Tag Archives: John XXIII

11 Oct: St. John XXIII

Today is the feast of the Pope who issued the Apostolic Constitution Veterum Sapientia.
Today is the feast of the Pope who didn’t like it when people clapped in church.
Today is the feast of the Pope who issued the Roman Missal of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday 1962 Missale Romanum, the Missal of St. John XXIII! [puff... sip ... puff]

Today is the 52th “birthday” of the 1962 Missale Romanum!

Spiffy!
And because it is the Vigil of my Name Day, I shall enjoy a cigar from a box of small Macanudo from one of you readers (a priest, as a matter of … Continue reading

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Canonizations: looking back and looking forward

I went back to my post last July and reread it.
Yes. I am right about this.
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 … Continue reading

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Secret Consistory: How did other Cardinals react to Card. Kasper’s proposals?

Those of who who read Italian my be interested in an article of Marco Tosatti posted at La Stampa which purports to reconstruct some of the discussion in the now-not-so-Secret Consistory during which Card. Kasper delivered his extremely long and now … Continue reading

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Not more Catholic than the Popes

In case you have forgotten already, it’s the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity!  I am sure that you have participated in many meaningful celebrations.
In the Low Countries, however, a shadow has been cast over this august occasion.
Protestants are shocked and … Continue reading

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450 years ago today: Council of Trent closed!

Today is the 450th anniversary of the closing of the Council of Trent.
Let’s think about this for a moment.
First, the day the Second Vatican Council opened Pope John XXIII gave an address to the world and to the Council Fathers … 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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PODCAzT 136: John XXIII opens Vatican II – ‘Gaudet Mater Ecclesia’ – optimism and naïveté, error and continuity

I have wanted to do this for some time.
Today we have as our guest, Pope John XXIII. I read for you the whole of John’s address to the opening of the Second Vatican Council, a speech called Gaudet Mater Ecclesia, … Continue reading

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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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John XXIII, Benedict XVI, and the “speech to the moon”

Tonight there was a candlelight procession in Rome from Castel Sant’Angelo to St. Peter’s Basilica.  Benedict XVI spoke to the crowd and made a reference to the famous – especially because it was informal – speech to the crowds by … Continue reading

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