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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: 9 April 2008
This is an interesting piece from ZENIT. My emphases and comments: What’s Behind Liturgical Abuses? Interview With Leader of Traditional Mass Community By Alexandre Ribeiro RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, APRIL 9, 2008 (Zenit.org).- The bishop of a Brazilian community that … Read More
There is an interesting article in the WaPo today, which I offer now with my emphases and comments. ‘We Live It Every Day’Pope’s Visit Cheers Young Conservatives Who Reject ‘Cafeteria Catholicism’ in Favor of the Full Menu By Jacqueline L. … Read More
Our friend Diogenes has alerted us to an oldie, but yet another excellent reason why Summorum Pontificum is a real gift to the Church. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31uSW4-1qC0] Happy the biological solution will soon remove many of those who push this rubbish.
A kind reader and JayHawks (congratulations!) fan recently sent me a suggestion for a WDTPRS logo for when the official WDTPRS baseball team is formed. And since every good baseball cap has interlocked letters on it… Hmmm… a little tough … Read More
The other day I posted about the return of spring to the Sabine Farm. It seems winter is not done with us yet. This is what I saw upon rising this morning. The chickadees are still getting their fill, however. … Read More
Fr. Dwight Longenecker at Standing on my head posts the following: Last week I began saying Mass in our daily Mass chapel at St Joseph’s Catholic School facing East. I do so on two days of the week, while facing … Read More