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LENTCAzT 14 – Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent: Benedict XVI’s Final Angelus

It is Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.

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LENTCAzT 07 – Tuesday of 1st Week of Lent: Looking evil in the face

It is Tuesday in the 1st Week of Lent. We have emerged from Lent’s “narthex” into the greater season. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.

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LENTCAzT 05: 1st Sunday of Lent: The salvific sense of sin

It is the 1st Sunday of Lent. We have emerged from Lent’s “narthex” into the greater season. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent. One of the … Continue reading

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11 February 2013: Benedict XVI announced abdication

On this dark day in 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was to resign his office at Bishop of Rome.  He would step down on 28 February. He announced to a hastily assembled consistory of Cardinals and others: Dear Brothers, … 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: […] One of the basic characteristics of a shepherd … 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 … 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 … 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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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 … Continue reading

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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

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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 … Continue reading

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Wherein Benedict XVI is now channeling his inner Augustine

You probably know that Benedict XVI’s life’s works as a theologian are being edited and released in different volumes.   Ignatius Press has the publishing rights for English.  His volume on Liturgy is available.  HERE In German another volume has … Continue reading

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“There was the Council of the Fathers – the real Council – but there was also the Council of the media.”

I was recently sent a link to a video of one of the last appearances of Benedict XVI during his pontificate. This is the famous audience during which he spoke about the “Council of the media”. [wp_youtube]CfTWC5lPshM[/wp_youtube] I think it … Continue reading

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Pondering Francis: Part II

A while back I posted an entry entitled “Pondering Francis“.  I am trying to get my head around this enigmatic man who is now the Vicar of Christ.  He sends mixed signals.  Surely there is a way to decode some … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to Juventutem for Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage

During the Mass last night at Ss. Trinità and today at San Pietro, a little bit of Benedict XVI’s message was read to the pilgrims.  The message was more or less complete depending on the language of translation. However, no … Continue reading

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