Tag Archives: Pius XII

Videos of Pius XII declaring the Dogma of the Assumption

The fabled pastor of my home parish, the late Msgr. Richard Schuler told stories about being in Rome when Ven. Pius XII infallibly declared the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin to be a dogma of the Faith.  He was present … Continue reading

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Holy Year of 1950 in Rome with Pius XII

A film about the Holy Year of 1950 in Rome with Pius XII. You can see the opening of the Holy Door in that year. Things have changed a little in the meantime.

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NEWS: In the past Popes both smiled and were nice to babies

One of you readers sent a link to a video of a clip from a 1958 movie called “Embezzled Heaven”. In it there is footage from a real audience with Ven. Pius XII. Some of it is obviously staged. It … Continue reading

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Francis: “I get ‘existential hives’ when I see that everyone takes it out against the Church and Pius XII”

I buried the lead.  When I wrote HERE about that Vanguardia story, recounted by CNA, I didn’t mention the most important thing. Pope Francis stuck up for Ven. Pius XII: […] One of your projects is to open the Vatican … Continue reading

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Pius XII’s new Twitter account!

From CWN: L’Osservatore Romano has published an article by Don Luigi Testa, an Italian Salesian priest, welcoming the appearance of a Twitter account that posts the words of Venerable Pius XII. The article appeared on October 9, the 55th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Will Pope Francis jump over the regular process and declare Pius XII is a saint?

In related news see my post: REVIEW: Great book of documentary evidence about the Pontificate of Ven. Pius XII From CNA: Pope Francis thinking about declaring Pius XII a saint By Andrea Gagliarducci Vatican City, Jul 31, 2013 / 11:05 … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Clarity about Pius XII’s cool Thanksgiving Friday indult

I’ve been getting a lot of questions by email from people in these USA who want to know about the indult that Pius XII gave to Americans to eat meat on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  Rorate looked at that HERE, … Continue reading

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Footage of Pius XII and old rite Extreme Unction

Blasts from the past: [wp_youtube]s1S9kvnwaeE[/wp_youtube]

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Yad Vashem softens portrayal of Pope Pius XII

From WaPo: Israel’s national Holocaust memorial softens portrayal of wartime Pope Pius JERUSALEM — Israel’s national Holocaust memorial has toned down its account of Pope Pius XII’s conduct toward the massacre of Jews during of World War II, following a … Continue reading

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Was a Council necessary? Explain in 200 words or less.

Fr. Bede Rowe of A Chaplain Abroad has an amusing post about the observance of the anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. He begins: There was a world wide consultation of Bishops before the initial preparation of the Council began. I … Continue reading

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Ven. Pope Pius XII’s ‘remarkable’ aid to save Jews

Justice will not be done in the matter of Ven. Pius XII until he is called “Righteous Among the Nations” at Yad Vashem. From CNA: Researcher reveals Pius XII’s ‘remarkable’ aid for Jewish refugees By Kevin J. Jones Denver, Colo., … Continue reading

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Did Pius XII “go undercover” to save Jews?

From CNA: Rome, Italy, Nov 4, 2011 / 06:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Jewish New Yorker who has made it his life’s work to clear the name of Pope Pius XII of being anti-Semitic believes the wartime pontiff actually went … Continue reading

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Universae Ecclesiae 28, the Eucharistic Fast, and You.

I had a post about Univerae Ecclesiae 28 and how the derogation in that paragraph makes it clear that the provisions of Summorum Pontificum exclude female service at the altar in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The reason … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: May black vestments be use in the Ordinary Form?

From a reader: May a priest wear black vestments for a funeral mass in the Novus Ordo? Yes!  Without question, yes! Black is a legitimate liturgical color and may be used for Masses for the Dead, All Souls, funerals, graveside … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 100: Benedict XVI, Pius XII, Justin Martyr and Fr. Z rants about liturgical abuse

Here is PODCAzT 100.  I wasn’t feeling very creative today, so I set out with the intention of simply reading to you about St. Justin Martyr (+165).  A selection of his 1st Apology is in the Liturgy of the Hours … Continue reading

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