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Rome: Mass at St. John Lateran for Dedication – wierd

I saw some of the video of the Mass at the Lateran, Rome’s Cathedral Church, for the feast of its dedication, 9 November. Strange.  Two things. Where are the altar candles? What’s with shapeless bag albs and no cinctures?   There … Continue reading

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Dedication of St. Mary Major: Pope Liberius, St. Athanasius, and a miracle

Pope Liberius (352-366) was Bishop of Rome in difficult times. In 350 the Emperor Constans was assassinated and Constantius became the sole Emperor by defeating Magnentius. Some bishops in the East who opposed St. Athanasius in Egypt appealed to Liberius … Continue reading

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