Category Archives: Pope of Christian Unity

Church of England to dump “sin” and “devil” from baptism rite?

The leading prelate of the Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who recently called Pope Francis his own Person of the Year, has been a busy bee!
From The Mail:
[Archpb. of Canterbury] Welby [Anglican] casts out ‘sin’ from christenings: … Continue reading

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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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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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QUAERITUR: Confession at regular parish but Sunday Mass at SSPX?

From a reader:
Howdy Fr. Z [Fine, thanks!]
I had a question about fulfilling my Sunday Obligation at an SSPX chapel. First let me say, I am 100% with the bishops and the pope. I prefer the Latin Mass. I am about 50-60 minutes … 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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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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ROME: Sacra Liturgia Conference – Day 4

My usual Roman bar breakfast.
The days begins. We are about to have a talk by Msgr. Newton of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, for former Anglicans. He is reading a paper for Msgr. Andrew Burnham.
Newton is explaining … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Greek island without a Catholic church on Sunday

From a reader:
we will be on a Greek island without a Catholic church on a Sunday:
can we attend the Greek mass and/or receive the Sacrament?
You can, and I think should, attend the Greek Divine Liturgy if attending a Catholic Mass … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a regular Latin priest say Mass in the Anglican form?

From a reader:
With all the hullabaloo in the past with bishops not allowing priests to offer the EF Mass, I’m wondering if Latin Rite priests are allowed to celebrate the Anglican Rite in an Anglican Use Ordinary?
I consulted with a … Continue reading

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Another voice calling for “Romanorum coetibus”

I have often written that the Church of England needs to issue their document Romanorum coetibus, by which they will give a safe-haven to catholic liberals who want to keep their large puppets and pottery, 60′s music and the ordination of … Continue reading

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