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  • A potpourri of nuggets from a week on the Vatican beat

    A potpourri of nuggets from a week on the Vatican beat

    Sometimes on the Vatican beat in a given week, what you get isn’t one grand narrative but lots of little ones. This was one of those weeks, so here’s a potpourri of nuggets on contrasting antidotes for different diseases, counter-intuitive patron saints, and what to make of papal press conferences in terms of the pontiff’s own personal priorities.

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  • Latin Mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary, without pope

    Latin Mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary, without pope

    At a conference Thursday marking the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s decree liberalizing use of the Latin Mass, the meeting organizer, Father Vincenzo Nuara, didn’t even mention Francis in his opening remarks. The current pope was mentioned in passing by the second speaker, and ignored entirely by the third.

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  • Letters show Francis’s outreach to traditionalists has a long history

    Letters show Francis’s outreach to traditionalists has a long history

    Letters written in 2011 by then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, today Pope Francis, which have been unearthed and aired by Swedish television, confirm what people close to the pontiff already knew — that over the course of his career, he’s tried several times to bring the breakaway traditionalist Society of St. Pius X back into the fold.

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