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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Tag Archives: Andrea Tornielli
One of the things I have been saying all along is one aim during the present pontificate is the reduction of the number of Cardinal Prefects and Presidents (and therefore Archbishop Secretaries) in dicasteries of the Roman Curia. Put several … Read More
Andrea Tornielli has a piece today at Sacri Palazzi wherein he calls into question the veracity of Scalfari’s account of the interview with Pope Francis. I don’t have time to translate the whole thing for you at the moment, since … Read More
From the intrepid Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa: 05/25/2012 Vatican announces it has caught poison pen letter writer The culprit is allegedly the Pope’s butler, a layman. But doubts are growing in the Holy See ANDREA TORNIELLI vatican city The … Read More
I have read Andrea Tornielli’s report on Vatican Insider that SSPX Bp. Fellay as SIGNED the CDF’s “Doctrinal Preamble”. Italian HERE. Il superiore della Fraternità San Pio X ha sottoscritto il preambolo dottrinale proposto dalla Santa Sede, anche se con … Read More
Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity. From the intrepid Andrea Tornielli’s Vatican Insider of the Italian daily La Stampa. My emphases and comments. The Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X writes to his priests: “We are waiting, … Read More
From the intrepid Andrea Tornielli of Vatican Insider. Not my translation, but my emphases and comments: New Vatican commission cracks down on church architecture The new commission will be established shortly, as part of the Congregation for Divine Worship. It … Read More
Andrea Tornielli passed this along from Vatican Insider of La Stampa. It is in Italian but here is the general line. The director of Tv2000, the television broadcast of the Italian Bishops Conference, transmitted a Mass from the Benedictine monastery … Read More
An unhappy story of a Diocese in Italy where, apparently, local authorities believe they have the right to override the Pope’s legislation for the whole Latin Church. The intrepid Italian Vatican watcher Andrea Tornielli reports that in a small town … Read More
The intrepid Andrea Tornielli is reporting that, well… here it is in my quick translation: In the next weeks there will be published a document of Benedict XVI which will reorganize the competences of the Congregation for Divine Worship entrusting … Read More
Beyond the interview with Card. Canizares, Andrea Tornielli added a rather explosive entry to his blog: The Liturgy and Traditionalist Protestantism. (My translation.) Let’s just say it: many (or some, or few, you decide) traditionalists do not love Pope Benedict’s … Read More