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  • Left-wing anarchists blamed for Zaragoza Basilica bombing [Spain]

    10/02/2013 12:11:00 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 10/02/2013 | Anne Sewell
    A small bomb consisting of a camping gas cylinder combined with gunpowder exploded in Zaragoza Basilica in Spain on Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured and left-wing anarchists against the Bourbon monarchy are being blamed. The bomb exploded in the central area of the Zaragoza Basilica of our Lady of the PIllar (Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza) at around 13:50 local time. There were no injuries and no damage to the Baroque church was reported. Spanish news agency Efe is reporting that police suspect left-wing anarchists in the placing of the home-made device. Reportedly the bomb bore...
  • Dolan to celebrate Mass as cardinal at Holy Hill

    01/20/2012 8:30:43 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    JS Online ^ | 1-19-12 | Annysa Johnson
    In his tenure as archbishop of Milwaukee, soon-to-be Cardinal Timothy Dolan forged a special relationship with the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, at Holy Hill. A Mary devotee, Dolan helped to win the Hubertus shrine's Vatican designation as a basilica, and he presided over a special Mass celebrating that honor in November 2006. Dolan will return to Holy Hill on April 28, this time as a cardinal, for a Mass of Thanksgiving to commemorate his elevation in the Roman Catholic Church. "It's a great honor. We're very excited. We think this is the first time a cardinal has...
  • The Church Built on Peter

    06/29/2011 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 282 replies
    The Integrated Catholic Life ^ | June 29, 2011 | Fr. Roger Landry
    After St. Peter died upside down on a cross in the Circus of Caligula and Nero, the surviving Christians obtained his body and buried him quickly nearby, on the steeply sloping Vatican Hill to the north of the Circus. That hill had become a makeshift graveyard four months earlier after the fire of Rome had killed so many residents of the metropolis that their loved ones began to use any open spot they could find on the roadsides radiating outside the city. . . . When the tropaion of Peter was found underneath the high altar during archaeological escavations in...
  • Pontifical TLM in Washington DC Cancelled (Catholic Caucus)

    03/11/2011 7:35:02 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 03/11/2011 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    Keep in mind that the Pontifical Mass was to be celebrated in honor of the anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict. This year will also bring the 60th Jubilee of the Holy Father's ordination. The Paulus Institute had organized the Lenten Mass in honor of the Holy Father on the sixth anniversary of his election to the papacy. It was to have been the second such Mass, the first having been offered at the National Shrine last year before a capacity congregation of over 4,000. Unfortunately, this year’s scheduled celebrant, Archbishop Augustine DiNoia of the Congregation for Divine Worship...
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/26/2010 10:00:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 194+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | not given | Zsolt Aradi
    Our Lady of Good Counsel   by Zsolt Aradi The majesty of the Roman countryside has remained unchanged for centuries. Just to the south of the city rise the famous Castelli Romani, the Roman Castles, the popular name given to the hills and townships in Rome's immediate neighborhood. These hills are studded with the palaces of the once rich nobility of Rome who leave the city whenever the depressive and humid scirocco hits the Eternal City. The Castelli Romani are still a part of Rome, yet once we enter that district around Palestrina, popularly called Ciociaria, we are in a...
  • Extraordinary Form, Basilica of the National Shrine [Washington, DC], Upper Church (Catholic Caucus)

    01/20/2010 7:46:25 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 3 replies · 402+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | 01/19/2010 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Dario Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei," is the Celebrant and Homilist at an extraordinary form Mass at the National Shrine, Upper Church, Saturday, April 24, 2010, 1:00pm. This is surely the first time in the post-conciliar period (corrections welcome). Here is the item....
  • Archbishop seeks basilica status for Little Italy's St. Patrick's Old Cathedral

    06/08/2009 1:30:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 505+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/8/2009 | Lore Croghan
    The city's new archbishop gave the city's oldest Catholic cathedral a surprise gift for its 200th birthday. Archbishop Timothy Dolan will ask the Pope to bestow the title of basilica on Little Italy's St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, which began its bicentennial celebration on Sunday. The venerable Mott St. church would be the first in the Archdiocese of New York to get the prestigious designation, given only to churches of the highest historic and spiritual significance. "I just think it deserves it," said Dolan, who made the surprise announcement from the altar while celebrating a bicentennial Mass yesterday. "I'm so proud...
  • Pilgrimage 'for family': Spring Grove group walks 13 miles to basilica (Catholic Caucus)

