- QUAERITUR: Pastor threatened by bishop after making liturgical changes
- NCR owes Bp. Finn an apology for an insulting analogy – follow-up
- More on the Etymology of Kumbaya
- Can Catholics preserve, for our own flock, true marriage?
- Bp. Tobin of Providence on contrary-to-nature unions: “Almighty God will, in His own time and way, pass judgment upon our state”
- Magister on the Pontificate of Benedict XVI
- Dr. Krauthammer on Pres. Obama’s attack on “corporate jets”
- Defense of marriage in Minnesota
- How to make your parish more self-centered
- Lose the bear.
- Pope Benedict, the lark and the raven
- Gov. Cuomo talks to Maureen Dowd. What could go wrong? Dr. Peters explains.
- Dissent into Hell – Fr. Z rants
- Irish “Catholics” and our future choices
- Card. Cañizares: Observe Corpus Christi on Thursday, not Sunday.
- Roses for a memory of a martyr
- Schism in New Jersey
- Dr. Peters on can. 915 and “catholics” who cause scandal and yet receive Communion
- Benedictus qui pipiavit in nomine Domini
- Bp. Cordileone on Gov. Cuomo, NY legislature’s promotion of contrary-to-nature unions
- Archbp. Nichols (Westminster) on the priest’s role at Mass
- Bp. DiMarzio (D. Brooklyn) about Gov. Cuomo, NY legislature, contrary-to-nature unions
- Time for fun
- Ed Peters on NY Gov. Cuomo’s support of contrary-to-nature unions and Holy Communion
- The Martyrs of Lübeck: 3 priests beatified and a Lutheran minister honored
Many thanks also to people who have lately sent some books and some donations. They are sure a lift for my spirits and are very helpful. You know who you are and so do I and I remember you in prayers.
Also, PRIESTS AND BISHOPS… in the USA… perhaps some of you may wish to pray, maybe after Mass, with your congregations on 4 July for our country using the great prayer by Archbp. Carroll.
The following prayer was composed by John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, in 1791. He was the first bishop appointed for the United States in 1789 by Pope Pius VI. He was made the first archbishop when his see of Baltimore was elevated to the status of an archdiocese.
John was a cousin of Charles Carroll of Maryland, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Americans among the readership might print it and bring it to your parish priests and ask them to use it after Mass on national holidays.
This needs no translation for Catholics who love their country!
PRAYER FOR GOVERNMENTWe pray, Thee O Almighty and Eternal God! Who through Jesus Christ hast revealed Thy glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Thy mercy, that Thy Church, being spread through the whole world, may continue with unchanging faith in the confession of Thy Name. We pray Thee, who alone art good and holy, to endow with heavenly knowledge, sincere zeal, and sanctity of life, our chief bishop, Pope Benedict, the Vicar of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in the government of his Church; our own bishop, N., all other bishops, prelates, and pastors of the Church; and especially those who are appointed to exercise amongst us the functions of the holy ministry, and conduct Thy people into the ways of salvation. We pray Thee O God of might, wisdom, and justice! Through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist with Thy Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude the President of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to Thy people over whom he presides; by encouraging due respect for virtue and religion; by a faithful execution of the laws in justice and mercy; and by restraining vice and immorality. Let the light of Thy divine wisdom direct the deliberations of Congress, and shine forth in all the proceedings and laws framed for our rule and government, so that they may tend to the preservation of peace, the promotion of national happiness, the increase of industry, sobriety, and useful knowledge; and may perpetuate to us the blessing of equal liberty. We pray for his excellency, the governor of this state , for the members of the assembly, for all judges, magistrates, and other officers who are appointed to guard our political welfare, that they may be enabled, by Thy powerful protection, to discharge the duties of their respective stations with honesty and ability. We recommend likewise, to Thy unbounded mercy, all our brethren and fellow citizens throughout the United States, that they may be blessed in the knowledge and sanctified in the observance of Thy most holy law; that they may be preserved in union, and in that peace which the world cannot give; and after enjoying the blessings of this life, be admitted to those which are eternal. Finally, we pray to Thee, O Lord of mercy, to remember the souls of Thy servants departed who are gone before us with the sign of faith and repose in the sleep of peace; the souls of our parents, relatives, and friends; of those who, when living, were members of this congregation, and particularly of such as are lately deceased; of all benefactors who, by their donations or legacies to this Church, witnessed their zeal for the decency of divine worship and proved their claim to our grateful and charitable remembrance. To these, O Lord, and to all that rest in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of refreshment, light, and everlasting peace, through the same Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior. Amen.