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Reading Francis Through Benedict: the pastoral staves – modern Paul VI and traditional Benedict XVI

Small gestures, as they accumulate, point to something bigger.
I applied this principle to the use of certain liturgical vestments.  For example, when Benedict XVI revived the fanon (HERE), I took that as a signal.  In itself, the fanon isn’t much … Continue reading

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Fanon Alert! Benedict XVI and Christmas Mass

His Holiness has his fanon again for the First Mass of Christmas. Nice to see. More on the fanon, hated by liberals and the ungodly, HERE.

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Another thing about the Holy Father’s Mass on Sunday (hint: not about the Fanon!)

I just watched the on-demand video of the Holy Father’s Mass on Sunday with the canonization of seven new saints.   This is the Mass for which the Holy Father wore the fanon.  See my comments about the fanon and … Continue reading

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FANON! Wherein Fr. Z rants, opines, predicts.

I did everyone a big favor today.
This morning I decided to leave the computer off and simply say my Office, say Mass, have some breakfast without concerning myself with any news or voicemail or email. Whenever I do this, something … Continue reading

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