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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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Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard at your Mass of Obligation for this Sunday, Epiphany? Let us know what it was! For my part, I spoke about the various lights and “stars” which guide us … Continue reading
As the US bishops meet in a retreat at Chicago’s Mundelein Seminary, with reflections by Rainiero Cantalamessa and the aegis of – I guess it was unavoidable – Card. Cupich, Francis sent them a letter. HERE There is a piece … Continue reading
It has been some time since I’ve asked. What is your good news? Share something good and positive with the readership.
UPDATE: 7 Jan 2019 Worthington, ON Watervliet, NY Forest Hills, NY San Matteo, CA Croissy sur Seine, France St. Paul, MN Allenton, MI Hutchinson, MN Buffalo, NY Sea Girt, NJ Leominster, MA UPDATE: 3 Jan 2019 Tokyo, Japan (see you … Continue reading
FATHERS! Tell your people. Catholics can gain a Plenary Indulgence on New Year’s EVE, 31 December (EnchInd. 26) be the recitation or the singing of the Te Deum. To gain the indulgence the usual following conditions must be met. 1. Sacramental confession … Continue reading
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of Obligation for Sunday in the Octave of Nativity of Our Lord? Let us know what it was! Yes, a good point!
Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered here or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests … Continue reading
Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 25, for St. Stephen’s Day. Happy Boxing Day! These … Continue reading
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of Obligation for the Nativity of Our Lord? Or perhaps you went to more than one Mass? Let us know what it was! Yes, a good … Continue reading
I’m on my penultimate air trip (I hope) of the year. Three things to note. First the pilot wanted to board early! Second, there is no tail number on this airplane, hence I’m not sure about who is actually running … Continue reading
Some don’t know, and understandably so, that the Church recognizes many great figures of the Old Testament as saints, and she gives them feast days. They may not appear on the general calendar for liturgical observation, but they are listed … Continue reading
From a friend. WARNING TO MALE READERS: Simply reading the text in the images, below, may compromise your testosterone level. Imagine what reading aloud might do. This idiocy was perpetrated on the People of God at a parish. It … Continue reading
I made the decision to go to NYC last night. My ribs are still sore but now much less. My shoulder is still pesky. My foot keeps me moving quite slowly. I am determined to be patient, ask for help … Continue reading
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass to fulfill your Sunday Obligation? Let us know. I made three points. One was about asking for miracles, while explaining the miracle for the cause of … Continue reading
UPDATE 7 Dec 2018: Many people have sent notes asking how things are going. I can give this report. First, I was able to get up and, with some assistance, get to church last night for the Requiem for Bp. … Continue reading