Category Archives: Benedict XVI

1st Bishop appointed for an Anglican Ordinariate

From a Press Release of the Anglican Ordinariate of St. Peter for these USA HERE POPE FRANCIS NAMES FIRST BISHOP TO LEAD CATHOLICS NURTURED IN THE ANGLICAN TRADITION Bishop-elect Steven Lopes to be introduced at press conference today in Houston … Continue reading

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How about a Masters in RATZINGER STUDIES?

Here is an exciting opportunity for priests and lay people alike. In Rome there is now a Masters program in RATZINGER STUDIES.  HERE  PDF of the brochure HERE. The Fondazione Vaticana Joseph Ratzinger Benedetto XVI is sponsoring a Masters Program in Joseph Ratzinger: … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary ‘Quo primum’!

Today is the anniversary of the Apostolic Constitution Quo primum of St. Pius V, by which – following on the workd of the Council of Trent – the saintly Pope promulgated the Missale Romanum in 1570. Quo primum set the … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum – 8 years on – and an ACTION ITEM!

ACTION ITEM BELOW! ___ Today is the 8th anniversary of the release of the text of one of Benedict XVI’s greatest contributions, the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. I’ve been thinking a lot about tidbits I have been picking up in the last few … Continue reading

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07/07/07 – “dust off the censer, and toss out the bong”

Here is a grooovy oldie post from the WDTPRS archives. This, from this very day in 2007: Some time ago, the Official WDTPRS Parody Song Writer, the esteemed now Father Tim Ferguson wrote some lyrics in honor of Summorum Pontificum: As he put … Continue reading

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The Ascension and Lordly Feet

There are many images of the Lord’s Ascension to heaven. The one’s I like the most are the medieval depictions which show the Apostles and Mary looking up and all you see above are a pair of lordly Feet. There … Continue reading

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Priesthood ordinations up 24.7% this year

I have in the past mentioned the Opus Bono Sacerdotii which is dedicated to helping priests who are in trouble.   This is an organization which deserves support. That said, I saw a fine statistic on their Facebook page. 595 … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI 10 years ago: “Pray for me…”

My friend Fr. Rutler reminded me today that 10 years ago yesterday, 24 April, Pope Benedict XVI, during his sermon for the beginning of his too brief pontificate, said, among other: […] One of the basic characteristics of a shepherd … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Using the traditional offertory prayers in the Novus Ordo. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… I know a who uses the Old Offertory Prayers when he says an Ordinary Form Mass. Is this okay for a priest to do? Is it a liturgical abuse? The legislation which covers the use of the Extraordinary … Continue reading

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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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