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  • Berthold of Regensburg and the elevation of the Blessed Sacrament

      As I have mentioned before, I am slowly making my way through Joseph Jungmann’s, The Mass of the Roman Rite. At this stage of the book, Father Jungmann is charting the development of the showing of the Holy Eucharist after consecration, commonly called the elevation. A few days ago I came across a nugget of wisdom from a thirteenth […]

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  • Pope Francis on Women and the Church (a “she,” not an “it”).

    Excerpts from Vatican Radio: Pope Francis: Women called to service, not servitude, my comments below. “Many things can change and have changed in our cultural and social evolution, but the fact remains that it is the woman who conceives, carries in her womb and gives birth to the children of men,” the Pope continued. “And […]

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  • Pope sounds alarm on anti-Christian persecution-National Catholic Reporter

    John Allen had this piece in the National Catholic Reporter yesterday: Pope sounds alarm on anti-Christian persecution Three days after an attack on an Anglican church in Peshawar, Pakistan, left at least 85 people dead, Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Christians to an examination of conscience about their response to such acts of anti-Christian persecution. […]

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  • The Papal Peace Plan for Peace is more than #fasting4syria and #prayforpeace

    On Thursday, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States met the ambassadors to the Holy See. In the meeting, Archbishop Mamberti expressed the Holy Father’s desire for peace. Most importantly, Archbishop Mamberti, on the Holy Father’s behalf, proposed principles for a peaceful solution to the Syrian conflict. To my knowledge, this document is not […]