Category Archives: Benedict XVI

Happy Birthday Holy Father! Benedict XVI – 88 yrs

His Holiness Benedict XVI turned 88 today!
Ad multos felicissimos annos!
Please stop and say a prayer for him.

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LENTCAzT 44: Holy Thursday of the Triduum

Today is Holy Thursday
So… GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and “doctors of the law”

Here is an interesting contrast.
First, a snip from an off-the-cuff, non-Magisterial remark of Pope Francis during a daily homily.  Note his disparaging words about “doctors of the law”.

Hmmm… it seems to me that there is something missing.  Of course these … Continue reading

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Two years ago… Sede Vacante

Two years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI abdicated.
My posts from that sad, remarkable day, HERE.

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LENTCAzT 09: Thursday of the 1st Week of Lent

Today is Thursday of the 1st Week of Lent.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your … Continue reading

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2nd anniversary of Benedict XVI’s resignation

Today is the 2nd anniversary of one of the saddest days I can recall in the life of the Church. Benedict XVI announced his resignation. At first, I didn’t believe it. Then I watched the video.
The Catholic Herald has a … Continue reading

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What on earth is Pope Francis up to and why?

One of my go-to guys for commentary on things Vatican is now Andrea Gagliarducci at his weekly Monday Vatican post.
This week Andrea tackles the questions (my wording): What on earth is Pope Francis up to and why?
Let’s see some of … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick: Another parish implements Summorum Pontificum. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

For your Brick by Brick file.
A reader sent me a link to a story in the St. Louis Review (a publication of the Archdiocese of St. Louis) about a parish which as started up a Traditional Latin Mass.
‘Mysterium tremendum’ | St. … Continue reading

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If you want peace, DEFEND LIFE!

There are rumors floating around about a restructuring of the Roman Curia, and a document which would replace Pastor bonus (will it be called”Mercenarius malus“?).
Something in an article in CNA (HERE) that caught, and disturbed, my eye.
The draft is under … Continue reading

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Samuel Gregg on Benedict XVI’s Regensburg Address and Islamic Jihadism

At NRO be sure to take in every word of Samuel Gregg’s exceptional answers in a short interview on questions that have to be asked about Islam. Gregg brings us back in particular to Benedict XVI’s insightful Regensburg Address.
Here is … Continue reading

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