VIDEO: 1950 – Pius XII infallibly proclaims the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In 1950 my late pastor, Msgr. Schuler, was in Rome on a Fulbright working on the manuscripts of Giovanni Maria Nanino, the successor of Palestrina for the Sistine Chapel.  He had great stories about being a priest in Rome in that Holy Year and, specifically, of the Proclamation of the Dogma of the Assumption.

It was a different world.  Think about it: the war had ended just 5 years before.

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  1. Benedictus says:

    I can only shake my head and think how far we’ve fallen. The laity, the clergy, the hierarchy, are all to blame.

  2. Kevin says:

    I love Venerable Pope Pius XII! Didn’t he look and act like the Vicar of Christ! Benedictus above says it very well, “I can only shake my head and think how far we’ve fallen”. A Novena of Memoraras to be said tonight for our beloved Church.

  3. APX says:

    It wasn’t until recent (last 6 years) that I learned the Assumption wasn’t that we assumed Mary went to heaven, but no one saw her go.

  4. acardnal says:

    I love those old Pathe videos.

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