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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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- “If you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
- LIVE VIDEO – 6 May 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. John at the Latin Gate
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- 4 May: Feast of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
- Daily Rome Shot 147
- 4 May – St Monica: intercessor for children fallen away from the Faith
- LIVE VIDEO – 3 May 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Finding of the Holy Cross
- Canons of St. Peter’s forbidden to enter Basilica for the May Rosary
- Daily Rome Shot 146
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- Your Sunday Sermon notes – 4th Sunday after Easter (N.O. 5th of Easter) 2021
- ASK FATHER: Appurtenant pasta for a Pentecost repast
- Daily Rome Shot 145
- The CDW added SEVEN new invocations to the Litany of St. Joseph
- “To refuse to give Holy Communion to dissident Catholic politicians is not to politicize the Eucharist.”
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- 1 May – St. Joseph the Worker: An intercessor in time of need
- Wile E., eat your heart out
- 30 April (N.O.) – St Pius V – A Pope who dealt with clerical depravity
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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: October 2007
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I have always been interested in the plight, and victories, of Anglicans/Episcopalians who "swim the Tiber". The late Msgr. Richard Schuler, of St. Agnes Church in St. Paul, MN, was instrumental in helping the first Anglican priests come over to … Read More
Thanks to Sacramentum vitae (the blog, not the Eucharist) I have this to share from Professor Tony Esolen at Mere Comments posts the following satire from a reader. How many times have some of us heard from the spittle-flecked lips … Read More
Here is some spectacular news from the Arkansas Catholic. My emphases and comments. Arkansas priests get overview on Latin Mass Seminary professor leads three-day program on ‘motu proprio’ Published: October 27, 2007Malea Hargett By Malea HargettEditor Fifty-seven priests and two … Read More
Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like? In this audio project I will simply read, and this week sing, the Latin prayers for the upcoming Sunday or feast from the 1962 Missale Romanum. If priests … Read More
Damien Thompson of Telegraph.co.uk has a very interesting piece about how the older form of Mass is getting traction in the Diocese of Clifton, in England. A good point is made: "By allowing the Pope’s wishes to be implemented naturally, … Read More
UPDATE: I am bumping this back to the top. I was just watching some news coverage of the fires burning in California. A woman interviewed, said they were given 5 minutes warning before being evacuated. She said: "I have no … Read More
Folks, I got this question by e-mail (one of the nearly 400 today alone). I don’t have the energy to respond. Help this guy out (if you know how). I am an admirer and loyal reader of your blog. You … Read More
Good news over at Musica Sacra. Success at the Celebrant WorkshopBy CMAA on October 23, 2007 at 1:58 pm The celebrant workshop (Missa in Cantu) went spectacularly well. A total of forty priests and seminarians attended. They participated in daily … Read More
Fr. Stephanos, of Me Monk Me Meander says prayers are needed for their monastery, Prince of Peace Abbey, in Oceanside, CA, not far from where the California fires are burning wildly: We are in San Diego County. We are safe … Read More
How nice it is to be able to share pleasant bits of news like this, which I received by e-mail. Apparently, the main altar (the real altar) of the National Shrine is getting some use! Dear Rev. Father, Last Sunday, … Read More
There are many Catholic "settings". There are not only parish communities, but also more loosely defined academic settings, such as you would find in a Catholic University. Students have need for spiritual support, ongoing instruction in the faith at … Read More
Everyone…. is there available somewhere an 2008 Ordo for the 1962 Missal? The FSSP used to publish one. I can’t find one right now.
Fr. Kenneth Baker, SJ, editor of HPR has an article on Summorum Pontificum. My emphases and comments. Summorum Pontificum and the Future of the Liturgy by Father Kenneth Baker We had to wait a long time for the Motu Proprio, … Read More
Did you know that sometime during this night and before dawn of 23 October marks the anniversary of the creation of the universe? Oh yes! Sceptical? So says the Irish Anglican primate of Ireland, Bishop James Ussher (+1654). You can … Read More
There is a biting piece at Petrus you might want to read, in my translation. The semi-anonymous author doesn’t hide his contempt for the former Master of Ceremonies, His Excellency Most Reverend Piero Marini, titular archbishop of Martirano. The interesting … Read More
This from Orbis Catholicus: Summorum Pontificum: the Rome update… Everybody has been asking for the liturgical update from Rome and so here’s the scoop: all is upbound! The F.S.S.P. continue with their Rome chapel of San Gregorio dei Muratori. This … Read More
Do I believe my eyes? It looks as if the Libreria Editrice Vaticana is going to put out an edition of the 1962 Missale Romanum. This would be a serious way for the Holy See to give concrete support to … Read More
We are making up some lost ground. I do mean "lost". I logged on this morning to find that well over 100 votes had been substracted by the people who run the site. I don’t know why and no explanation … Read More
The head of ICEL, His Excellency Most Reverend Arthur Roche, Bishop of Leeds, England, issued a statement to the clergy of that diocese on the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. A WDTPRS reader made it available recently. I am just getting … Read More