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Rome: Day 1 – settling back into it

I got settled in safely and soundly this morning and, for lunch, had caprese.

Later in the afternoon I said Mass at the tomb of St. Philip Neri in the Chiesa Nuova.  I will say Mass for the intention of my … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI in Oporto: “How much time we have lost…”

I am incessantly going on about what I think Pope Benedict is trying to do in his pontificate: reinvigorate Catholic identity so that Catholics can fulfill their mission to shape the world around them.  If we don’t know know we … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s presser on airplane to Portugal, clerical crisis and “third secret”

"We have to re-learn the essentials: conversion, prayer, penance, and the theological virtues."
Thus, Benedict XVI today on the way to Portugal.
My friend John L. Allen Jr., the fair-minded nearly ubiquitous, who is sadly still correspondent for for the ultra-liberal NRC, … Continue reading

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