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@Pontifex Latin Tweet

Each day there are tweets from Pope Francis’ account.  They post more or less the same content in different languages.  Someone is busy! Today we have this, in Latin: Debiliores domi ultro curamus. Qua re humani generis ne imbecillitatem neve … Read More

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1st Year Anniversary of @Pontifex

I saw on News.va that today, one year ago, Benedict XVI launched @Pontifex on Twitter. Pope Francis has continued to use it, no doubt through surrogates. Here is his latest Latin tweet: Expers laetitiae nulla concipi valet Ecclesia quae tum … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Pontifical Mass in the Novus Ordo?

From a reader: This may be a stupid question, but in the Novus Ordo, if a bishop of the diocese celebrates Mass, would it technically be defined as a “pontifical Mass” since he would be the pontiff? Not a dumb-question at … Read More

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Just for fun… @pontifex

@Pontifex

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@ConclaveChimney

If the Roman Pontiff can have a Twitter account, so can the Sistine Chapel CHIMNEY that signals the election of the Roman Pontiff! Yes, @ConclaveChimney Why didn’t I think of that? Meanwhile…

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@Pontifex Project: Week 8 – The last for Benedict as Pope

Benedict XVI is STILL POPE, until 20:00 Rome Time on 28 February. Have you worked out where you will be? I suggested a project using Twitter HERE. Let’s create a “stack” of tweets during the day.  Concentrate your effort on a Tuesday … Read More

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@Pontifex Project: Week 6

Benedict XVI is STILL POPE. I suggested a project using Twitter HERE.  Let’s create a “stack” of tweets during the day.  Concentrate your effort on a day and single theme instead of various scatterings over days when they might not be noticed. … Read More

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Is Pont. Comm “Ecclesia Dei” building a bridge to the SSPX?

Our friends at Rorate picked up something from Riposte Catholique (in French).  Apparently, the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” sent a letter to the General House of the SSPX in Menzingen, Switzerland.  The letter is signed by the PCED’s Vice-President Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, OP. … Read More

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@Pontifex Project: Week 3

I missed last Tuesday.  Since today is one of the two days per week when the Roman Curia is open in the evening, let us have Tuesday today. I suggested a project using Twitter HERE.  Let’s create a “stack” of tweets … Read More

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@Pontifex now in Latin

His Holiness now has a Twitter account also in Latin. HERE. No tweets yet.  I have argued HERE that a tweet is pipatum.  “I tweet” is pipio. BTW… I missed last Tuesday’s @Pontifex tweet.  Let’s do it tomorrow, Friday, the other … Read More

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@Pontifex Tuesday Project: Week 2

I suggested a project using Twitter HERE.  Let’s create a “stack” of tweets during the day.  Concentrate your effort on a day and single theme instead of various scatterings over days when they might not be noticed. Here is the first collective … Read More

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@Pontifex Tuesday Project: Week 1

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! I suggested a project using Twitter HERE.  Let’s create a “stack” of tweets during the day.  Concentrate your effort on a day and single theme instead of various scatterings over days when they might not … Read More

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A suggested Twitter project for @Pontifex

Now that the initial furor around the Holy Father’s Twitter account has died down a little, I want to pass along a suggestion made by a reader who left me a constructive voicemail. We could designate a day to post … Read More

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An interesting claim about the followers of @pontifex

From Vatican Insider comes this …. color me skeptical. Benedict XVI has almost 2 million followers on Twitter. “The Pope has grasped the full potential of this social network. Facebook’s too personal” VATICAN INSIDER STAFF ROME “Someone had to show … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Whither Papal Tweets?

What I really want to know: In which section of the Acta Apostolicae Sedis are the Holy Father’s tweets going to be published? Which theological note will they be assigned?

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Pipiavit @Pontifex – FOLLOW UP and POLL

The Pope sent his first tweet. [wp_youtube]gy4sNYmfpt8[/wp_youtube] UPDATE 12/12/12 22:36 GMT: The Pope has something around 1.5 million followers across his various language oriented accounts.  English is the leader with close to a million.  The number is going up by … Read More

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Are Christ’s mission and Holy Church well-served by “me-tooism”?

My friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeueticalness, has written with a touch of irony about the recent launch of the Holy Father’s Twitter account, @pontifex. Among Father’s observations is an amusing bit about how the Holy See’s explanatory announcement of this Twitter … Read More

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@Pontifex

The Holy Father’s new Twitter account is up and running: @Pontifex He has not tweeted anything yet, at the time of this writing. From VIS: The Pope’s presence on Twitter is a concrete expression of his conviction that the Church … Read More

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WDTPRS Collect for Thursday, 2nd Week of Easter

A reader sent a note about today’s Collect, Thursday in the 2nd Week of Easter, in the Ordinary Form. Here is the Latin: Deus, qui salute mundi sacrificum paschale effecisti, propitiare supplicationibus populi tui, ut interpellans pro nobis Christus Pontifix … Read More

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