Tag Archives: Pius XII

VIDEO: 1950 – Pius XII infallibly proclaims the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In 1950 my late pastor, Msgr. Schuler, was in Rome on a Fulbright working on the manuscripts of Giovanni Maria Nanino, the successor of Palestrina for the Sistine Chapel.  He had great stories about being a priest in Rome in … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Rome – 4 June 1944

The 75th Anniversary of D-Day is 6 June. Today, however, is 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Rome. In the following video, you can see among other things the invasion of Anzio, just below the Castelli Romani across the plain … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Terrific video of 1941 Vatican City and help for a seminarian! UPDATED

For the seminarian update project – continuation – go HERE. ___ Originally Published on: Apr 3, 2019 Over at Rorate I spotted on a rare visit a simply terrific video posted on YouTube about Vatican City in the time of Pius XII during … Continue reading

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A Pope Speaks: Pius XII on something the #PBC2019 summit didn’t discuss. AUDIO

Two things drive this post. First, the Roman “summit” rammed a major aspect of The Present Crisis into a smaller box than reasonable people allow.  They excluded many things that could have been addressed.  One of them is the devolution … Continue reading

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Pius XII: coercive power, death penalty NOT “conditioned by historical circumstances” for they have “a general and abiding validity”

I was recently reminded of a 2013 article at Crisis by Fr. George Rutler about capital punishment” “Hanging Concentrates The Mind”. Among other things in his piece, Rutler writes of the guy I wrote about yesterday, Mastro Titta, the official … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Leftovers, Friday, and YOU

On this Friday after Thanks giving, you might want to review these oldie posts:  QUAERITUR: Dispensation for Americans to eat meat on Friday after Thanksgiving? QUAERITUR: Clarity about Pius XII’s cool Thanksgiving Friday indult ASK FATHER: Does the Thanksgiving Friday … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 157: Pius XII – Ingruentium malorum – On reciting the Rosary

National Catholic Register on 1 Oct 2017 had a terrific article which brought to my attention again an 1951 Encyclical of Pius XII 1951, Ingruentium malorum, on the recitation of the Rosary. The article by Joseph Pronechen is rightly called prophetic. As … Continue reading

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VIDEO: 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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10 September 1957 – Pius XII to Jesuits

A priest friend of mine sent me the text of an Allocution to Jesuits made by Pius XII on 10 September 1957 (AAS 49 – pp. 802-812).  I haven’t found it in English and I don’t have the time today … Continue reading

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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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