I had a decent day today, despite everything else going on, the which since it involves Italian bureaucracy is a ************ nightmare, I assure you.
That’s all I have the strength to say today. Really.
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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
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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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If it is Carta D’Identita related I can sympathize.
I sometimes wonder if that is why there are so many problems in the Church:
because it’s bureaucratic center is in Italy, and it is run by so many Italians. LOL.
I love Italians to death, but when you put them behind a desk something strange hapens to them.
I tried to translate the number of asterisks into an appropriate ecclesiasitcal expletive per Liturgiam Authenticam, but I was apprently using the wrong declension and am perplexed.
Perhaps you can provide a clue in next week’s column? ;^)