Friday, December 9th, 2016

Easter vigil: Easter Mass: Urbi et Orbi: English translation Urbi et Orbi (via Vatican Radio) Pope Francis EASTER URBI ET ORBI MESSAGE to the City and to the World 5 April 2015 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Jesus Christ is risen! Love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death, light has dispelled the darkness! Out […]

One of my favorite websites during the Christmas and Easter seasons is the webcam at the Vatican. Between now and Christmas I’ll post a few screen captures. Print this entry

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Nov 19, 2009; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A     Some last-minute blogging   Challenges rise in political races, chili       The holidays are approaching fast. The Christmas Parade is this Sunday already. Time to clear the table with some last-minute blogging before the turkey arrives. Unlike Garrison Keillor’s Lake Woebegone, it has hardly been […]

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 […]

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