Women To Fake It Again

July 18, 2008

Women to be “Ordained” “Catholic” “Priests” in Boston

Saint Bede Studio of Australia has designed the papal vesture for next Saturday’s WYD08 Mass. Of note is the tiara-mounted coat-of-arms embroidered on the fanon which hang off the back of the mitre. (The final two images show the embroidery also on the back of the chasuble and a dalmatic.)

Pope Benedict XVI waves on board the Sydney 2000 ship on the way to the Bangaroo East Darling Harbour. The pontiff has warned hundreds of thousands of young Catholics of the perils of pop culture and pillaging the earth’s resources after a rapturous welcome at the world’s biggest Christian festival.

Does Pope Benedict Aim to Bring Church Back

by Making It Smaller, Purer, More Devout?


Ex-Anglican Communities to Become Catholic, Rome Confirms

Saint Charles Borromeo parishioner, Pauline Breedan, receives Holy Communion from Pastor, Father Loren Gonzales at the Traditional Latin Mass celebrated on the one-year anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. Tim Ruane served the Mass that morning.

Read more about the Traditional Latin Mass in the Diocese of Phoenix at The Catholic Sun Online. Many thanks to Catholic Sun journalist, Andrew Junker, for the fine article and photos.

Bikers, Benedict, Beach

July 16, 2008

A member of God’s Squad motorcycle club puts his arm around a fellow member at a World Youth Day concert at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach July 16, 2008.

Two members of the God’s Squad motorcycle club hold a conversation at a World Youth Day concert at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach July 16, 2008. Thousands of young pilgrims have flocked to Sydney Harbour.

Regina mundi dignissima

July 15, 2008

O God, who hast honored the Order of the Carmel with the special title of Thy most Blessed Mother Mary, ever Virgin: mercifully grant, that we who celebrate her memory this day by a solemn office, may be shielded by her protection and deserve to come to everlasting joys. Who livest and reignest with God.

A World Youth Day participant reads a text message on his mobile phone outside St. Mary’s cathedral in Sydney July 15, 2008. Pope Benedict texted thousands of young pilgrims in Sydney on Tuesday urging them to renew the faith as they gathered for the church’s largest youth festival.

Private Mass

July 14, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass at the Kenthurst Study Centre, in Sydney, Monday, July 14, 2008.