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"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: July 2008
Here are a few links to posts that might be of greatest interest. I am very grateful to those of you who have used the donation button. Please be assured that I remember you in my prayers, as one ought … Read More
This is in from The Catholic League: July 31, 2008 UNIV. OF MINN. CHANCELLOR ON MYERS: HE’S IN THE CLEAR On July 25, the University of Minnesota (UMN) at Morris issued a statement by its chancellor, Jacqueline Johnson, which began … Read More
Today in La Repubblica there was an interview by Marco Politi with His Excellency Archbp. Malcolm Ranjith, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. There is a lot here that will be familiar to readers … Read More
There is some nice video from Stefano Maria Paci and SKY TG24 of the Holy Father on vacation in Bressanone, Italy with his brother Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, later joined by the other Msgr. Georg, the private secretary. The three of … Read More
Our friends at Rorate have posted a very interesting interview with Prof. Luc Perrin at the Univ. of Strasbourg about the state of the question of the SSPX, Summorum Pontificum, unity, a year after the Motu Proprio and twenty years … Read More
I received this from a reader. Good questions are raised in the wake of Summorum Pontificum and "Save the Liturgy Save the World", as well as "Say the Black Do the Red" and many other of the points I raise … Read More
You should definitely go over and visit the site of the gentlemanly Sandro Magister. Today he has provided us with an English version of the speech Walter Card. Kasper delivered at the Anglican Lambeth meeting in his capacity as President … Read More
UPDATE: 31 July 15:28 GMT:I closed the combox here. Go to this entry for the full text and discussion of Card. Kasper’s talk at Lambeth. _________________________ This just in: Vatican cardinal: Catholic-Anglican dialog has ‘taken a step backwards’ Anglican Archbishop … Read More
Annoying, but sadly true. Here is a story from Kentucky’s Lexington Herald-Leader. My emphases and comments. Oh… btw… there is a poll at that newpaper site… if you get my drift. Be patient… Jessamine woman to be ordained a priestBy … Read More
I just wrote this for my weekly column, WDTPRS, for The Wanderer. After an explanation of the theological difference between aeterne and sempiterne Deus, which involved Augustine and Boethius, I paused for a moment and said… Indulge me, dear readers. … Read More
One of the WDTPRSers sent me a copy of an interesting response to a question put to the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei. I don’t have the original letter of the sender containing the question(s), but we can perhaps discern what … Read More
Today we are joined by the mighty Doctor of Grace, St. Augustine of Hippo (+430). He preaches to us from sermo 103 about the tension of the contemplative life and the active life, about being attentive to the needs of … Read More
His Holiness will be able to relax for his August break in a place well-known to him. Hopefully he will be able to finish the second volume of Jesus of Nazareth and get something done on the "social" encyclical. This … Read More
Yes, folks, some things are more central to the Church’s life than others. For example, what the Vatican police wear. The gendarme of the Vatican have a new look. Here is the design. Note that the shape of the hat … Read More
I got a note by e-mail: Fr. Z: Would you mind spreading the word that the TLM will be offered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish St. Mary’s site on August 24th. Rosary begins at 4:00 PM, … Read More
The restoration of Old St. Patrick’s in Kansas City, MO, is going apace.
My friend John L. Allen, Jr., the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded former Rome correspondent for the ultra-lefty National Catholic Reporter had an op-ed in the New York Times (or Hell’s Bible as one bishop I know calls it). Let’s have a … Read More
Here is some good news: St. Rose in Quincy to be chapel for extraordinary form of Mass Written by Kathie Sass, Catholic Times Editor 07/27/2008 Extraordinary form sometimes known as Traditional Latin Mass St. Rose of Lima Church … Read More
I imagine His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Finn, Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph (MO), has a very full schedule, and therefore doesn’t have time to read each issue of the ultra-leftist National Catholic Reporter (published nearly in His Excellency’s own … Read More
I missed posting this yesterday. There was a very interesting entry in the Martyrologium Romanum for 27 July. 1. Commemoratio sanctorum septem Dormientium Ephesi, qui, ut narratur, martyrio consummato, in pace quiescunt, diem resurrectionis expectantes. I’ll let you dig … Read More