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Tomorrow is the first anniversary of the election of our Holy Father Pope Francis. Probably everyone remembers watching the Holy Father waving from the balcony. I was on retreat, and with no tv or wireless, a group of us watched the picture on the retreat master’s ancient laptop, which was missing its sound card, and whose picture was delayed about a minute behind the intermittent audio signal coming through on one of the retreatants’ iPhone.
I have heard that some parishes are planning to celebrate this Sunday by singing papal hymns that might be considered, well, rather treacly and sentimental. I’d like to offer the following as an alternative, which can be sung to the sturdy, manly hymn tune ISTE CONFESSOR. St. Peter lives, today, in heaven. St. Peter lives, today, in his successor, called to confirm the brethren.
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