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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Friday, October 13, 2006


Found today (hat tip to the SHW, as usual):

65% favor the (rumored) restoration of the Mass in Latin by Pope Benedict, out of 25,401 respondents to a survey done by one of the larger Italian newspapers, the Corriere della Sera. Only 35% of respondents said "no" to the question.

The wording of the question is a little off (it says "are you in favor of the return of the Mass in Latin?"), as the rumored move by the Holy Father is not to restore Latin Masses, but to grant a more common celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass. Latin, as a language, is still permitted to be used freely by any priest, no permission needed (in fact, as one of the past bishops of our Archdiocese is quoted as saying to a priest, "you don't need my permission to say the Mass in Latin - you need my permission to say the Mass in English!")

I honestly wonder now what kind of response we'd get if one of the major US newspapers did a similar survey... Of course, they'd botch up the question itself way worse than the Corriere did. But still.


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