Category Archives: Benedict XVI

BRICK BY BRICK: 1st Anglican Ordinariate “praying heart” monastery in England!

For your Brick by Brick file, I received a press release about the founding of the Anglican Ordinariate in England’s first monastery!

Ordinariate formally establishes its “praying heart”

On January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, the convent … Continue reading

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A few thoughts about changes to the Congregation for Bishops. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

A lot of you are asking by email my take on Pope Francis’ not confirming Card. Burke as a member of the Congregations for Bishops and for Saints.
The fact is that the members of these Congregations are routinely shifted around. … Continue reading

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Fr. Z on Fr. Finigan on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

His Hermeneuticalness, the mighty P.P of Blackfen, the Dean of Bexley, the indominable Fr. Timothy Finigan opines on the situation the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate are faced with.
The Commissar appointed by the Prefect of the Congregation for Religious, João Card. … Continue reading

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VIDEO Interview with Card. Burke on EWTN – on Francis, the Ap. Exhortation, Summorum Pontificum

Be sure to view the recent episode of The World Over on EWTN. Raymond Arroyo interviewed His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke on a range of issues.
They dig into The Francis Effect, the recent Apostolic Exhortation and its controversy, reform … Continue reading

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1st Year Anniversary of @Pontifex

I saw on News.va that today, one year ago, Benedict XVI launched @Pontifex on Twitter.
Pope Francis has continued to use it, no doubt through surrogates.
Here is his latest Latin tweet:
Expers laetitiae nulla concipi valet Ecclesia quae tum videlicet maxime gaudet … Continue reading

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The Forbidden Rite

A reader sent the following enthusiastic filmette:

Be the Maquis!

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Again HUGE news: Pope Francis explicitly endorses Benedict XVI’s “hermeneutic of continuity”

You will want to read this carefully and put it in your “IMPORTANT” file.
This is, again, HUGE news.
The 450th anniversary of the closing of the Council of Trent is coming up on 4 December.  We like to celebrate these great … Continue reading

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Wm. Oddie and Reading Francis Through Benedict

Over at the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, William Oddie has a piece in which he opines on the HUGE letter of support that Pope Francis send to Archbishop Marchetto.
You will recall that Archbp. Marchetto has been for … Continue reading

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“The book on Augustine which Pope Benedict would have wanted to write”… revisited.

I called it, “the book on Augustine which Pope Benedict would have wanted to write.”

You may recall my review of the book by Miles Hollingworth, St Augustine of Hippo, An Intellectual Biography.  As I said before, this is not a … Continue reading

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Always work with kids and dogs?

Okay, the filmettes of the little kid who invaded Pope Francis’ space during the big “Family Day” do in Rome are fun.  I am sure the MSM will play them for a couple days and even more people (who may … Continue reading

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