Tag Archives: John Paul II

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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Fr. Z in WaPo on John Paul II’s beatification

I have a piece in the Washington Post today at their invitation.  The typo, rather omission, in the second paragraph (as it appears in the online version as I write) is good for my humility.
Many argue that John Paul II … Continue reading

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L’Osservatore Romano: criticizing the questioners

If you haven’t yet seen this, you will want to hop over and have a look at Sandro Magister‘s always useful place.
In this case, Magister presents the back-to-back responses in the Vatican’s semi-official daily L’Osservatore Romano to two theologians in … Continue reading

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John Paul II – six years

Today is the sixth anniversary of the death of Ven. John Paul II.

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Translating the remains of Bl. John Paul II into the Basilica

The other day Rome Reports posted a video of a screen set up around the altar of Bl. Innocent XI in the Vatican Basilica.  It was immediately assumed that that is where the body of Bl. John Paul II would … Continue reading

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