Monday, December 5th, 2016

Make sure you send a Tweet on Twitter everyday if you want to get more followers. …unless you’re the Pope. Print this entry

I have a cold. It seems like everyone I know has a cold. “Disease is a typically human condition, when we experience strongly that we are not self-sufficient, but we need others.” Those were Pope Benedict XVI words during Sunday’s Angelus. In the striking and unusual setting of St Peter’s Square covered with snow, the […]

MEETING WITH CATHOLIC EDUCATORS ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI Conference Hall of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Thursday, 17 April 2008  Your Eminences, Dear Brother Bishops, Distinguished Professors, Teachers and Educators, “How beautiful are the footsteps of those who bring good news” (Rom 10:15-17). With these words of Isaiah quoted by […]

From Vatican Radio: Dear Brothers and Sisters, I bring you the Easter proclamation in these words of the Liturgy, which echo the ancient hymn of praise sung by the Israelites after crossing the Red Sea. It is recounted in the Book of Exodus (cf 15:19-21) that when they had crossed the sea on dry land, […]

“Certainly NARAL or Planned Parenthood would never invite Benedict XVI, much less extend an award to him.”– Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo, ND The American Papist has the video, too. Print this entry

Pope Benedict XVI’s Easter message for 2009. Here is the transcript from Zenit News. Print this entry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit with Pope Benedict XVI may not have gone the way she planned.  No photo was released of the state visit, and the Associated Press reported, A short statement from the Vatican said the pope “briefly greeted” Pelosi and did not mention any other subject they may have discussed besides abortion. […]

The Vatican has launched a YouTube channel. Unfortunately, they’ve disabled the embedding feature preventing blogs like mine from picking our favorite videos and posting them easily. I understand controlling the message, but if Catholics are going to engage and challenge the wider culture it’s most likely going to occur beyond a single website page. Still, […]

The text of Pope Benedict XVI’s ‘Urbi et Orbi’ is available at the International Herald Tribune. “Our Saviour is born to the world!” During the night, in our Churches, we again heard this message that, notwithstanding the passage of the centuries, remains ever new. It is the heavenly message that tells us to fear not, […]

Zenit is reporting on the liturgical changes at the Vatican this Christmas season. I found this one particularly interesting: Monsignor Marini explained these changes to L’Osservatore Romano, pointing out that the Christmas liturgical celebrations “should bring the faithful to contemplation of the mystery of the Incarnation.” He affirmed that “everything should contribute to stirring up […]