Archives for June 13, 2014

Oldest Vatican Film, Dated 1896, Features Pope Leo XIII in the Rose Garden

In 1896, Pope Leo XIII became the first pope ever to be captured on film.Clearly, His Holiness did not understand the film industry.  You can see him respond to an off-screen reminder that this is not a still-life photo, but a real moving picture.   Back and forth, he waves his hand stiffly in the air--playing for the camera. *     *     *     *     * Some years ago, while serving as conference director for Legatus, I took our group of pilgrims to visit the offices of the Pontifical Council … [Read more...]

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Fr. Walker, Young Priest Murdered in Phoenix, Teaches About Mercy and Justice

 "We have grown far too attached to our own knowledge, our technology, and our pleasures--such that we have forgotten God and what He has done for us."   Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSPOn June 11, 29-year-old Father Kenneth Walker, a priest of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter  (FSSP), was killed in what is believed to be a burglary.  Father Joseph Terra, 56, who was with Father Walker at the rectory of the FSSP's Mater Misericordia Mission, was also shot and remains ho … [Read more...]

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