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Benedict XVI to Juventutem for Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage

During the Mass last night at Ss. Trinità and today at San Pietro, a little bit of Benedict XVI’s message was read to the pilgrims.  The message was more or less complete depending on the language of translation.
However, no reading … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 5: Procession, Pontifical Mass at St Peter’s #SumPont2014

The Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage continues today with the procession to San Pietro from San Lorenzo in Damaso.
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Some images.

 

Card. Burke did show, today.  He did not have even the slightest hint of flu, Argentinian or other.

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Benedict XVI sent text of talk to University: relativistic dialogue and “lethal ideas”

From CNS:
Retired pope says interreligious dialogue no substitute for mission
VATICAN CITY – Retired Pope Benedict XVI said dialogue with other religions is no substitute for spreading the Gospel to non-Christian cultures, and warned against relativistic ideas of religious truth as … Continue reading

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“Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism….”

At First Things George Weigel has a short piece about how Benedict XVI was right in his memorable, controversial Regensburg Lecture in 2006.  He has prompted me to go back to review what Benedict said.  Weigel gives a précis:
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Summorum Pontificum 7 years on. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today is the anniversary of the implementation of Summorum Pontificum.  The Motu Proprio will surely be recognized as one of the most important achievements of the too-brief pontificate of Benedict XVI.  It has already created a huge knock-on effect in … Continue reading

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Did Pope Francis predict his own death?

During the presser on the airplane returning from Korea, the Pope spoke of the role, rather the “institution” of Pope Emeritus.  He also spoke of his own death.
Keep in mind that some time ago I predicted that Pope Francis, now … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on military force to restore conditions of peace

One of the most useful document of Pope Benedict’s pontificate is his 2006 Message for the World Day of Peace.  He had been elected in April 2005 and this Message was therefore one of the first things he did.  The … Continue reading

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Dublin’s Archbp. Martin criticizes young traditional priests

Across the pond at RU-486 (aka The Pill aka The Tablet), we find this:
‘Conformist’ younger clergy wary of Francis – Dublin archbishop
Pope Francis’ courage is causing disquiet among those with “a very conformist and closed Catholicism” the Archbishop of Dublin … Continue reading

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St. John XXIII doesn’t like it when you clap in church. So STOP it! (VIDEO)

Joseph Card. Ratzinger – now Benedict XVI – wrote in his Spirit of the Liturgy:
“Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and the Pallia

Did you notice that Pope Francis, for Sts. Peter and Paul, went back to the ordinary modern pallium which all the metropolitan archbishops wear?

So, in the space of about 10 years we have seen the longish, archeologizing pallium first used … Continue reading

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