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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: 1 July 2008
This is from the website of the SSPX. It seems to be an official statement. My emphases and comments. CONCERNING THE ULTIMATUM [They are calling it an "ultimatum" also.]of Cardinal Castrillon HoyosReleased on July 1, 2008 from DICI. On June … Continue reading
At the bottom of the hour, in just a few minutes, I will head to the Sabine Chapel and say Mass. I am especially thankful for the recent news about the Transalpine Redemptorists. However, as good as this news is, … Continue reading
Rorate has something which I heard about a couple days ago, but which I couldn’t confirm concretely. Let there be sung Non nobis and Te Deum. Here is the site of the Transalpine Redemptorists: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 Canonical Good … Continue reading
This is in from the Times. My emphases and comments. Church of England clergy plan mass exit over women bishops1,300 write protest letter to archbishop Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent More than 1,300 clergy, including 11 serving bishops, have written to … Continue reading
Our sharp-eyed friends at Rorate have a very interesting story. Not my translation, but my emphases and comments: I.Media: SSPX asks for removal of excommunications Agence France-Presse (AFP) publishes today the information that the Rome-based French religious news agency I.MEDIA … Continue reading
This sad story comes from the Boston Globe. I just posted an entry a while ago, mentioning that Archbp. Burke, when he was in St. Louis, saved one of their great churches by entrusting it to a traditional group. Closure … Continue reading
This question came via e-mail: I have seen a number of patterns of spoken congregational response in Masses in the Extraordinary Form. Occasionally you get something like the old "Dialogue Mass", a low Mass where the congregation joins the server … Continue reading
1 July 2008 is the third anniversary of the canonical erection of the St. Francis de Sales Oratory of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest. This German Gothic revival church had been slated for closure, but was rescued … Continue reading
I found this: StarTribune.comAudacious theft at archbishop’s home nets Catholic treasures By ANTHONY LONETREE, Star Tribune June 30, 2008 An overnight burglary at the St. Paul residence of new Archbishop John Nienstedt netted the thief or thieves the gem- … Continue reading