Sunday: Benedict in Brazil (Fifth & Final Day)

Today is Pope Benedict’s fifth and final day in Brazil, during which he will celebrate Mass at the famous shrine of Aparecida and inaugurate the fifth general conferences of Latin American and Caribbean bishops, before departing and flying back to the Vatican in the evening. Once again, this post will be updated and expanded throughout the day, so keep visiting. Thanks! NB: Complete roundup ... More

Saturday: Benedict in Brazil (Day Four)

Today, Pope Benedict continues his apostolic journey to Brazil for a fourth day, visiting a center for drug rehabilitation and then praying the rosary at the famous Shrine of Aparecida. Once again, this post will be updated and expanded throughout the day, so keep visiting! NB: Complete roundup of my coverage here, the best photos from the trip here. Highlights of Saturday’s papal itinerary ... More

Friday: Benedict in Brazil (Day Three)

Today, Pope Benedict continues his apostolic journey to Brazil for a third day, celebrating the canonization Mass of Brazil’s first native-born saint (Bl. Fr. Antonio Galvao) and then spending the night near the famous Shrine of Aparecida. Once again, this post will be updated and expanded throughout the day, so keep visiting! NB: Complete roundup of my coverage here, the best photos from th... More

Video: Pope Benedict greeting the crowd at the monastery, first night

I discovered this and thought some folks might find it interesting. It’s good mostly for the first two minutes that include the Pope’s greeting, best wishes, and blessing. Obviously it is in Portuguese but I found it fairly intelligible. I’d recommend starting with your computer’s sound turned low because the default sound level is high: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfSGU... More

Funny Video: Deacon Payne – Seminary Formationator

Via The Whappsters (and others), “Deacon Payne – Seminary Formationator”: Of course, this is another permutation of Office Linebacker and it’s Christian counterpart, Evangelism Linebacker. Having attended for two years a school where seminarians were in formation, and having many seminarian friends, I can totally see a group of these guys getting together to make a video ... More

Day Two: Benedict in Brazil

*Day Three Coverage HERE* Pope Benedict continues his sixth apostolic journey for the second day today. This is his first papal trip outside of Europe (excluding Turkey), traveling in the most populous Catholic country in the world, Brazil. Please stay tuned for complete coverage. NB: Complete roundup of coverage here, top photos of the trip here. Thursday’s papal itinerary (all times EST)... More

Day One: Benedict in Brazil

*Day Two Coverage HERE* Pope Benedict begins his sixth apostolic journey today, his first papal trip outside of Europe (excluding Turkey), to the most populous Catholic country in the world, Brazil. Please stay tuned for complete coverage. Today’s papal itinerary (all times EST):4:30 – Arrival at the International Airport of S?lt;/span> Paulo/Guarulhos.Welcome ceremony at the Internati... More

What to expect in Brazil (ongoing post including photos & video)

(this post is an alalgam of content gleaned from the PapaRatzingerForum for those especially interested in learning more about Pope Benedict’s trip to Brazil.) A few highlights of Pope Benedict’s trip to Brazil: Pope Benedict will pray in Portuguese during his visit Mass attendance of up to two million persons Two pope mobiles and three helicopters on-call 3200 journalists will be cov... More

Video: The Transformation of an Altar

Fr. Z has an amazing find that I’d like to share with my readers. As he explains it: This is a 5:25 length video of the transformation of a typical modernistic free-standing altar into a very beautiful ad orientem altar. The setting is a church in France where the FSSP are able to work. The French text says the transformation took 15 minutes. The video is accelerated. This could be VERY inst... More

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