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19 Oct: Beatification of Paul VI (Canonization of Vatican II)

As I thought… the next phase of the canonization of Vatican II will occur 19 October. I wrote something about the miracle attributed to Paul VI the other day.  Amazing, as they often are.  HERE From Vatican Radio: (Vatican Radio) … Read More

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The canonization of Vatican II continues: Paul VI beatification in October

I read today at Vatican Insider that the Congregation of the Causes of Saints has approved unanimously (what else) a miracle through the intercession of Ven. Paul VI. I suppose now the only thing left to do is beatify the … Read More

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The Pope’s New Renault

Over at Deacon Kandra’s place there is some funny stuff about the Pope’s new car, an old Renault. Earlier this week, the pope got a new set of wheels.    And now CNS has collected some priceless reaction: Leave it to the … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z tracks back to Pope Francis and priests’ cars: A Response to William Doino, Jr.

A few days ago at First Things William Doino, Jr. posted a well-written, thoughtful piece entitled: “Should Priests Drive Fancy Cars?” Doino, channeling Francis, advocates the biblical text Matthew 6:19-21: Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where … Read More

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Footage of Pius XII and old rite Extreme Unction

Blasts from the past: [wp_youtube]s1S9kvnwaeE[/wp_youtube]

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Benedict XVI’s new liturgical movements – WDTPRS POLL!

I picked this up from the intrepid Andrea Tornielli. Apparently from tomorrow onward, Sunday, Pope Benedict will start using the moving platform used by John Paul II when it became hard for him to walk. He will do this in … Read More

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The Pope, the “sedia” and security – a security consultant’s view

Here on WDTPRS we had a POLL about whether or not the sedia gestatoria should be revived for the sake of the security of the person of the Roman Pontiff, at least in the Basilica of St. Peter. The results: … Read More

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WDTPRS POLL: attacks on the Pope and the sedia gestatoria

We all know that Pope Benedict would not want to be completely surrounded by bullet proof glass everywhere he went. On the other hand, security around our Popes has been relatively light. The use of the sedia gestatoria would both … Read More

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It’s nice to dream

It is nice to have dreams… I have received a few e-mails today about the possible return of the Sedia Gestatoria. If the Sedia was not revived for the end of the reign of the late Pope John Paul, I … Read More

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