Tag: pope john paul ii

  • Anglican Use Jurisdiction?

    There is a rumor floating around that there is a document awaiting review by the Pope that would erect an Anglican Use jurisdiction within the Roman Rite. Such a jurisdiction would be either like Opus Dei, a personal prelature, which have a worldwide jurisdiction over all those who personally belong to them. In other words, […]

  • papal secretary tells all!

    The late Pope John Paul II’s personal secretary for over 40 years, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, now a Polish Archbishop, is preparing to release a book next year detailing his life next to one of the most impactful people of the 20th century. The book, to be released next year in Italian, includes a chapter on […]

  • pope john paul ii: final testament

    I’m very behind on reflecting upon the events of the past few weeks; partly my schedule and partly how overwhelming it all has been. The Will of Pope John Paul II was released on April 7, 2005 by the Vatican. Unlike what we usually think of as a will, for the Pope, this was a […]

  • pope john paul ii: day nine of mourning

    A reading from the treatise On the Prescription of Heretics by Tertullian, priest Please visit http://www.usccb.org/liturgy/novena.pdf for the text. Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. Lord, hear the prayers we offer for John Paul, your servant and priest. He faithfully fulfilled his ministry […]

  • pope john paul ii: when are the novendiales?

    To clarify a point Hung brought up in the comment section: When are the novendiales? The novendiales, meaning novena, is a series of nine days of mourning for the dead. As I have been counting on this site, day 1 began last Sunday, the day after death. I will be mentioning this in detail as […]

  • pope john paul ii: day eight of mourning

    A Reading from the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen Gentium (no. 23), as promulgated by the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council, first paragraph Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory Be… Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. Almighty and merciful God, eternal Shepherd of your people, listen to our […]