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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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Daily Archives: 11 September 2007
Okay guys, "continuing education" should cover this. Priest Training Latin Mass Workshops Announced Bellevue, WA, Sept. 11, 2007 – The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, in collaboration with Una Voce America, in response to overwhelming popular demand is happy the … Read More
Una Voce Venezia in Italy is reporting that His Eminence DarÃo Card. CastrillÃ³n Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei will celebrated Holy Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum followed by a solemn Te Deum on 14 September 2007 … Read More
Oh how quiet it is after the black night When flames out of the clouds burned down your cariated teeth, And when those lightnings, Lancing the black boils of Harlem and the Bronx, Spilled the remaining prisoners, (The tens and … Read More
The Bishop of Springfield, IL, Most Reverend George Lucas, has issued a statement about the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. There is an audio file too! My emphases and comments. Two forms of Mass meant to enrich each other Written by … Read More
The Bishop of Sioux Falls, SD, His Excellency Most Reverend Pal J. Swain, has issued norms for the diocese entrusted to his care. They are preceeded by a somewhat theological preface. My emphases and comments. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MOTU PROPRIO … Read More
The magazine Catholic World Report has an editorial by George Neumayr its editor on the older form of Mass. My emphases and comments. Summorum Pontificum It marks a new era of liturgical seriousness. The forces in the Church most responsible … Read More
The Bishop of Stockholm, Sweden, Most Reverend Anders Arborelius O.C.D., is weighing in about the provisions of Summorum Pontificum. The statement is very brief. My emphases. Translation The Tridentine Mass Following Summorum pontificum, the “motu proprio” that Pope Benedict XVI … Read More
You remember the dust up over the simply dreadful letter of Fr. Peter J. Daly about the older form of Mass at first circulated by Catholic News Service and printed in many diocesan newspapers. The paper of the Diocese of … Read More