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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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“He [Satan] will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.”
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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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Monthly Archives: February 2007
The 20 Tips are getting around. Again. I got this via e-mail: Good morning (here) Fr Z! I think my pastor reads your blog! Somebody at the office does anyway. They do a "big mailing" every lent and advent and … Read More
Everyone, People often write to me for information about books and DVD’s and tapes and courses, etc. etc. etc. I, alas, lack the time to respond to most of these good-natured queries however much I would like to. Additionally, I … Read More
We continue our Lenten journey through the prayers of Holy Mass with today’s SUPER OBLATA: Offerimus tibi, Domine, quae dicanda tuo nomini tu dedisti, ut, sicut eadem nobis efficis sacramentum, ita fieri tribuas remedium sempiternum. LITERAL VERSION: O Lord, we … Read More
The second reading of today’s Office of Readings is from St. Cyprian’s De dominica oratione. Let’s look at this wonderful piece. In the Church of ancient North Africa, the Our Father was an important tool for the formation of new … Read More
We continue our Lenten journey through the prayers of Holy Mass with today’s SUPER OBLATA:Suscipe, creator omnipotens Deus,quae de tuae munificentiae largitate deferimus,et temporalia nobis collata praesidiaad vitam converte propitiatus aeternam.This prayer was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary though not … Read More
The dopes are at it. I am watching Fox News via Slingbox. "Experts" who "believe", suggest that sure maybe this is Jesus’s tomb, but who says Jesus had to rise bodily in order to "rise"? Can’t have it both ways, … Read More
We continue our Lenten journey through the prayers of Holy Mass with today’s SUPER OBLATA:Accepta tibi sit, Domine, nostrae devotionis oratio,quae et conversationem nostram, te operante, sanctificet,et indulgentiam nobis tuae propitiationis obtineat.I am really too tired to do much with … Read More
In Vienna being turned toward the East has been a constant experience through history. Sometimes it has been a matter of life or death. In the spirit of the informal motto we have taken here, Save The Liturgy – Save … Read More
Greetings WDTPRSers and welcome to your new home. We are now on a new server. Hopefully everything went well and we will be faster and more stable.
Since it is Lent again, and many of you are (I hope) determined to develop the good practice of making a regular and frequent confession. It is therefore opportune to repost my 20 Tips for Making a Good Confession. They … Read More
Here is a snapshot of a few places some of you readers are. San Diego, California Helsinki, Southern Finland Los Angeles, California Spokane, Washington Osasco, Sao Paulo Davis, California Madrid Chicago, Illinois Winston Salem, North Ca… Garland, Texas Prior Lake, … Read More
I tried my hand at a podcast. Wait… I can hear it now… "But Father, But Father!", one of you will no doubt exclaim, "Why on earth did you…." You should know a few things. First, I have no idea … Read More
A few days ago I posted a link to an mp3 of a reading of part of a sermon by St. Leo the Great. I got a lot of mail about that. So, I thought I would do it again … Read More
HEBDOMADA PRIMA IN QUADRAGESIMA – 1st WEEK OF LENT 5) Dominica I in Quadragesima – 1st Sunday of Lent a) Collect (article from 2001) b) Super oblata (article from 2002) c) Post Communion (article from 2003) d) Collect (article from … Read More
Sometimes one person an make a big difference. His influence though subtle at the moment can begin a trend or influence future events for good or evil. Fr. Robert F. Drinan, SJ, died recently. It may be that younger people … Read More
We are moving. No, our address is not changing. The blog has been on a server with a remote mysql service which created some instability problems. This should take place pretty soon. I don’t think we will have any significant … Read More
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We continue our Lenten journey through the prayers of Holy Mass with today’s SUPER OBLATA:Suscipe, quaesumus, Domine,sacrificium placationis et laudis,et praesta, ut, huius operatione mundati,beneplacitum tibi nostrae mentis offeramus affectum. This prayer had its forerunner in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary … Read More
We continue our Lenten journey through the prayers of Holy Mass with today’s SUPER OBLATA: Sacrificium, Domine, observantiae quadragesimalis offerimus, quod tibi, quaesumus, mentes nostras reddat acceptas, et continentiae promptioris nobis tribuat facultatem. Both the grand Lewis and Short as … Read More