Monthly Archives: February 2013

POPE BENEDICT XVI’s FINAL SPEECH AT THE LAST AUDIENCE

!!!!   The Testament of the Wise Helmsman The central passages of the last address of pope Joseph Ratzinger, Wednesday, February 27, 2013. “I no longer bear the authority of the office, but I remain within the enclosure of Saint … Continue reading

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WE ARE LIVING IN A MOMENT OF TREMENDOUS IMPORTANCE FOR THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD

!!!! February 27, 2013, Wednesday “A life which belongs totally to the work of God” “I will no longer bear the authority of the office for the government of the Church, but in the service of prayer rest, so to … Continue reading

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THE YEAR WAS 1513! THEN, AS NOW, THE ROMAN CHURCH WAS FULL OF SAINTS AND SINNERS!

!!!! The Vaults of the Vatican and the Pope’s Luminous Window The Church of Rome is depicted by the media as a museum of horrors. In the past it was even worse. But five hundred years ago a pope performed … Continue reading

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ROME! BOSTON! IT DOES NOT MATTER, THE ‘LAVENDER MAFIA’ IS UBIQITOUS

!!!! Does Boston Archdiocse have a “gay network” of clergy? by bostoncatholicinsider Today, we learned that the Cardinal O’Brien of Scotland resigned in the wake of charges he made “inappropriate” sexual advances to four men.  In the past week, most people … Continue reading

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POPE BENEDICT SPEAKS AT THE END OF HIS RETREAT AND AT THE SUNDAY ANGELUS

!!!!     Pope’s Address At Conclusion of Lenten Spiritual Exercises “In this Suffering Figure of the Son of God, We Begin to See the Most Profound Beauty of Our Creator and Redeemer” VATICAN CITY, February 24, 2013 (Zenit.org) – … Continue reading

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THIS EXTEMPORANEOUS ANALYSIS OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL BY POPE BENEDICT XVI IS PRICELESS FOR UNDERSTANDING THE CHURCH 50 YEARS AFTER THE COUNCIL

!!!!   VATICAN CITY, February 22, 2013 (Zenit.org) – Here is the fourth and final part of a Vatican translation of the reflection Benedict XVI gave Feb. 14, when he met with the clergy of Rome. The Holy Father delivered … Continue reading

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THE MEDIA IS TOO FILLED WITH SELF-NEUTERED EUNUCH-MEN WATCHING THE LIGHTS GO OUT ON FREE SPEECH AND SLIPPING EASILY AND PAINLESSLY INTO ACCOMPLICES OF THUGGERY

!!!! Lars Hedegaard   Happy Warrior   • The ‘Racist’ and the Unknown Man By Mark Steyn My friend Lars Hedegaard is a dapper, courtly publisher and editor just turned 70. Like many Scandinavians, he speaks very evenly modulated English, but, insofar … Continue reading

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LIKE MOSES, POPE BENEDICT OPENED THE DOOR TO THE NEW EVANGELIZATION BUT WILL NOT PASS THROUGH IT

!!!! Pope Benedict presiding at the Synod of Bishops last October   Pope Benedict and the New Evangelization by Dr. Edward Peters http://canonlawblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/pope-benedict-and-the-new-evangelization/ I’ve been thinking a lot about the pope lately, and reading about his legacy with, say, George Weigel … Continue reading

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IN THE LITURGICAL RENEWAL THERE WAS A REDISCOVERY OF THE BEAUTY, THE PROFUNDITY, THE HISTORICAL, HUMAN AND SPIRITUAL RICHES OF MISSAL

!!!!   VATICAN CITY, February 20, 2013 (Zenit.org) – Here is the second part of a Vatican translation of the reflection Benedict XVI gave last Thursday, Feb. 14, when he met with the clergy of Rome. The Holy Father delivered … Continue reading

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EXTRA ECCLESIAM NULLA SALUS IS NOT DEAD, BUT SOME PEOPLE WILL DIE TRYING TO KILL IT

!!!! Archbishop Robert Carlson prays at his installation Mass Win the property; lose your soul? by Dr. Edward Peters http://canonlawblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/win-the-property-lose-your-soul/ I’ve been aware of, but—amid other duties—have not followed for some years the sad story of a breakaway Polish parish the … Continue reading

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