Daily Archives: 18 April 2010

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 … Read More

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“I saw the Pope weep.”

"Ho visto il Papa piangere" "I saw the Pope weep." There is a story in Italian in La Stampa about the meeting of Pope Benedict XVI in Malta with victims of clerical abuse when they were children.   I teased out … Read More

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WDTPRS voicemail

I have two phone numbers, one in the USA and one in the UK, through which people can leave me voicemail. However, I have been having problems with retrieval of the voicemail. I have hopefully solved the problem.

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Oldie PODCAzT for Good Shepherd Sunday

An oldie PODCAzT about the Good Shepherd, for Good Shepherd Sunday. 085 09-05-03 Gregory the Great on the Good Shepherd

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Pope Benedict in Malta meets with victims of clerical sexual abuse

From The Times of Malta: One of the eight child abuse victims who met the Pope this afternoon said that the meeting had given the group peace in their hearts. The group, now in their 30s and 40s, had a … Read More

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Op-ed piece in the NYT

People are feverishly sending me links to the op-ed piece by Nicholas Kristof in Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times).  Stop sending links. No, I will not fisk it.  First, it is blasphemous and sinful. Second, it is riddled … Read More


PRAYERCAzT: Matins and Lauds (BrevRom)

No frills Matins and Lauds from the Breviarium Romanum. If you lay people don’t get what is involved in clergy reading the office every day, this might give you an idea of what the older, traditional form of the office … Read More

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