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The Pope: A Day in the Life

21 August 2017

Editors Note: Today is the Feast day of Pope St Pius X. We pray for the Society of St Pius X on this day, especially.

From the blog @TorontoCatholic Witness

Written by Barona

Pope Pius X rose about four, shaved and dressed without a valet. Then he went to his private chapel, meditated and read Prime from an immense breviary which was his most treasured possession. He said Mass, served by one of his chaplains, and himself gave Communion to those invited to assist; then he heard a second Mass. A cup of black coffee awaited him in his study. A sort walk in the garden. Back to his study and his correspondence and a few private audiences. A simple dinner at one, usually in the company of several members of his household.

Pius X broke the tradition which prescribed that the Pope eat alone. When he invited someone to dine with him he saw consternation on several faces. When he asked the reason, he was told that it had been the custom of the popes to dine alone.

“Since when has it been the custom?”, he asked.

‘Since Urban VIII set the rule”, was the answer.

“If Urban VIII had the right to make such a rule,” he said serenely, “then Pius X has an equal right to abolish it”.

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The Next Pope is Not Who You Would Expect @CMReport

13 February 2013

12 February 2013 Anno Domini
Posted by Patrick Archbold at
Creative Minority Report

The next Pope will not be who the media expects. You know how I know this? Because the last two Popes have not been who the media expects. This is, quite simply, because the media model is flawed.

The media consistently makes the mistake of treating Church affairs as they treat the affairs of government. We witness this daily in their treatment of doctrine as just the latest policy fad and subject to the whim of the current president of the Vatican State.

Of course, this is not to suggest that there are no politics involved in Church affairs. Wherever people are present, politics follow. But the affairs of Church are different than the affairs of State. The media love a horse race and they love lists. The selection of a Pope allows them to indulge in these two loves. So we get lists of ‘papabile’ and we get odds from Paddy Power.

But there is a dynamic that the media just doesn’t get. The men making this selection have dedicated their lives to Jesus Christ and His Church. They have dedicated their lives to teaching what Jesus taught. They are not looking merely for someone who represents their political preferences, they are looking for someone who is completely dedicated to Truth with a capital T. And they don’t just vote, they pray. They pray a lot.

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Your Favorite Pope Benedict Moment via @Sr_Lisa & “Nunspeak”

12 February 2013

12 February 2013 Anno Domini
Posted by Sofia Guerra

With the deluge of blogposts (all of the Catholic ones are terrific) concerning the resignation of our beloved Holy Father there is one that is very special to me. Sister Lisa Marie Doty is a dear friend and spiritual mentor as well as a Catholic blogger. Of course she is so much more than that. She is a spouse of Christ Jesus and has dedicated her life to Him.

Sister Lisa Marie has posted a piece that is interactive. Yes, there are many of those asking us what we think about the resignation but this is the first one I would consider a “joyful” moment for us. I am crossposting this piece so you may see my fav Pope Benedict moment and then I ask you to click through to her blog, “Nunspeak” to give your favorite B16 moment.

Great job, Sister! As usual, always looking for the joy and that is your vocation. Looking for the joy…that’s what you have taught me. As always, united in prayer…



Your Favorite Pope Benedict Moment

Posted by Sister Lisa Marie at her blog,

The news of Pope Benedict’s resignation brought me to think of so many reasons why I am grateful for the gift of his Papacy. My earliest memory (and one of my favorites) follows.

I would be very interested to hear yours! Comment away!

Comment: Ok, Sister Lisa, here is my Favorite Pope Benedict moment…

Let me show you first…

Yup, hands down “Summorum Pontificum”. The announcement that the Latin Mass could be offered without restraints was truly the moment I had been waiting for from Pope Benedict and got it on July 7, 2007. I have followed him for 35 years since finding out about him from my aunt, a nun who lived in Rome for most of her Religious Life. she told me at a young age…if you want to really learn your faith, read Josef Ratzinger…she was right. We love you Papa Benedict!

Now, to read Sister Lisa Marie’s favorite Pope Benedict Moment (oh, it’s a gooood one) and to share yours on her blog, please click HERE

Uh, why are you still here??? Go to Nunspeak! Uh, please?

Video from RomanCatholic01 on You Tube


Judas Today!

26 May 2010

Zogby: US Catholics Strongly Back Pope Benedict

5 May 2010

Wednesday, 05 May 2010 03:43 PM

Results of a new Zogby Interactive survey show mixed results among American Catholics’ evaluations of Catholic Church leaders. Both Pope Benedict XVI and American Catholic Bishops receive largely negative ratings in their handling of the sexual abuse situation with the church.

However, pluralities approve of the overall job performance of both the Pope and Bishops. In addition, a clear majority of American Catholics believe Pope Benedict XVI should continue to serve as Pope.

Fifty-six percent of American Catholics approve of the overall job that Pope Benedict XVI is doing, with 32 percent disapproving. Approval of U.S. Bishops is somewhat lower, with 45 percent approving of their overall job, and 44 percent disapproving.

When asked specifically about how Pope Benedict XVI has dealt with the sexual abuse situation within the Catholic Church, a plurality of American Catholics give negative ratings to both the Pope and American Catholic Bishops. Only 15 percent believe that Pope Benedict XVI has done an “excellent” job addressing the sexual abuse situation within the Church, with 23 percent believing he has done a good job, 26 percent believing he has done a fair job and 30 percent believing he has done a poor job.

Ratings for American Bishops are lower, with 8 percent rating the Bishops’ efforts to address the sexual abuse situation within the Church as excellent, 12 percent rating their efforts as good, 29 percent rating their efforts as fair and 43 percent rating their efforts as poor. More...

Exclusive ~ Cardinal Levada: 'We Should Hold Ourselves to a Higher Standard'

29 April 2010

Novena for Pope Benedict XVI

6 April 2010

As Pope Benedict XVI nears the fifth anniversary of election as the Successor of Peter, the Knights of Columbus are inviting the faithful to join in a novena for the Holy Father.  It begins April 11th, this Sunday (Divine Mercy Sunday), and ends April 19th, the anniversary of his election.

Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI

Lord, source of eternal life and truth,
give to Your shepherd, Benedict, a spirit
of courage and right judgment, a spirit
of knowledge and love. By governing
with fidelity those entrusted to his care,
may he, as successor to the Apostle
Peter and Vicar of Christ, build Your
Church into a sacrament of unity, love
and peace for all the world.  Amen.

V/ Let us pray for Benedict, the Pope.
R/ May the Lord preserve him, give him a long life, make him blessed upon the earth, and not hand him over to the power of his enemies.

V/ May Your hand be upon your holy servant.
R/ And upon Your Son, Whom You have anointed.

Our Father …  Hail Mary …  Glory Be …

First Recording of a Pope circa 1903 from Creative Minority Report 3/30

30 March 2010

From our astute colleagues at Creative Minority Report, a recording and film of Pope Leo XIII. In a day and age where every move Pope Bendict makes is recorded let us realize that the technology can be used for good. Viva Pope Benedict XVI in the spirit of Pope Leo XIII!

“This is kinda’ cool. The first ever recording of a Pope. Pope Leo XIII recites the Ave Maria.”

“Pope Leo was also the first Pope to be filmed on a motion picture camera.”

Posted by matthew archbold at 6:30 PM on Creative Minority Report

Pope: Sacrifices are possible if they have meaning

28 March 2010

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