Tag Archives: Rome

“THE ROMAN SPIRIT: This is what we need!”

by Roberto de Mattei at ‘The Lepanto Foundation’ The Roman Spirit is something that one breaths in only in Rome.  The “sacred city” par excellence, the center of Christianity, the eternal fatherland of every Catholic, who is able to repeat … Continue reading

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Coronavirus updates from Rome: Vatican Allows General Absolution in Some Cases

Latest updates from the Eternal City in lockdown since March 10 Edward Pentin   March 20, 4.10pm In a second of two decrees, the Apostolic Penitentiary today ruled that in view of the difficulty in priests hearing confessions during the … Continue reading

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Rome closes but why?

From Fr Ed’s Blog: I was aghast to read that, in the face of Coronavirus threat, all churches in Rome are now closed until April. Mass will not be offered publicly. Who made such a drastic call and why? It … Continue reading

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Stay here and keep watch with me

In Rome, there is a tradition of visiting seven ‘Altars of Repose’ on Maundy Thursday. Different Churches decorate these in their own way. These are the seven Churches we visited this evening after the Mass of the Last Supper.   … Continue reading

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The Martyrs of the Venerabile

On a recent visit to the English College in Rome, one of the seminary’s students showed us around the place, sprinkling our tour with anecdotes and historic accounts. Most memorable and moving was the visit to the beautiful and recently … Continue reading

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How to Go to Mass and Not Lose Your Faith

This provocative question is the title of a soon to be released new book by Fr. Nicola Bux, Professor for Eastern Liturgy, consultor of the CDF and personal friend of the Pope. On 2nd March at the book launch, Cardinal … Continue reading

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