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- The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clerics who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds.
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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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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 May 2008
With a tip of the biretta to te Cafeteria: From the IHT A Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday that the church has officially recognized that the Virgin Mary appeared to a teenage shepherd girl in the French Alps starting in … Read More
This is in from Space Weather: ETA AQUARID METEOR SHOWER: If you see a meteor flit across the sky tonight, it could be a piece of Halley’s Comet. Earth is crossing a stream of dusty debris from Halley and this … Read More
Pretty often the "pastor’s page" of parish a parish bulletin offers pretty thin gruel indeed. At times, however, they can be a truly useful tool. Take for example what went on via the bulletin in Greenville! Then there is the … Read More
You all might want to go check out the new blog about the TLM at Lourdes called… wait for it… TLM Lourdes. Oddly, I have never been to Lourdes, and this gives me greater incentive to visit. This blog seems … Read More
Now this is a seriously festive chair! The Holy Father went to the Basilica Liberiana for a recitation of the Holy Rosary (it’s May, after all). He also had on a great stole over his white "paschaltide" mozzetta. Here is … Read More
Great news from California came by e-mail: The pastor of St. Margaret’s, Fr. Cavanna Wallace, announced at today’s morning Mass that, beginning tonight, the 6:00 PM Sunday Mass will be offered in the Extraordinary Form (1962 Missal). The last few … Read More
This in from Time. Let’s see what is going on, with my emphases and comments. Saturday, May. 03, 2008Is Liberal Catholicism Dead?By David Van Biema He may not have been thinking about it at the time, but Pope Benedict, in … Read More
The great Camillo Card. Ruini, one of the pivotal figures in the Italian Church’s recovery of her voice in the public square and close collaborator of the late John Paul II and now Benedict XVI, is retiring soon from his … Read More
An alert WDTPRSer, our friend Henry, caught an interesting comment in an article from CNA on the new DVD being made by the FSSP – which I haven’t seen yet and therefore reserve comment about. Let’s take a look the … Read More
This is in from the Daily Mail: Gregorian chanting ‘can reduce blood pressure and stress’ Last updated at 16:03pm on 2nd May 2008 Stress levels could be reduced simply by participating in some Gregorian chanting, researchers claimed today. Dr Alan … Read More
This is in from the Chicago Tribune: LETTER FROM ROME Sword and sandal class? Only in gladiator school Tunic fashion meets Punic action when the Tribune’s Christine Spolar visits a history buff’s dream academy. But fear not, citizen: No one … Read More
Here is the last article I dashed off for The Wanderer about the Sunday after Ascension Thursday in the 1972 Missale Romanum: What Does the Prayer Really Say? Sunday after Ascension Thursday (1962 Missale Romanum) During Pope Benedict’s apostolic visit … Read More