Tag Archives: Church Militant

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 – Ash Wednesday (2002MR) – WAR!

The Roman Station for Ash Wednesday is Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill. The Collect in the 2002 Missale Romanum, is an ancient prayer found in the Gelasian Sacramentary for the Vigil of Pentecost.  It is also among the prayers … Continue reading

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

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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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 1st Sunday of Lent (2002MR): what we can learn in no other way

Today’s Roman Station 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. Quadragesima is the Latin word for … 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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GUEST ENTRY: Praying and vesting in armor before combat and before Holy Mass

When a priest prepares for Holy Mass it is customary for him to say prayers as he dons each vestments. When putting on the amice, he lets it rest on the top of his head briefly and he says the … Continue reading

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