus with the other cardinals rather than take the … Continue reading

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“What is that banana peel doing on MY SIDEWALK?”

Dear readers, Over the years it has been part of my plan to provide a space in which – to put it bluntly – some of you of the more traditionalist flavor could vent a little.  After decades of what … Continue reading

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