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One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite; civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us less interesting. — C. S. Lewis
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"We as Catholics have not properly combated (the culture) because we have not been taught our Catholic Faith, especially in the depth needed to address these grave evils of our time. This is a failure of catechesis both of children and young people that has been going on for fifty years. It is being addressed, but it needs much more radical attention... What has also contributed greatly to the situation is an exaltation of the virtue of tolerance which is falsely seen as the virtue which governs all other virtues. In other words, we should tolerate other people in their immoral actions to the extent that we seem also to accept the moral wrong. Tolerance is a virtue, but it is certainly not the principal virtue; the principal virtue is charity... Charity means speaking the truth. I have encountered it (not speaking the truth) many times myself as a priest and bishop. It is something we simply need to address. There is far too much silence — people do not want to talk about it because the topic is not 'politically correct.' But we cannot be silent any longer."
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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"One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite; civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us less interesting."
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Monthly Archives: June 2007
I just saw the SKY TG24 coverage of the meeting yesterday. They actually made some decent distinctions. For example, they made the point that after the Council, with the implementation of the Novus Ordo, something happened that was unheard of … Continue reading
OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS VATICAN CITY, JUN 28, 2007 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Fr. Peter F. Christensen of the clergy of the archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, U.S.A., pastor of the parish of the Nativity … Continue reading
This is in from ANSA. It is about yesterday’s meeting of Card Bertone and bishops from around the world for the MP. Here are the highlights: 1) They fall into the trap of calling this "the Latin Mass".2) The MP … Continue reading
I slept in today, so I am sure others have posted already but… COMUNICATO DELLA SALA STAMPA DELLA SANTA SEDE Si è svolta ieri pomeriggio in Vaticano una riunione, presieduta dal Cardinale Segretario di Stato, in cui è stato illustrato … Continue reading
What a day. Priest: We give Thee thanks, Almighty God, for all Thy benefits, who livest and reignest world without end. R. Aaaaaa….
The NYT has its coverage of the MP now. Shall we look at it together? My emphases and comments. June 28, 2007Wider Use of Latin Mass Likely, Vatican Officials SayBy LAURIE GOODSTEIN and IAN FISHER Pope Benedict XVI has signed … Continue reading
The French paper Le Croix confirms with a longer article what Kath.net and Die Welt reported. Highlights of new items: 1) It says that the bishops were representatives of bishops conferences.2) After the plenary meeting ofthe Pont. Comm. Ecclesia Dei … Continue reading
On Wednesday afternoon the Secretary of State, Tarcisio Card. Bertone gave the Motu Proprio to 30 bishops from around the world on Wednesday afternoon in the Apostolic Palace. The bishops were explicitly chosen and invited for this. (I am guessing … Continue reading
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Do you recall what I posted yesterday about appointments? It seems Marco Tosatti was right. # RINUNCIA DEL GRAN MAESTRO DELL’ORDINE EQUESTRE DEL SANTO SEPOLCRO DI GERUSALEMME E NOMINA DEL PRO-GRAN MAESTRO Il Santo Padre ha accolto la rinunzia presentata, … Continue reading
It will hardly surprise anyone familiar with The Tablet that an article against the derestriction of the older form of Mass might emerge when the date of the MP ostensibly draws nearer. In finem citius after all. The Tablet’s editorial … Continue reading
This WDTPRS blog was born from a project of helping people to know what the prayers of Holy Mass really say, because the Lord knows we are not getting their true content in the translation presently in use. The idea … Continue reading
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In the daily La Stampa, Marco Tosatti has an article concerning possible upcoming Vatican appointments. After speculation about the appointment of Card. Tauran for Interreligious Dialogue, Tosatti riffs on the presence of men from Milan in the Curia. Tosatti mentions … Continue reading
Pope Benedict XVI desires that the manner of electing a Pope in a conclave will return to an earlier form. The Motu Proprio is called Constitutione apostolica. John Paul II had changed the legislation to permit "simple election". Under the … Continue reading