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- The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clerics who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds.
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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
"Let us realize that this remark of Cicero (Brutus 37, 140) can be in a certain way referred to [young lay people]: 'It is not so much a matter of distinction to know Latin as it is disgraceful not to know it.'" - St. John Paul II
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- ASK FATHER: “If I go to Saturday night mass and receive Communion, and then go also to Sunday mass, may I receive Communion again?”
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- Daily Rome Shot 532, etc.
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- Daily Rome Shot 531, etc. – packed!
- ASK FATHER: A priest asks, “Is it okay to learn how to say the Traditional Latin Mass?” Wherein Fr. Z rants.
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- Daily Rome Shot 530, etc.
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- Daily Rome Shot 529, etc.
- “The sky is crying…” – The Vigil and Tears of St. Lawrence
- Daily Rome Shot 528, etc.
- Wherein Fr. Z rants and recommends a must read entry at NLM
- Meanwhile, the Novus Ordo is the only expression of the Roman Rite… not.
- ASK FATHER: The faithful put blood, sweat, and tears into the building, revival of churches, parishes. Given how bishops treat them, is there recourse in Canon Law?
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 9th Sunday after Pentecost (N.O. 19th Sunday)
- Daily Rome Shot 527, etc.
- If a law isn’t accepted, it is essentially no law at all. Traditionis? Time will tell. Novus Ordo? Time has told.
- ASK FATHER: Considering the chaos surrounding ‘Traditionis custodes” could we say that, in effect, it is no law at all?
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- ASK FATHER: I failed to do my confession penance. Now what?
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Let us pray…
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: August 2007
An interesting story is developing in Denver. This just in via The Rocky Mountain News. My emphases. By Jean Torkelson, Rocky Mountain News August 24, 2007 A group of breakaway Catholic traditionalists who will embark on an annual pilgrimage through … Read More
One of the faithful readers here sent me the following e-mail. Apparently there will be a public meeting with an official of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida, about Motu Proprio. As you may be aware, the Bishop of Pensacola-Talahasee … Read More
I have listened to your voicemails which you have left on my virtual SKYPE numbers, one in the USA and another in the UK, and via skype itself (wdtprs). Thanks enormously! I won’t be accepting contact details through that skype … Read More
This is an interesting day in ancient history. The Romans, by which I mean ancients and also Catholics of the Roman Church, call this day ante diem ix kalendas septembres. On this day in ancient Rome there were rites … Read More
. In today’s offering we return to the question of the position of the priest and people relative to the altar especially regarding the older form of Mass, the so-called "Tridentine" Mass. too often we hear that in the old … Read More
The Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Most Reverend John H. Ricard, SSJ has issued his norms for the implementation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. They were borrowed from the Diocese of St. Augustine. You might remember those. I called some of … Read More
This was the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth Field, during which King Richard, third of that name, was slain. Did you know that Richard III was found not guilty in a mock trial presided over by three Justices of … Read More
A few days ago I was looking with irritation at a bunch of DVDs I had brought back to the Sabine Farm from Rome, all PAL and European region, unplayable on my equipment here. I resolved to solve this problem. … Read More
The new Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama, which see was vacant for a long time, has changed his coat-of-arms. Bishops normally have their arms divided so that one part is the arms of the diocese and their other is their … Read More
In these electron charged pages I have been glossing and fisking all sorts of statements and articles about Summorum Pontificum. I keep intending to get back into other things, but so many people are sending interesting items, I simply must … Read More
When it comes to reactions to the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, here at WDTPRS we usually focus on major media and official statements of dioceses. Usually parish doings are of less interest. However, sometimes you find pieces exemplfying an attitude … Read More
The Buffalo News is reporting that … you read it. Emphases and comments are mine. FOCUS: CATHOLIC CHURCHLatin Mass could expand in Diocese of BuffaloMajor changes unlikelyfor most WNY CatholicsBy Jay Tokasz NEWS STAFF REPORTERUpdated: 08/16/07 9:43 AM For … Read More
I just finished reading through nearly 200 comments posted to this entry. I am truly amazed by your responses. Some of the comments are fascinating! I glossed some of them in red. Thanks for the generous response to my query. … Read More
I get a lot of e-mail feedback from my columns in The Wanderer and from commentary on this blog and various interviews. Here was a truly amusing bit I received this morning. It is from Fr. Philip Chircop, SJ who, … Read More
I have a favor to ask those of you who did NOT grow up with the older form of Mass. If sometime along the way you decided to check out the older form of Mass, the "Tridentine" Mass, I am … Read More
The new number of the lefty magazine of the Jesuits, America, has an article on post-Conciliar liturgical reform by His Eminence Godfried Card. Danneels. My emphases and comments. Liturgy 40 Years After the CouncilHigh point or regression?BY GODFRIED DANNEELS | … Read More
The Burlington Free Press (vermont) has a good article about the wonderful Mass celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverend Salvatore Matano. My emphases and comments. A sense of the sacred Published: Sunday, August 19, 2007By Gail CallahanCorrespondent For the … Read More
An Irishman was walking along and saw a crowd of his countrymen brawling in the street. He runs up and shouts, "Is this a private fight or can anyone join?" There is a fight brewing in the comments of another … Read More
Folks, for years I have had a problem when I travel of carrying a copy of the Missale Romanum, in whatever edition. A small format edition is really useful when you have to take it on the road. I have … Read More
Catholic News Service has distributed an article by a priest very hostile to the older form of Mass, derestricted by the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. Catholic News Service is operated by the American Bishops’ Conference, the USCCB. The author, Fr. … Read More