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- Nehemiah 4:18
"Where priest and people together face the same way, what we have is a cosmic orientation and also in interpretation of the Eucharist in terms of resurrection and trinitarian theology. Hence it is also an interpretation in terms of parousia, a theology of hope, in which every Mass is an approach to the return of Christ."
Joseph Ratzinger - The Feast of Faith"In those situations where homosexual unions have been legally recognized or have been given the legal status and rights belonging to marriage, clear and emphatic opposition is a duty. ... If all Catholics are obliged to oppose the legal recognition of homosexual unions, Catholic politicians are obliged to do so in a particular way, in keeping with their responsibility as politicians." CDF 2003
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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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“The legalization of the termination of pregnancy is none other than the authorization given to an adult, with the approval of an established law, to take the lives of children yet unborn and thus incapable of defending themselves. It is difficult to imagine a more unjust situation, and it is very difficult to speak of obsession in a matter such as this, where we are dealing with a fundamental imperative of every good conscience — the defense of the right to life of an innocent and defenseless human being.”
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"If your work is strong enough for someone to hate you, it's strong enough for someone to love you. The middle is what you should fear."
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- Advice to new priests in first assignments who suffer under liberal pastors. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- ASK FATHER: Is it a sin to laugh or joke when in need of confession?
- Z-SWAG: HOLY MASS – TURN TOWARDS THE LORD AGAIN!
- Why are certain people afraid of “ad orientem” worship?
- Implementing ‘ad orientem’ worship with charity, prudence and courage
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- The Polish translation of GIRM 299 on the position of the altar
For your consideration…
"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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“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.”
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Charles Pierre Péguy Notre Patrie, 1905"If I ought to write the truth, I am of the mind that I ought to flee all meetings of bishops, because I have never seen any happy or satisfactory outcome to any council, nor one that has deterred evils more than it has occasioned their acceptance and growth."
St. Gregory Nazianzus ep. 131 - AD 382“We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women. If we do not reach that time, then our children and grandchildren will reach it, and they will sell your sons as slaves at the slave market.”
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In the past (HERE) I have mentioned a source for incense and altar breads, hosts: Agnus Dei I received a note (my emphasis). We have considerable stock imported of both the communion breads and incense. Increased the incense varieties and have … Continue reading
I received this, which I bring to the readership: Walk for Life West Coast Urges Local Media to remind San Franciscans downtown will be crowded on January 23, 2016! San Francisco, January 20, 2016 – This Saturday, January 23, 2016 … Continue reading
From the best Catholic weekly in the UK (and not just I write for it), The Catholic Herald, comes this. Apparently, a new series is being filmed these days starring Jude Law as an American Pope Jude Law appears in ‘uncomfortable’ … Continue reading
The Nazi Reich feared and hated the Catholic Church and its chief pastor, Eugenio Pacelli, Pius XII. The Reich had a special unit of ex-priests which worked to undermine the Church and do intelligence analysis. One of this unit, Albert … Continue reading
Mother Teresa Christe, MSSR, wrote saying that the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa need a priest chaplain. They would like both the Extraordinary and the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. These are not LCWR nuns. I asked for some details and she … Continue reading
Now that we are getting toward the end of Advent you are surely starting to think about your Christmas music situation. I imagine that most of you have let Advent be Advent so that Christmas can Christmasier. My friends at … Continue reading
I had a great road trip today. Finally I was able to trek out into the darkest depths of New Jersey to find the Summit Dominicans, the famous “Soap Sisters” about whom I’ve written often. Your job, after reading what … Continue reading
UPDATE: I added Amazon Search Boxes for the UK and for CANADA at the bottom of the blog. You can cut and paste titles into them. Looking for small gifts that are sure to be well received? First, please use … Continue reading
UPDATE – PHOTOS – MADISON: 8 Dec – Solemn Mass in the presence of Bp. Morlino for Immaculate Conception
Last night, 8 Dec, the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison (we have a vestment project – PLEASE HELP!) sponsored a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form in the Presence of the Diocesan Bishop, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino … Continue reading
For a few years I have been writing a weekly column for the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald. At first I had a column about the prayers of the Mass, which carried us through the transition to the … Continue reading
Sometimes people ask me about reliable charities. Since I am informed that it is “Giving Tuesday” (who knew?) here are a few charities which I support. Our Lady of Hope Clinic I have written about Our Lady of Hope Clinic before. … Continue reading
It’s the legendary “Cyber Monday”. I like to get my Christmas shopping done early, so I don’t have to think about it when things get really busy. May I ask you, please, if you are going to shop online with Amazon, … Continue reading
To my friends and readers in the UK, there will be an event at St. Patrick’s in London (Soho Square) where my friend Fr. Alexander Sherbrooke is the PP. I receive this from the parish’s director of evangelization In light of … Continue reading
On this Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I want to give a couple priest friends a plug. Msgr. Charles Mangan I have know since the 80’s. He is a priest of Sioux Falls and he worked … Continue reading
Here is an exciting opportunity for priests and lay people alike. In Rome there is now a Masters program in RATZINGER STUDIES. HERE PDF of the brochure HERE. The Fondazione Vaticana Joseph Ratzinger Benedetto XVI is sponsoring a Masters Program in Joseph Ratzinger: … Continue reading