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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
"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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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: June 2008
Take a look at this coverage by the incredibly connected NLM. A sample:
I got this question by e-mail: Greetings Father, A question that the bishop and I were discussing today…If a priest celebrates Mass according to the Missal of 1962, is he REQUIRED to wear a maniple? Certainly it would be preferable, … Read More
No sooner do I get back from Mass but… one of my spies, a very reliable person whom I trust, sends me this: I have heard from a source who has first-hand information that Cardinal Castrillon is happy with … Read More
I will be starting Mass in about 15 minutes as of this post. PRAY! PRAY NOW! May God the Holy Spirit soften hearts and illuminate minds.May St. Paul, whose year we celebrate, help us all to greater unity.May St. Peter, … Read More
This is posted by Reuters. My emphases and comments. FaithWorldReligion, faith and ethics SSPX “answer without response” to Vatican ultimatum Posted by: Tom Heneghan The schismatic [The writer is not going with the nuanced position of Card. Castrillon Hoyos, namely, … Read More
I want to put this question, which I received via e-mail, out there to you readers. I edited it a little. I have been reading your blog as a "lurker" for some months now and give thanks regularly for your … Read More
Here is an opinion piece in the Charlotte Observer. My emphases and comments. IN MY OPINIONLatin Mass is fine, but I like the new waysMARY C. CURTISmcurtis@charlotteobserver.com When in Rome – and you need to go to Mass – do … Read More
Twenty years ago today, Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the SSPX, consecrated four men as bishops against the expressed will of Pope John Paul II. Everyone involved, Lefebvre, the four men and co-consecrator Bp. Antonio de Castro Mayer, incurred a … Read More
For those of you who read Italian, Paolo Rodari has an interesting piece on Communion in the Hand and what Pope Benedict is doing. I don’t have a lot of energy for translation today. Maybe later. In the meantime, I … Read More
In 412 St. Augustine was preaching on the meaning of a psalm in the city of Carthage. Remember that Augustine had stenographers who wrote with astonishing accuracy everything he said. You can hear the "oratorical" quality of this piece. You … Read More
Today during the Mass for the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Benedict XVI and Bartholomew I recited the Creed together in Greek. This is interesting for several reasons. First, for so long it has been nearly obligatory to have … Read More
I have received a few e-mails about this, but they are all very vague. Father: After the decree of suppression was read at the 9:00 TLM today at Holy Trinity Church in Boston, the parochial administrator (who is … Read More
The Collect for the Novus Ordo today is in part inspired by that of the parallel prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum. However, it seems to be a rather new creation, if not entirely new. COLLECT: Deus, qui huius diei … Read More
There has been much buzz about the pallium this year. Pope Benedict has shifted the the papal pallium away from the very ancient, drapy stole-like "archeological" form back (and forward) to one of the historical forms which can be seen … Read More
I received a tip via e-mail. Before reading this, I am getting it second hand and also I have no way to get separate confirmation. So, we have to take this for what it is worth. It’s up to you. … Read More
Again for the Holy Mass for Sts. Peter and Paul, the Holy Father is distributing Communion only to people who are kneeling and he is giving It on the tongue only. You could see them set up the kneeler. This … Read More
Holy Mass has begun in Rome at St. Peter’s Basilica for the feast of Sts. Peter & Paul. The old new form of papal pallium is being used. The Holy Father has shifted away from the archeologically correct, but odd, … Read More
I want to share with you some really nice feedback. It is nice to get some… especially after these last few days. Whew! This is from a reader/listener! Last week, while returning from pipe organ lessons at W.S.U (Go Cougs!), … Read More
Images are available at NLM. Kudos to them for posting. Sermon of the Ecumenical Patriarch: Santità, amato Fratello in Cristo, e voi tutti, i fedeli nel Signore, Animati da una gioia colma di solennità, ci troviamo, per la preghiera dei … Read More
Everyone, remember that the Holy Year dedicated to St. Paul is about to begin. Here is, once again, the text of the decree for the plenary indulgence people can gain during this time. URBIS ET ORBIS DECREE Special Indulgences are … Read More