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A Pontificate Of War

The Nazi Reich feared and hated the Catholic Church and its chief pastor, Eugenio Pacelli, Pius XII. The Reich had a special unit of ex-priests which worked to undermine the Church and do intelligence analysis. One of this unit, Albert … 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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REVIEW: Great book of documentary evidence about the Pontificate of Ven. Pius XII

I just received in the mail a copy of the 3rd edition of POPE PIUS XII AND WORLD WAR II: THE DOCUMENTED TRUTH : A Compilation of International Evidence Revealing the Wartime Acts of the Vatican.  (UK link HERE) Wow.  Useful … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Rituale Romanum from Nova et Vetera

The nice people at Nova et Vetera sent me an edition of their reprint of the Rituale Romanum. Their site says:  This is the first edition of the Rituale Romanum since 1957. It is based upon the last Editio typica … Continue reading

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1953: Pius XII to American seminarians: be holy, heroes, officers of the Church Militant (quotes St. Charles Borromeo)

Because I am still having some internet problems and composition of posts is a little hard, I have pulled a couple things from the archives in which St. Charles Borromeo is mentioned. (His heart, by the way, in the great … Continue reading

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Ven. Pius XII

From CNA: Cardinal remembers Pope Pius XII as wartime hero, saint By David Kerr Rome, Italy, Aug 2, 2012 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- He’s now 96-years-old, but during World War II, Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini was a young priest in … Continue reading

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1953 – Pius XII to American seminarians: be holy, be heroes, be officers of the Church Militant

In looking for a quote by Pius XII, a reader directed me, us, to a speech of Ven. Pius XII delivered on 14 October 1953 (Acta Apostolicae Sedis 45 (1953) pp 679 ff.) at the opening of the North American … Continue reading

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Update on the gathering

Here in perilous CASTLLLLLE DAAANGERRRR! [/echo] things are going smoothly with good weather and great fraternity. One of our bishop members had to leave, which is too bad, and some few priests joined the group yesterday as well.  Also, last … Continue reading

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Catholic League reacts to a Hell’s Bible book review

From our friends at The Catholic League: NEW YORK TIMES’ DUMB TAKE ON CATHOLICISM There was a book review in yesterday’s New York Times by Bill Keller, executive editor of the newspaper, of Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy, … Continue reading

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Miracle claimed through intercession of Ven. Pius XII

A tip of the biretta   o{]:¬)   to Sancte Pater for this link to an AP story on WaPo‘s site. AP Exclusive: Woman claims miracle by WWII-era pope; backed by connected nun amid doubts By Associated Press, Published: July 3 CASTELLAMMARE … Continue reading

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New miniseries coming about Venerable Pius XII

A new miniseries/film is in the works, Sotto il Cielo di Roma, Under the Roman Sky.  It will star James Cromwell as Ven. Pius XII and deal with his to save the Jews of Rome.   Not new news, but it’s … Continue reading

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Holy See Press Office comment on Decree of heroic virtues of Ven. Pius XII

From the Vatican Press Office comes this, with my emphases and comments: NOTE CONCERNING DECREE ON THE HEROIC VIRTUES OF PIUS XII VATICAN CITY, 23 DEC 2009 (VIS) – Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. today issued … Continue reading

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POLL ALERT: Le Figaro on Ven. Pius XII … AUX ARMES!

Aux armes, citoyens! In another entry I asked you readers to keep your eyes peeled for online POLLS about the decision of Pope Benedict XVI to promulgate the decree regarding the heroic virtues of Ven. Pius XII. A reader alerted … Continue reading

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Let’s keep an eye on POLLS about Ven. Pius XII

I am guessing that in the wake of the declaration of Pius XII as Venerable, there may be a few dust ups in the press.  I am guessing there will be polls about this, too. Keep an eye out for … Continue reading

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