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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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"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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- #ASonnetADay – 100. “Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget’st so long…” Thanks, @sirpatstew …
- VIDEO for Thanksgiving: Archbp. Carroll’s Prayer For Government & Exorcism Against Satan and Fallen Angels for the sake of Election Integrity
- “Devout” Biden and the Palmist
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- LIVE VIDEO – 25 Nov – 1200h CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St Catherine of Alexandria (Exorcism re: election/vote results)
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- #ASonnetADay – 99. “The forward violet thus did I chide…” (weird)
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- LIVE VIDEO – 24 Nov – 1200h CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Holy Angels (Exorcism re: election/vote results)
- This is as evil as anything I’ve seen in a long time.
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- What might a … different White House look like?
- #ASonnetADay – 98. “From you have I been absent in the spring…”
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- LIVE VIDEO – 23 Nov – 1200h CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Clement, Pope and Martyr (Exorcism re: election/vote results)
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- #ASonnetADay – 97. “How like a winter hath my absence been…”
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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: March 2008
This just in from The Earth Times: Washington – Most Americans have a positive view of the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI, ahead of his visit to the United States next month, despite years of negative publicity resulting from … Continue reading
My friend Fr. Ray Blake of St. Mary Magdalene in Brighton has a very interesting post, which I share with you here, with my emphases and comments. The Sacred Liturgy isn’t just about what happens in Church, it should touch … Continue reading
Here is a snapshot from the last few minutes of some of the places the blog’s software is detecting you are connecting from. Since sometimes you may be connecting to the internet through some node at some distance, these are … Continue reading
Over at The Crescat there is another kind of blog award project going on! Be sure to participate! The nomimations are being taken now and voting starts on 1 April. … honoring the great ‘obscure little guy’ blogs. BEST "MORE … Continue reading
This just in. My emphases and comments. Cistercian monks of Holy Cross sign Major Record Contract to Sing Gregorian Chant3/26/2008 Catholic News Agency After a contact in London informed the Cistercian monks of Holy Cross monastery about Universal’s search for … Continue reading
Here is some new via e-mail. Here it is with my emphases and comments. The TLM resumed to-day at noon in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork after more than forty years. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop John Magee … Continue reading
Here is an article in the Boston Herald which I think some of you will enjoy very much. Boys step up to altar, en MassBy Laura Crimaldi | Sunday, March 23, 2008 A new generation of young altar servers captivated … Continue reading
First and foremost, Happy Easter! I wanted to keep the internet thing a bit calm for the Triduum and Easter. However, I am now facing literally hundreds of e-mails from good people, many of them asking questions about sundry topics. … Continue reading
Here is a piece about what is going on in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana. My emphases and comments. Indiana’s Bishop Higi is Faithful to Summorum Pontificum with FSSP Support Bishop Higi tells Una Voce Carmel to Think Big Carmel, … Continue reading
I got a very interesting e-mail from a reader. A reader sent an article from the San Francisco Chronicle with this explanation: Hello Fr. Z! Strange: in the print newspaper the article is "Latin Mass Makes a Comeback"; but on-line, … Continue reading
You veteran readers of WDTPRS recall that I was supposed to get a Bugatti Veyron for one of those award things last year. Remember? Vincenzo caught a photo from last year. This year, since there don’t seem to be any … Continue reading
I received this excellent news via e-mail (edited): When ___ and I were in Rome last February the guy at Gamarelli told us that they were busy making various things for the Pope. I asked him if they had any … Continue reading
I had the honor of being celebrant for the Vigil of Easter, with the 1962 Missale Romanum, at St. Augustine’s Church in S. St. Paul, Minnesota. Here is my sermon. http://www.wdtprs.com/prayercazt/080323_Vigil_sermon.mp3
We can approach the Holy Father’s magnificent Easter Vigil sermon on many levels. Since WDTPRS is mainly interested in our Catholic life of prayer, let’s look at it from the stand point of what Benedict XVI is offering for our … Continue reading
If any of you out there must sing the Exsultet in Latin, there is a PODCAzT available with a recording of me doing it, in the Novus Ordo version, a couple years ago and explaining some things about it. UPDATE: … Continue reading
NLM has more! I loved the use of the ombrellino!
I was alerted that at the Q&A section of EWTN’s site, a questioner made a claim about me that is not true in the context of a question about the washing of feet on Holy Thursday. Here is the exchange: … Continue reading
The Mass is in his Cathedral, St. John Lateran. Preaching from his cathedra: The viri selecti are getting ready. The Holy Father, girded, on his way: Washing feet Just a good shot!