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Tag Archives: Pontifex
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
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
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
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…
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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