L'Osservatore Romano Daily Edition to become UBIQUITOUS!

This has to be the best news ever for the Catholic Blogging world. Forget Cathnews. Forget The Tablet. Forget the National Catholic Reporter. The Grand-daddy of them all is about to appear on the Internet for the very first time: the one, the only, L’Osservatore Romano coming to a computer near you.

Sandro Magister reports:

But the true turning point will come with the internet, from which “L’Osservatore Romano” is practically absent today. When, in a few months, everything will be available immediately online, in multiple languages, this very special newspaper will make the leap of its life, from Rome to the world.

Now, at last, we can all finally have an infallible pronouncement each morning along with our coffee and The Times/The Age/The Financial Review…

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6 Responses to L'Osservatore Romano Daily Edition to become UBIQUITOUS!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I agree. It is great news.

    Do you know if it will be a subscription only service?

    Kind regards,
    Peter Marendy
    Brisbane Australia

  2. Christine says:

    Hooray! Wonderful news!

  3. eulogos says:

    Who was it that said he would like to have an infallible pronouncement every morning with his coffee? Was it Cardinal Manning? Or some other English ultramontanist? It surely wasn’t Newman, who I think forsaw that we would wish we hadn’t done that.
    Susan Peterson

  4. Joshua says:

    I think it was W.G. Ward – father of Maisie Ward, who married Frank Sheen and founded Sheen & Ward publishers, as well as being an author and apologist.

    W.G. Ward was famous for publishing a book, while an Oxford don, about the ideal Christian Church – which was fairly pointedly not the Church of England, but that of Rome. He was stripped of his degrees in punishment by the Oxford convocation; Newman, who was in trouble over Tract 90, only escaped the same fate because of an intervention by student representatives.

    Ward made himself even more famous by announcing his long-anticipated conversion to Catholicism on the same day he announced his engagement – since he had been expected to apply for ordination instead! He was made one of the very first lay lecturers at the then seminary, a most radical move by one of the Catholic bishops.

    Ward it was who looked forward to infallible statements in the Times each morning. Newman foresaw how the eventual careful definition would actually diminish respect for Papal pronouncements, since most folk incorrectly think he need only be obeyed if he speak ex cathedra, and completely neglect the far broader category of statements of the ordinary magisterium.

  5. Schütz says:

    No, no, “Ward it was who looked forward to reading infallible statements WITH (not “in”) the Times each morning”. I don’t think anyone ever expects the newspapers to contain infallible pronouncements!

  6. Joshua says:


    You shock me! Surely everything in The Age is true (if not in The Herald-Sun)?!

    Perhaps things have changed for the worse since I last visited Melbourne… ;-)

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