    08/06/2008 9:32:33 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 76+ views
    The Evening Sun ^ | 8/5/2008 | Steve Marroni
    The group walked along Route 116 with a red banner bearing a lion and a cross. Some carried rosaries. Some prayed. Some chatted with their friends, while others just quietly reflected It was a 41/2-hour trek, spanning 13 miles. There was plenty of time for all of it. Walking under the hot sun, 13 members of the Spring Grove chapter of Tradition, Family and Property made a pilgrimage Monday morning to Sacred Heart Basilica in Conewago Township.... And, their goal was to pray the rosary for the family structure in America at the country's oldest stone church, and the first...
  • FSSP's Solemn High Mass in the Crypt Church (Catholic Caucus) (Graphic Heavy!)

    06/08/2008 10:02:59 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 76+ views
    ...[T]he Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter ended their annual pilgrimage of reparation with a Solemn High Mass in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Fr. Jonathan Romanoski, FSSP, assisted by his brother priests and seminarians of the Priestly Fraternity, offered the first Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass in the Crypt Church in over 40 years. It truly was a memorable occasion. Father Romanoski had been ordained only the week before on 30 May 2008 by Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos in Lincoln, Nebraska. The main altar of the Crypt Church before Mass. The...
  • Summorum Pontificum: The Rome Update... (DAILY TLM in St. Mary Major!)

    10/22/2007 1:19:35 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 94+ views
    Orbis Catholicus ^ | 10/22/2007 | JPSonnen
    Everybody has been asking for the liturgical update from Rome and so here's the scoop: all is upbound! The F.S.S.P. continue with their Rome chapel of San Gregorio dei Muratori. This chapel is the only location in all of Rome where one can attend a Solemn High Mass sung in the Tridentine rite every Sunday (http://www.fssp-roma.org/). Meanwhile, there is now a daily Tridentine rite Mass celebrated each morning at eight o'clock at the Patriarchal Basilica of Saint Mary Major. The Mass is celebrated by a canon of the Basilica. At the same time, in recent months, flashy new Tridentine...
  • In Charm City, 100K Have Seen the Light

    08/03/2007 9:33:06 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 12 replies · 436+ views
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | August 3, 2007 | Rocco Palma
    Friday, August 03, 2007 In Charm City, 100K Have Seen the Light When he announced plans for a stem-to-stern restoration of the US' first cathedral, Baltimore's Basilica of the Assumption, Cardinal William Keeler was met with no small amount of intense criticism. Neighborhood groups railed against the removal of the century-old stained glass as some of his presbyterate griped that the cardinal had proposed what one cleric deemed "a monument to himself." Ever the wise student of history, Keeler forged ahead anyway with the two-year, $35 million project. And since its completion in November, every outcome he foresaw at...
  • THE DEDICATION OF THE CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR - ST JOHN LATERAN)

    11/09/2006 9:22:53 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies · 287+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | not given | EWTN, Rev. Alban Butler
    ? THE DEDICATION OF THE CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR (COMMONLY CALLED ST JOHN LATERAN) Feast: November 9 From the beginning of the world altars were erected for offering sacrifices to God, and the places which were deputed for this supreme act of religion were always looked upon as sacred. Abel, Noe, Abraham, and the other patriarchs raised altars in retired and sanctified places, where they some times assembled their families or tribes to pay to God the most solemn religious worship. Abraham, to make the place more awful and retired, planted a grove round his altar at Beersabe,[1] and...
  • Solemn Sacred Music an Important Means of Participation in Worship

    09/13/2006 7:04:34 PM PDT · by ELS · 22 replies · 471+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 13, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    "Solemn Sacred Music an Important Means of Participation in Worship" REGENSBURG, Germany, SEPT. 13, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is a Vatican translation of the address Benedict XVI delivered today in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Old Chapel ("Alte Kapelle"), of which his brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, was director. During the visit, the Pope blessed the new organ. * * * This venerable house of God, the Basilica of "Our Lady of the Old Chapel," has been splendidly refurbished and today receives a new organ, which will now be blessed and solemnly dedicated to its proper aim: the glorification of...
  • Washington welcomes Wuerl as archbishop (3000 witness installation, including Kerry & Kennedy)

