Tag Archives: John Paul II

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Not all liberals are happy.
You can’t make up a headline like this.
Pro-animal groups appeal to pope over dove attack
ROME — Animal rights groups on Monday appealed to Pope Francis to end the practice of releasing doves from a Vatican window … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 14: 2nd Saturday of Advent – “illness and suffering, just like great delight”

This year I once again offer a short daily podcast to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
These are especially offered as a token of gratitude for my benefactors … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 03: 1st Tuesday of Advent – “The lights we kindle”

This year I will do for Advent what did last year: make a short daily podcast to help your preparation for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
These are especially offered as a … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Pope Francis announces date of canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II

Pope Francis announced during a consistory the dates for the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II. 27 April 2014 – Sunday of Divine Mercy.
Latin, of course, because of the nature of this official papal act.

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Wherein Fr. Z explains what is really going on with the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II

Today, in addition to Francis’ dedication of the Vatican City State to St. Michael (and does that place need defense of the attacks of Hell!) and in addition to the release of Benedict’s final encyclical, which is Francis’ first encyclical … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The “Novus Ordo” Ordinal for ordaining bishops, priests, deacons

From a reader:
Leo XIII condemned Anglican orders and succession as invalid since 1552. Even after re-admitting the prayers regarding the “work and office of a priest” in the ordination 100 years later, the line had become extinct so it was … Continue reading

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“It seemed like a good idea at the time….” – the new John Paul II “statue” in Rome

I was dying to find out the reaction to the new “statue” of John Paul II near Rome’s train station.  It is, in my opinion, horrendous.  In the pages of the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano there is a short blurb … Continue reading

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Marini (not Guido) says John Paul II wanted all the liturgical nonsense

On the Italian blog Palazzo Apostolico there is a piece by Paolo Rodari in which he say that the former papal MC, Archbp. Piero Marini states that Pope John Paul II wanted all the liturgical novelties which sprinkled his pontificate … Continue reading

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Is there no connection between personal holiness and vocation performance?

Some time ago, the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Causes of Saints said that the beatification of Pope John Paul II was not a judgment about his pontificate.
The UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, has some Q&A with … Continue reading

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John Paul II – priesthood

I owe this to His Hermeneuticalness and John Paul II.
Full disclosure.
I was ordained by John Paul II:
One of the themes of Pope John Paul II’s pontificate was his insistence on the necessity of the priesthood and his personal and … Continue reading

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