Category Archives: Benedict XVI

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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Fanon of Christmas Past

Exactly two years ago, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the First Holy Mass of Christmas and he wore the fanon, hated by liberals and the ungodly HERE.

I turned on the Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica for a little bit. … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 25: “If there is a child in your midst…”

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast – today for Wednesday of the 4th Week of Advent, the Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord- to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the … Continue reading

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