    06/23/2006 7:53:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 527+ views
    Post Gazette ^ | June 23, 2006 | Ann Rodgers
    WASHINGTON -- A crescendo of applause and alleluias greeted the Most Rev. Donald Wuerl as he followed a procession of priests and bishops into the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to be installed as archbishop of Washington. Three thousand people filled the largest Catholic church in the Western Hemisphere to welcome him. They ranged from U.S. senators to recent immigrants. Metropolitan Maximos of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Pittsburgh accompanied Archbishop Demetrios of North America as representatives of the Orthodox tradition. "In an age that so desperately needs to hear the gospel of life, to witness...
  • Daily Mass Readings, 11-09-05, Feast, Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

    11/09/2005 7:06:00 AM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies · 351+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-09-05 | New American Bible
    November 9, 2005Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome Psalm: Wednesday 48 Reading IEz 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 The angel brought meback to the entrance of the temple,and I saw water flowing outfrom beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east,for the façade of the temple was toward the east;the water flowed down from the southern side of the temple,south of the altar.He led me outside by the north gate,and around to the outer gate facing the east,where I saw water trickling from the southern side.He said to me,“This water flows into the eastern district down upon...
  • Basilica Restoration Reveals Paintings

    10/14/2005 8:34:15 AM PDT · by TradicalRC · 22 replies · 516+ views
    WBAL-TV ^ | September 28, 2005 | WBAL-TV
    BALTIMORE -- Four faces hidden since the Civil War emerged during renovations at the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, America's first cathedral. The 19th century shrine is closed for $32 million worth of renovations -- an overhaul that recently uncovered something priceless.
  • The Humility of George W. Bush - (attending Pope's funeral shows president's character)

    04/08/2005 3:30:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 30 replies · 1,428+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | APRIL 8, 2005 | FRANK SALVATO, MANAGING EDITOR
    On Wednesday something very special happened at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. For the first time in US history – for the first time in all of history for that matter – a sitting president of the United States led a delegation from the US to The Vatican to pay their last respects to a great spiritual leader and honor the legacy of a visionary whose calling lead him to the reverence and preservation of human dignity. The US delegation, led by the president, included First Lady Laura Bush, the president’s father President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Secretary...
  • Vatican begins preparations for funeral and conclave

    04/03/2005 11:02:24 PM PDT · by kingattax · 15 replies · 665+ views
    Associated Press ^ | , April 4, 2005 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- John Paul's earthly remains lay clothed in crimson vestments, his head on golden pillows and adorned with a white bishop's miter. His hands held a rosary, a pastoral staff was tucked under his left forearm. Swiss Guards stood watch on either side. Karol Joseph Wojtyla was finally at peace, the lines of pain erased from his face after years of crippling disease. ''It was very satisfying for all of us to see him so serene,'' said Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, one of many church officials, diplomats and politicians who paid their respects at the...
  • How Tsunami Waves Did Not Touch Santhome Cathedral

    01/10/2005 12:36:47 PM PST · by It's me · 259 replies · 6,178+ views
    The Indian Catholic ^ | January 10, 2005
    CHENNAI (ICNS) – The tsunami waves have subsided, but a miracle is being talked about across Chennai. It is the story of how St Thomas’ miraculous post kept the invading waves away, sparing the newly renovated Santhome Cathedral. The Cathedral, the world’s second basilica built on an apostle’s tomb, has been giving shelter to hundreds of tsunami victims ever since the waves ravaged many buildings across the coast. But even though the killer tsunami waves devastated the Chennai coast, Father Lawrence Raj, the parish priest of the Santhome Cathedral Basilica, says “the sea did not touch our church.” The reason?...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-18-04, Opt.St. Rose P. Duchesne, Ded. Bas Sts. Peter&Paul

    11/18/2004 6:23:54 AM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies · 460+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-18-04 | New American Bible
    November 18, 2004Thursday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reading IRev 5:1-10 I, John, saw a scroll in the right hand of the one who sat on the throne.It had writing on both sides and was sealed with seven seals.Then I saw a mighty angel who proclaimed in a loud voice,"Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?"But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earthwas able to open the scroll or to examine it.I shed many tears because no one was found worthyto open the scroll or to examine it.One of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-09-04, Feast - Dedication of Lateran Basilica in Rome

