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September 10, 2006 Archives

And…now Vespers

posted by awelborn

Gerald has translated the lovely homily that Benedict gave at Vespers in the Munich cathedral, with a crowd of children gathered around: Dear parents! I want to heartily invite you to help your children believe and to accompany them on […]

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A historical moment

posted by awelborn

From Kentucky: a historic structure restored: It’s considered the oldest existing Catholic building in the Midwest, an 18th-century log house where the first frontier seminarians studied, where the first bishop in Kentucky lived and where an order of nuns began […]

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And now…for what he said…

posted by awelborn

Well, not a single translation of anything has been posted at the Vatican website. Update: Gerald at Closed Cafeteria has a complete translation. The Mass, from a Catholic News Agency report: In his Homily the Holy Father challenged his fellow […]

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Kind of a sad sight..

posted by awelborn

The neighborhood sort of stray cat (whom I think has been adopted by the neighbors) walks by the picture window in our living room. He’s got something in his mouth – a chipmunk. And as the cat strides by, content […]

Don’t forget…

posted by awelborn

The Vatican Radio reports….

Analysis

posted by awelborn

Gerald Augustus of Closed Cafeteria translates part of an article from Der Spiegel about shifting views in Germany: But, the year 2005 showed a sea change in the relationship of society and Church. That’s at least how the dignitaries of […]

A reader remarks on yesterday in Munich:

posted by awelborn

I loved it when the President kept greeting him "heilige fater" with such fondness and respect. He almost seemed to sing it. It reflects what so many of us feel in our hearts towards this man who gives us such […]

Joseph declares…

posted by awelborn

As he’s sitting next to me on the couch, watching me blog the Pope: "The only thing I didn’t like about Rome was the breakfast he brung us every morning…" "He" being his daddy, not the Pope. Joseph didn’t much […]

A day in Munich:

posted by awelborn

Meets with President Koehler and family: Mass: (250,000 is the estimate) Angelus: Next…Vespers. (11:30 Eastern – watch either on the Vatican feed or EWTN)

God’s ways…

posted by awelborn

Pope’s parents met through personal ad, German paper says: Bild am Sonntag said 43-year-old Joseph Ratzinger senior placed an advertisement as a "low-level civil servant" seeking "a good Catholic girl, who can cook and sew a bit … to marry […]

Vandals

posted by awelborn

House where Pope was born vandalized: Vandals threw paint-filled balloons at the house where Pope Benedict XVI was born Sunday, a day before the pontiff planned to visit his hometown during his six-day trip to Bavaria. No serious damage was […]

Papal Potpourri

posted by awelborn

A couple of notes: Many thanks to reader Thomas for sending along this link to Radio Bavaria, which has archived, for your viewing pleasure, video of the visit so far – it seems to be in little news capsules, but […]

Benedict in Bavaria

posted by awelborn

If you’ve not watched any video of the visit so far…do. Benedict is so obviously happy to be there – even, it seems at times during the singing of the old hymns..moved. There is this mix of joy, hope, and […]

Age of Reason?

posted by awelborn

They say it’s 7. Hmmm… This evening, as his wont, almost 22-month old Michael was climbing around on the couch in front of the built-in bookcase, trying to Get Stuff. Who cares about toys – I mean really. (Although earlier […]

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