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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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- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies – Part III
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- ASK FATHER: Baptism by immersion but water didn’t touch the head
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- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies
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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: 17 June 2008
I got a question from a reader, but I am simply too tired to get at it. You folks must help. This is from a priest. Help him concretely. Keep anecdotes to a minimum until we get concrete references. Our … Continue reading
Rather reminds me of … me … cleaning up comments posted by the less than polite, or the creators of rabbit holes.
Are you looking every day at the hermeneutically correct blog of His Hermeneuticalness the Hermeneutic of Continuity? No? Well… start! After all, he should wind up as the next Archbishop of Westminster. "Mene Mene Tekel Parsin…" Furthermore, it’s Father "Finigan" … Continue reading
WDTPRS has in the past given high kudos to His Excellency Bp. Arthur Seratelli of Paterson, NJ, and chairman of the USCCB’s liturgy committee has published something about liturgical translation on his diocese’s website. During the USCCB meeting, as you … Continue reading
My friend the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded former Rome correspondent for the ultra-lefty National Catholic Reporter has an interesting take on what happend in last week’s USCCB meeting when bishops discussed liturgical translation. I am just catching up on my articles … Continue reading
Someone sent me a copy of the program of the Liturgy Conference that will be held in Ireland in July Registrations can be made through the following e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org FOTA INTERNATIONAL LITURGY CONFERENCE Saturday, 12 July 2008 Programme 9.00: … Continue reading
I got a question from a reader: Dear Father, I am hoping you can help me with a practical question. The question is, when exactly does a Bishop who is presiding but not celebrating approach the altar and take the … Continue reading
I found this BBC story on Card. Castrillon Hoyos’ Mass at Westminster via the new blog Levavi (go give this young man a bump in his stats!). My emphases and comments. Church ‘comeback’ for Latin mass Cardinal Dario Hoyos is … Continue reading
I believe concelebration should be safe, legal and rare. There are times when I think it is fine to concelebrate. For example, at the Chrism Mass with one’s bishop in the Cathedral. There are other instances as well. However, concelebration … Continue reading
A reader sent me this article from The Boston Globe, sad city of parish closings. My emphases and comments. Losing a Space to Soar By Yvonne Abraham | June 11, 2008 It’s not what you expect to see when you … Continue reading