    11/09/2004 7:58:36 AM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies · 261+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-09-04 | New American Bible
    November 9, 2004Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome Reading IEz 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 The angel brought meback to the entrance of the temple,and I saw water flowing outfrom beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east,for the façade of the temple was toward the east;the water flowed down from the southern side of the temple,south of the altar.He led me outside by the north gate,and around to the outer gate facing the east,where I saw water trickling from the southern side.He said to me,"This water flows into the eastern district down upon the Arabah,and empties...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-05-04, Opt. Dedicat/Basilica St. Mary Major/Rome

    08/05/2004 8:03:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies · 358+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 08-05-04 | New American Bible
    August 5, 2004 Thursday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Thursday 34 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading IJer 31:31-34 The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers: the day I took them by the hand to lead them forth from the land of Egypt; for they broke my covenant, and I had to show myself their master, says the LORD. But this is the covenant that I will...
  • Italy Thwarts Basilica Attack Plot

    08/20/2002 12:08:08 PM PDT · by Destro · 99 replies · 554+ views
    AP ^ | Tue Aug 20, 2:43 PM ET | FRANCES D'EMILIO
    Italy Thwarts Basilica Attack Plot Tue Aug 20, 2:43 PM ET A Moroccan man is shown walking in the San Patronio Basilica in Bologna, northern Italy, in this picture taken from a home video seized Monday by Italian authorities and made available Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, during a press conference. Four Moroccans and an Italian, left, whose names were not made public, were arrested Monday under the suspiscion of terrorism after they filmed themselves near the central altar and the frescoes in the basilica. (AP Photo/Gianfilippo Oggioni, HO) By FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press Writer ROME (AP) - Italian police arrested...
  • Georgian Archaeologists Discover Basilica Of Middle Ages

    07/07/2004 6:06:58 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 1,353+ views
    Batumi News ^ | 7-4-2004
    Georgian archeologists discover basilica of middle ages Posted: 05/07/04 Georgian archeologists have discovered a monastery complex of the middle ages in the south-west of the village Bakuriani, at the 1700 m of the Black Sea altitude. The archeologists were working on the 185 km of the Baku-Tbilisi-Geyhan pipeline traffic. Givi Ghambashidze, chief of the Tsikhijvari archeological expedition, said that they have found a massive stone wall, in the interior of which they discovered basilica cells, important ceramic utensils, remains of the building. The scientists have studied a third of the monastery. The archeological research center at the Georgian Academy of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-18-03,Optl St. Rose Duchesne, Ded. Bas'c. Sts. Peter & Paul

    11/18/2003 7:59:37 AM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies · 2,597+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-18-03 | New American Bible
    November 18, 2003Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Tuesday 49 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading I2 Macc 6:18-31 Eleazar, one of the foremost scribes,a man of advanced age and noble appearance,was being forced to open his mouth to eat pork. But preferring a glorious death to a life of defilement,he spat out the meat,and went forward of his own accord to the instrument of torture,as people ought to do who have the courage to reject the foodwhich it is unlawful to taste even for love of life. Those in charge of that unlawful ritual meal took...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-09-03, Feast of the Dedication - Lateran Basilica in Rome

    11/09/2003 7:16:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 26 replies · 244+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 11-09-03 | New American Bible
    November 9, 2003Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome Psalm: Sunday 48 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Reading IEz 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 The angel brought meback to the entrance of the temple,and I saw water flowing outfrom beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east,for the façade of the temple was toward the east;the water flowed down from the southern side of the temple,south of the altar.He led me outside by the north gate,and around to the outer gate facing the east,where I saw water trickling from the southern side.He said to me,"This water...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 8-05-03, Optional Dedication, St. Mary Major Basilica

    08/05/2003 6:48:15 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 103+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 8-05-03 | New American Bible
    August 5, 2003Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm: Tuesday 34 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading INum 12:1-13 Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses on the pretextof the marriage he had contracted with a Cushite woman.They complained, "Is it through Moses alone that the LORD speaks?Does he not speak through us also?"And the LORD heard this.Now, Moses himself was by far the meekest man on the face of the earth.So at once the LORD said to Moses and Aaron and Miriam,"Come out, you three, to the meeting tent."And the three of them went.Then the LORD came down...