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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
- Why would a pope do such a thing?
- You can argue with a Marxist, but not with a Catholic progressive.
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- ASK FATHER: During a Vetus Ordo Mass can the priest distribute Hosts consecrated during a Novus Ordo Mass?
- 25 Oct – “This day is called the Feast of Crispian…”
- Daily Rome Shot 313 (video)
- Connect the dots. The attack on the Vetus Ordo is also an attack on John Paul II, not just on Benedict.
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 22nd Sunday after Pentecost (30th Ordinary – N.O.)
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- Daily Rome Shot 312
- WDTPRS – 30th Ordinary Sunday: “In His will is our peace.”
- 23 Oct: St. Severinus Boethius (Yes, you read that right.)
- Daily Rome Shot 311
- HEMSTED, NY – Saturday 23 Oct – Prayer Vigil with Sacred Relics at Planned Parenthood (aka Big Business Abortion)
- A dying Catholic school reborn and flourishing
- Daily Rome Shot 310
- Gower Abbey with a new disc- Christ The King At Ephesus
- 21 Oct – St Gaspar del Bufalo – “Il martello dei Carbonari… Hammer of Freemasons”
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- STOP what you are doing. Go to First Things. Read Archbp. Chaput’s latest about the “courtiers” of Francis.
- Bp. Provost of Lake Charles implements ‘Traditionis custodes’, Francis ‘Plessy v. Ferguson’ legacy document
- Daily Rome Shot 309
- Beautiful Pontifical Mass with Bp. Athanasius Schneider in Detroit – PHOTOS
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- Majority of Catholics don’t know about the cruel attempt to suppress the Traditional Latin Mass. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- Daily Rome Shot 308
- Meanwhile, back in Middle Earth
- Archd. of Santa Fe out over its skiis
- Daily Rome Shot 307
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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Daily Archives: 4 March 2008
This just in: Sophia is 6lbs 15oz 19 inches. More info soon. See pic to right in sidebar. Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T WDTPRS congratulations to Dominc and Melanie.
Tonight I am in election coverage bliss. I was watching the Fox News Channel coverage (whom I worked for during "Papal April") on the computer via my SlingBox (from the other room) and the live internet Fox News feed from … Read More
Once upon a time, I used to be good at making sauces from scratch. You know the stuff… Hollandaise… Poivre vert… etc. ( I worked as a cook to pay for grad school.) Since my last two trips to the … Read More
You might recall that I posted a letter sent by the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei (PCED) to a questioner asking about the rights of seminarians to be trained in the use of the 1962 Missale Romanum as well as, presumably, … Read More
Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like? Today we will hear the prayers for the 1st Passion Sunday in the 1962 Missale Romanum. I speak all the prayers and readings and also sing the Collect … Read More
UPDATE: When this question and answer was given, it was 2008. However, in 2011 the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“, which has competence, issued a document called Universae Ecclesiae – English HERE, or Latin HERE – which helps to interpret and to implement Summorum … Read More
His Eminence Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, President of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, will confer the Priestly ordinations of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter the 30th of May in the year of Our Lord 2008 in Lincoln, Nebraska at the … Read More
Since the changing of the Marini’s took place, Mons. Guido and His Holiness have been rattling the keys of those old long-locked storage rooms. Thanks to Shouts in the Piazza I can show you a photo of Pope Benedict at … Read More
WDTPRSers… the voting is now open for the 2008 Catholic Blog Awards. Would you in your kindness give WDTPRS some consideration? WDTPRS is in most of the categories, toward the bottom of the all the lists, with the title … Read More
On the blog of the intrepid Andrea Tornielli there is a fascinating bit about Servant of God Pope Pius XII. Here it is in my translation. Today in Il Giornale there is published an unpublished manuscript note which has emerged … Read More
It is of critical importance for the whole Church that we have a good English translation of the 2002 Missale Romanum. In the February Origins, the official publication of the USCCB, there is news from the Bishops Committee on Divine … Read More
Chicago: Card. George gives his positive support of the St. John Cantius TLM workshops for seminarians
Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago, has set a letter to priests and seminarians of that Archdiocese concerning a TLM training conference to be held at St. John Cantius parish. For information click here. I was sent only an image, … Read More
Folks in the Miami area should know that Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in South Miami on Saturday March 15, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. St. Thomas the Apostle Church7377 SW … Read More