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Daily Archives: 19 April 2008
I simply have to absorb this for a while. What an amazing address. Simply astonishing. Little by little I am adding comments. I am skipping around a bit and adding and editing, so come back and recheck this with me. … Read More
I took time out from watching the Holy Father’s coverage today to take in a movie. I went to Forbidden Kingdom with Jackie Chan and Jet Lee. There were many aspects of the film that were predictable, because the film … Read More
Here is a follow up to what I postede the other day via John Sonnen’s fine Orbis Catholicus: I guess the sixties are ending? And of course there’s always good news coming from Rome! Today at Rome’s Pontifical North American … Read More
Here is the music line up for the Mass at Yankee Stadium: Symphony No. 9 in D minor – Ludwig van BeethovenI. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestosoII. Molto vivace Entrance of the Holy FatherHymnus Pontificius – Charles Gounod, … Read More
This is superb. “At this moment I can only thank you for your love of the Church and Our Lord, and for the love which you show to the poor Successor of Saint Peter. I will try to do all … Read More
Here is the text of the Holy Father’s sermon from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. My emphases and comments: Keep in mind that the readings for this Mass will be from the Mass of Pentecost, a theme similar … Read More
I am struck by the incredible difference in attitude and atmosphere as preparation for this Mass continues. I will post the Holy Father’s sermon as soon as he finishes delivering it. Click HERE. [uc] The pipe organ works wonders, no? … Read More
It is sometimes possible to remember precisely where you were and what you were doing when historic events took place. People often cite examples like where they were when they heard that JFK was shot, or when Neil Armstrong stepped … Read More