Tag Archives: Pius XII

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:

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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 long diplomatic … 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 think of it … 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., Jan 10, 2012 / … 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 undercover … 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.
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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 services, etc.   The … 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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HAARETZ: Editorial in defense of Ven. Pius XII

I saw this on the site of HAARETZ.
My emphases and comments.
22 Jan 2010
Much-maligned pontiff
 By Dimitri Cavalli   Some things never go away. The controversy over Pope Pius XII’s actions during World War II was recently reignited when Pope Benedict XVI … Continue reading

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