Daily Archives: 28 June 2009

Help from readers?

Can anyone identify this bishop? I am wondering if this isn’t he. UPDATE: 1 July All the photos are here.

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St. Paul, Apostle – new finds

In December of 2006 I attended a presser on the unearthing, but not opening, of the tomb of St. Paul, Apostle, in the Basilica of St. Paul outside-the-walls. At that time questions were raised about the opening of the tomb, … Read More

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Hints at content of the new “social” encyclical

From CNA with my emphases and comments: Italian newspaper reveals key paragraphs from Pope’s upcoming social encyclical Rome, Italy, Jun 28, 2009 / 09:45 am (CNA).- The upcoming social encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI "Caritas in veritate" – Charity in … Read More

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Neum by neum in Chicago

From a reader: Hello Fr. Z, Just in case no one has sent this to you yet, here is a link to one of many great videos just up on YouTube of the Sacred Music Colloquium in Chicago, done by … Read More

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QUAERITUR: how to celebrate Novus Ordo Masses “ad orientem”

From a priest reader: I am a priest in my 60’s I remember serving the Tridentine mass. I am interested in celebrating mass ad orientem but I was wondering how. I have some questions. 1.    At the beginning of the … Read More

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How quickly they forget

First, let me say that I was weary of the Michael Jackson coverage before it began. That said… People are gushing about how Michael Jackson broke racial barriers.  "Before there was Oprah… before there was Obama…" blah blah blah. Have … Read More

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