Category Archives: Benedict XVI

SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM: 6th Anniversary!

Today, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, is the 6th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum going into effect.
You might say a prayer for Benedict XVI and also thank God for this important gift to the people of God.
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When you hear talk of Liberation Theology, don’t be fooled.

You, like I, have been hearing a lot these days about a Church of “the poor” and a rehabilitation of Liberation Theology.  This has caused concern for some who are doctrinally coherent and orthodox and elation for liberals.
The following article … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time – When “virtues” are replaced by “values”.

Let’s look at the Collect for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time:
Deus, qui fidelium mentes unius efficis voluntatis, da populis tuis id amare quod praecipis, id desiderare quod promittis, ut, inter mundanas varietates, ibi nostra fixa sint corda, ubi vera … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and restrictions on the TLM

You will remember the hang-wringing and anxiety prompted by the restrictions on the use of the provisions of Summorum Pontificum placed on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate by the Congregation for Religious.
Reminder: The friars had been using the Usus Antiquior … Continue reading

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Before resigning, Benedict XVI ordered changes to Novus Ordo Baptism Rites

Just before abdicating, Benedict XVI (the Pope of Christian Unity) approved a decree to make a change to the Novus Ordo or Ordinary Form Rite of Baptism:
In the decree published in “Notitiae”, 557-558, Ian.-Feb. 2013, 1-2, pagg. 54-56, “communitas christiana” … Continue reading

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Did Benedict XVI resign because of a “mystical experience”?

From The Guardian (which I take with a grain or two of salt when it comes to the Church):
Ex-pope Benedict says God told him to resign during ‘mystical experience’
Pope Francis’s predecessor breaks silence to contradict explanation he gave to cardinals … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum FINALLY in modern languages on Vatican website. (It only took 6 years.)

Some people have of late been concerned that Pope Francis and his minions were on the verge of overturning Pope Benedict’s provisions in Summorum Pontificum (aka The Emancipation Proclamation).  Summorum Pontificum is arguably one of the most important, long-reaching acts … Continue reading

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UPDATE on Franciscans Friar of the Immaculate

Here is an update about the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.  As you know, the Holy See engaged in a “take over” of the group after there was some division over liturgical matters.  HERE
At a site of the Franciscans of … Continue reading

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Card. Braz de Aviz moves on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, curtails use of Usus Antiquior. Fr. Z rants, offers tough love.

It has been a tough week, friends.
Now there is news which will make a lot of the traditionally inclined go bonkers.  My email is filling up with panicky bile.
Before any of you readers have a spittle-flecked nutty, in a spittle-flecked … Continue reading

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Card. Burke: liturgical abuses “strictly correlated with a lot of moral corruption”

Around here we say:
Save The Liturgy – Save The World
A preamble:
The Eucharist, its celebration and itself as the extraordinary Sacrament, is the “source and summit of Christian life”.
If we really believe that, then we must also hold that what we do in church, what … Continue reading

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