Category Archives: Benedict XVI

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 is a … 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 men are … 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:
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One of the basic characteristics of a shepherd must be … 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 Form spells … 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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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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