Tag Archives: Papal Visit

10 less than perfectly reported points about Pope Francis’ US trip

I direct the readership’s attention to a helpful contribution from Acton Institute (which you should share with as many as possible in order to provoke MS Fishwrap into a case of the vapors). I won’t share the whole thing. Go there … Read More

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Pope Francis to US Congress on threats to the family

As I am in Tokyo, I haven’t kept my eyes glued to coverage of the papal visit of Pope Francis. I did, however, tune in via Slingbox to watch His Holiness address Congress. I had wished for stronger, clearer, obvious, … Read More

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Should Congressman boycott Pope Francis?

I am on vacation, so I don’t want to drift to far into the papal visit (which I am not closely following right now).  I might add this, however: While we don’t expect anything along the lines of what Benedict … Read More

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Bishops of England and Wales unveil their future priorities

It has happened int the past, that the Vicar of Christ has traveled to a place, was met with great enthusiasm, caused a bump, a wave in Catholic identity, and after a fairly short period of time everything went back … Read More

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Composer James MacMillian explains what happened before the Papal Visit

Here is a story from The Telegraph about the trouble distinguished composer James MacMillian had with the liturgical establishment before the Holy Father’s visit to Scotland and England. James MacMillan is a Scottish composer whose symphonies, concertos, operas, sacred music … Read More

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Anglican newspaper’s view of the Pope’s visit

In conversations with smart people I know, we have been thinking over the Papal Visit to Scotland and England. We have been parsing also the news coverage after the event. Not great analysis. We have seen stories, but not very … Read More

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Hyde Park Litany… of the… Sacred Heart

When the Holy Father was at Hyde Park in London, there was a species of The Litany of the Sacred Heart. It was curtailed and there were interpolated intercessions, very contemporary, very much suggesting the ramifications of the clerical sexual … Read More

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Benedict XVI’s state visit begins in Scotland

The Holy Father arrived in Scotland today and was greeted by Her Majesty the Queen at the beginning of this state visit. From VIS: Your Majesty, Thank you for your gracious invitation to make an official visit [not "pastoral" visit] … Read More

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WDTPRS POLL: sanctuary design for Pope Benedict’s visit to England

UPDATE: 1 Sept 17:52 GMT: I see that England’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald has linked to this post.  Perhaps you readers might reciprocate and contribute well-considered and respectful comments in the discussion over there as well. __________ I … Read More

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