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” Fund … Continue reading

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Video of Francis and Benedict

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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. But … Continue reading

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Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI

From VIS:
Vatican City, 23 March 2013 (VIS) – At noon today, the Holy Father Francis travelled by helicopter to Castel Gandolfo to meet and have lunch with Pope … 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 always … 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 brothers and sisters, especially … 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. Alphonsus … Continue reading

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