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Antonio Socci on the recent Corriere piece with and about Benedict XVI

Marco Tosatti has posted on his site an English translation of Antonio Socci’s latest, which was in Libero.  It’s all about the recent Benedict XVI “interview” posted by Corriere della Sera. Tosatti points out that Corriere turned non-news into the headline … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 04 – Saturday after Ash Wednesday: “The Lenten journey enables us to look upon our brethren with new eyes.”

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is San Trifone (Sant’Agostino) in Campo … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: Good article at Crisis. Then Fr. Z rants.

There is a good article at Crisis today, which all of you should both send by email and print out and hand to or send by mail to both your local priests and your bishops. This is time sensitive. As … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Benedict XVI “frail” and sick with bacterial infection

UPDATE: Ed Pentin at the Register: Archbishop Ganswein: Pope Emeritus Benedict’s Ailment Is ‘Not Serious’ The latest news of Benedict’s condition came from his biographer, Peter Seewald, who visited the Pope Emeritus over the weekend. VATICAN CITY — The health … Read More

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07/07/07 – 13th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum – Fr. Z rants.

Today is the 13th Anniversary of the release of the of Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.   The text was released on 7 July 2007 – 7/7/7 Just for fun, this blog’s page on that day: HERE It is good … Read More

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Identity Crisis of Catholic Priests. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At Crisis, there is a piece about the crisis in the Catholic priesthood. No, this was not penned by a bishop.  Nor by a priest.  Nor even by a seminarian.  Constance T. Hull wrote it, wife, mother, homeschooler who has … Read More

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The Mazza Hypothesis: Benedict resigned as Bishop of Rome but not Vicar of Christ. Wherein Fr. Z ponders with a heavy heart.

I’ve been pondering lately.   One needs to do this out of love.  Ponder, comes from Latin pondus, “weight”.  Hence, I am weighing things.  Augustine famously wrote, amor meus pondus meum… my love is my weight.  In Augustine’s time, gravity was thought to … Read More

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100th Birthday of St. John Paul II. Wherein Fr. Z muses and reminisces.

Today is the 100th Birthday of the late Pope St. John Paul II. Recently Pope Benedict XVI wrote a letter to the Church of Poland in honor of this anniversary. In the letter he seemed to have argued in favor … Read More

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16 April – Holy Mass (TLM) Easter Thursday – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With a fervorino (aka homily) – Pope Benedict XVI’s Birthday

Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass formulary: Thursday in the Octave of Easter.  It is Pope Benedict … Read More

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REMINDER: Pre-order the new book by Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI: From The Depths Of Our Hearts

Before the official 12 March release, today I received from the publisher a hardcover of the new book by Card. Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI. US – pre-Order with a discount  HERE  FRENCH HERE There is AT LAST a UK link … Read More

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New book by Francis strongly endorses priestly celibacy. Will Beans, Austen and crowd apologize to Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI?

Speaking of papal books, Francis has a new book now, released on 11 February. It was a cooperative venture with a priest, Fr. Luigi Epicoco.  San Giovanni Paolo Magno.  Or St. John Paul, The Great. As reported by CNA, In … Read More

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11 February 2013 – Benedict XVI announced abdication

In 2013, on this day 11 February, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Benedict XVI announced that he would abdicate. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about his resignation. There were several strange events that preceded his announcement. … Read More

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Getting things straight about the book by Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

At Church Militant there is a piece which accuracy sums up the controversy surrounding Card. Sarah’s recently published book, together with Benedict XVI.  The Depths Of Our Hearts. The book is out in French and Italian.  The English, inexplicably, languishes in … Read More

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IL MESSAGGERO: Archbp. Gänswein sacked? #BOOKGATE continues – UPDATED

UPDATE 6 Feb 2020: Some updates at the bottom: how other newsies are treating this. ___ Originally published on: Feb 6, 2020 at 02:43 The Italian daily Il Messaggero of 6 February has run with the story that was in the … Read More

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Card. Sarah has met with Benedict XVI as the haters stir “incessant, nauseating, dishonest controversy” #BOOKGATE

The new book, From The Depths Of Our Hearts, has really freaked out some people on the left, including the papalotrous. US Pre-Order Soon HERE for 12 March 2020 release! – FRENCH HERE On my flight home the other day, I wrote: I … Read More

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More about #BOOKGATE and a Litany Against Modernists

More on BOOKGATE below. But first, I thought some of you would enjoy this new litany (for private use) in Italian. LITANIE ANTIMODERNISTE O glorioso S.Ignazio   fa finire questo strazio S. Giovanna d’Arco   al modernista chiudi il varco … Read More

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UPDATE – HILARITY ENSUES- Lib reactions to the new book from Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

UPDATE 15 Jan 2020: Antonio Socci (not a fan of Francis) says in Facebook (I’m not a fan of Facebook) that Francis summoned Archbp. Gänswein, read him a riot act, and demanded that Benedict’s name be removed from the book. … Read More

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Summary of FACTS about the controversial new book by BOTH Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

Edward Pentin has posted at the National Catholic Register a summary of the FACTS surrounding the controversial new book from Card. Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI. HERE As you know, as soon as the book was announced the attacks began … Read More

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FIRST REMARKS about the new book by Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

Robert Card. Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI have collaborated on a new book. They respond to certain aspects of The Present Crisis.™ From the Depths of our Hearts The dedication of the book says it all. En hommage aux prêtres … Read More

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New video documentary about Benedict XVI from German TV

At National Catholic Register the intrepid Ed Pentin has posted at there is a 30 minute video documentary in German about Pope Benedict XVI’s life in the Vatican Gardens.  It aired on German TV on 3 January.   HERE It is … Read More

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