Category Archives: Benedict XVI

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

FacebookEmailPinterestGoogle GmailShare/Bookmark
Posted in Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, ¡Hagan lío! | 47 Comments

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

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ACTION ITEM!, Be The Maquis, Benedict XVI, Brick by Brick, Fr. Z KUDOS, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Si vis pacem para bellum!, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The future and our choices, Wherein Fr. Z Rants, ¡Hagan lío! | 21 Comments

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

Posted in Benedict XVI, Emanations from Penumbras, Our Catholic Identity, Pope Francis, Reading Francis Through Benedict, The Drill | Tagged , , , | 23 Comments

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

Posted in Benedict XVI, Semper Paratus, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Religion of Peace | Tagged , , , | 27 Comments

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

Posted in Benedict XVI | Tagged , , | 20 Comments

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

Posted in ADVENTCAzT, ADVENTCAzT, Benedict XVI, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, PODCAzT | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

ADVENTCAzT 11: Jesus’ birth “of the Virgin”

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord.
These podcasts are a token of gratitude to my benefactors who donate and send items from my … Continue reading

Posted in ADVENTCAzT, ADVENTCAzT, Benedict XVI, PODCAzT | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Discontinuity and coverage of pontificates of Popes Francis and Benedict

At Monday Vatican Andrea Galiarducci, has an interesting piece.  It is worth reading, but be prepared for a clunky translation, some rambling, and a buried lead.  To be sure this writer is smart, well-informed, and solid.  He could benefit from … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, Reading Francis Through Benedict, The Drill | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

ADVENTCAzT 08: “No representation of the crib is complete without the ox and the ass.”

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord.
These podcasts are a token of gratitude to my benefactors who donate and send items from my … Continue reading

Posted in ADVENTCAzT, ADVENTCAzT, Benedict XVI, PODCAzT | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Benedict XVI reviews his life’s work. He changed his mind about something important.

It is important that you know about this.  I first touched on this HERE
Given the orchestrations of the last, controversial Synod of Bishops which met to discuss issues concerning the family, and given the hot issues raised, when the former … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, One Man & One Woman | Tagged , , , | 30 Comments