Monthly Archives: March 2013

My laptop solution revealed

As most of you know, I had serious laptop problems – according to the incontrovertible cosmic Zuhlsdorf’s Law – while in Rome. I am so very grateful to all of you who pitched in to the old “Get A Mac” … Continue reading

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Video of Francis and Benedict

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4Jyotq9PZg&feature=player_embedded and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aylAmChAaY&feature=player_embedded  

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Two Popes meet and Fr. Z spots a good liturgical detail in the chapel

In the chapel where Benedict is hanging his zucchetto these days, and where he and Pope Francis prayed together, I noticed that the Cross is veiled in purple… probably since last Sunday, called 1st Passion Sunday in the older calendar. … Continue reading

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On a lighter note, Francis and Benedict … caption call!

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Francis with Benedict – photos

Some pics of the meeting of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict.

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After confessing, a young reader asked priest to use the proper form of absolution…

From a young reader: I’m a teen going to a Catholic highschool in ____. I’m used to relaxed priests who bend the red and change the black. I usually am charitable and celebrate the basic validity of sacraments I receive from them. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI

From VIS: HISTORIC MEETING: POPE FRANCIS TRAVELS TO CASTEL GANDOLFO TO MEET WITH BENEDICT XVI Vatican City, 23 March 2013 (VIS) – At noon today, the Holy Father Francis travelled by helicopter to Castel Gandolfo to meet and have lunch … Continue reading

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“That’s not the way it is in the Church.”

A quote sent by a priest friend. “In the state, for example, one day we have the Reagan administration, and the next day the Clinton administration, and whoever comes next always throws out what his predecessor did and said; we … Continue reading

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Pope Francis with more class

More class from Pope Francis. From L’Osservatore Romano: The Pope’s Mass with Vatican gardeners and cleaners When we have a heart of stone it happens that we pick up real stones and stone Jesus Christ in the person of our … Continue reading

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The Way of the Cross – Joseph Ratzinger (Good Friday – 2005)

Here is my reading of the Via Crucis, the Way of the Cross, composed by Joseph Card. Ratzinger, once Pope, now His Holiness Benedict XVI, for the 2005 Good Friday observance at the Colosseum in Rome. I love the St. … Continue reading

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Class Act: Pope Francis calls to cancel his newspaper delivery

There is an Italian proverb: Chi fa da sé fa per tre… Someone who does a thing for himself, is as good as three people doing it for him. You do the job when you want it done and better … Continue reading

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The Pope and silicone wrist bands – heh heh!

From Vatican Radio: (Vatican Radio). We’ve all noticed the yellow band Pope Francis has been wearing on his wrist since his election. A simple rubber band [aren’t they actually silicon?] that photographers and media have brought to the attention of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to diplomatic corps: a glimpse at his program?

His Holiness Pope Francis gave an address to the diplomatic corps which deserves attention: […] As you know, there are various reasons why I chose the name of Francis of Assisi, a familiar figure far beyond the borders of Italy … Continue reading

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Michael Voris on attacks on Francis and Benedict

Michael Voris has some good things to say about the negative reactions to Pope Francis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tUoeOnF0OWM

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Did Pres. Obama quote Saul Alinsky in speech in Jerusalem

I got this from Weasel Zippers (live that name): JERUSALEM – In his address in Jerusalem today, President Obama channeled Saul Alinsky, citing the radical community organizer’s defining mantra as he urged young Israelis to “create change” to nudge their … Continue reading

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