Tag Archives: Church Militant

ASK FATHER: How to “steel ourselves” and not come down off from our crosses?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father Z, In your post regarding the 18th Sunday after Pentecost you advised us to steel ourselves and not come down off from our crosses. Would you be so kind as to offer some specific … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 23rd Ordinary Sunday: Children of God, Soldiers of Christ

The Collect for the 23rd Ordinary Sunday was not in any pre-Conciliar edition of the Roman Missal, but it was in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary in a section for evening prayers during Paschaltide. Deus, per quem nobis et redemptio … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 17th Ordinary Sunday: Sin-Teflon and Demon-Kevlar

The 1962MR places today’s Collect at the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost though it is a little different from the newer version, to wit: sic transeamus per bona temporalia, ut non amittamus aeterna. Historically the prayer has roots in the ancient … Continue reading

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For those of you consciously engaged as the Church Militant…

I was sent this image.  I had to share it. I could, wag that I am, replace those darts with the names of a few liberal tweeters.  But that might be just a tad bit mischievous. Keep smiling.  Keep that shield up. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Lent (2002MR): The sacrament of Lent

The Roman Station for the 1st Sunday of Lent is St. John Lateran. COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (2002MR): Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti, et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum, et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 5th Ordinary Sunday – A clear and certain trumpet

This Sunday’s Collect is in the pre-Conciliar Missal for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany.   Our prayer presents imagery of a family and, on the other hand, a group of dutiful soldiers. Familiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, continua pietate custodi, ut, quae … Continue reading

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The Infant King’s great war cry!

It is still Christmas.  That is, we are in the Octave of Christmas.  Holy Church stops her counting of time for a bit so that we can rest with the mystery of the Incarnation and contemplate it from various angles. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 32nd Ordinary Sunday: As lightly burdened foot soldiers…

We look today at the Collect for the 32nd Ordinary Sunday, close to Veterans Day (DONATE to the Archdiocese for Military Services!) which, having an antecedent in the Gelasian Sacramentary, is also used in the Extraordinary Form on the 19th Sunday … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 23rd Ordinary Sunday: Children of God, Soldiers of Christ

The Collect for the 23rd Ordinary Sunday was not in any pre-Conciliar edition of the Roman Missal, but it was in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary in a section for evening prayers during Paschaltide. Deus, per quem nobis et redemptio … Continue reading

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Prep Wednesday: All Bleeding Stops – Spiritual and Physical “Blow Out Kits”

The analogy of the Church Militant as a spiritual field hospital is pretty good, provided that we remember that in field hospitals lots of people don’t make it. We are like pilgrim soldiers in the Church Militant, on the march to our … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 17th Ordinary Sunday: Demon-Kevlar and Sin-Teflon

Our Collect for the 17th Ordinary Sunday has roots in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary for the month of July and, with variations, is in the Extraordinary Form on the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost.  After some digging I determined that the … Continue reading

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More “tactical clerical” attire

You clerics out there might recall that I have been making, or having made, tactical clerical shirts by adapting 5.11 uniform shirts.  HERE and, amusingly and most recently, HERE. Fathers, you are clerics and officers of the Church Militant.  Stay … Continue reading

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A note about the term Church Militant

I post this because our dear Michael Sean Winters had a little nutty about my use of this term over at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter). All of you Catholics who are reading this, even if you mostly identify … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 32nd Ordinary Sunday – as lightly burdened foot soldiers on an urgent mission

We look today at the Collect for the 32nd Ordinary Sunday, close to Veterans Day 2013 (DONATE to the Archdiocese for Military Services!) which, having an antecedent in the Gelasian Sacramentary, is also used in the Extraordinary Form on the … Continue reading

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1953: Pius XII to American seminarians: be holy, heroes, officers of the Church Militant (quotes St. Charles Borromeo)

Because I am still having some internet problems and composition of posts is a little hard, I have pulled a couple things from the archives in which St. Charles Borromeo is mentioned. (His heart, by the way, in the great … Continue reading

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