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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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Monthly Archives: September 2008
Those of you who know and share some of my reading habits will recognize the significance of the following. I was in one of the general displays in the British Museum and recognized a friend… twice!
We hit the 4,000,000 mark for visits today! That’s 4 mil since I started using Sitemeter. Who was it? UPDATE: It’s done!Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Visitor’s Time Sep 28 2008 10:49:04 pmVisit Number 4,000,000
Say a prayer for His Holiness Pope John Paul I, who unexpectedly died on this day in 1978.
From a priest reader: I hope priests continue to write in. I would like their contributions to be a regular feature here. Fr. Z., I am a pastor who recently began offering Mass in the Extraordinary Form. In fact, today … Read More
I am always fascinated to see how many different places around the world whence people are when they visit WDTPRS. Here is a snapshot of the last few minutes. (These places are sometimes approximations.) Bloomington, Illinois Salt Lake City, Utah … Read More
A new edition of The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described edited by Alcuin Reid is being produced. A kind soul sent me the text of the introduction to the edition by the President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, … Read More
A reader asks: I have a friend who is undergoing foot surgery soon. Although it is minor surgery, she will be under general anesthesia for over two hours. Her sister ended up in a coma for two weeks following a … Read More
This sketchy news comes from San Diego. I am guessing by "tommorow" he means "Sunday" Folks… if you send news, send complete information. I wanted to tell you that tomorrow, our Bishop, His Excellency Robert Brom, will be celebrating mass … Read More
Apparently other Christian groups are envious of the Vatican’s infamously strange "ten commandments for driving" and they have begun to put out their own lists. Here is a story from The Telegraph in the UK: Bloggers given new Ten Commandments … Read More
What a wonderful time I have had in England. Many thanks to the fine people I met along the way. My special gratitude goes out to those who came to the blognic and to the folks at. St. Bede’s in … Read More
Some TLM news: Bishop Dewane Gives First Church in Florida for Exclusive Use of the Latin Mass His Excellency Bishop Frank Dewane announced today that the Diocese of Venice in Florida has purchased a church for the exclusive use of the … Read More
A last bite to eat, again in Chinatown, before heading home to pack! Tomorrow I depart this “sceptered isle” for the “land of the free and the home of the brave”.
I had to wait at the DLR for nearly 30 minutes for a train running every 3 because a DOG was in the tunnel and had to be removed. I suspect this means I will miss the last entrance to … Read More
My visit to see time was great! I have been interested in clocks and the history of the Royal Navy for years. This it was avrral pleasure to visit the Nrlson displays in the Maritime Museum and then go to … Read More
I am on my way to the Maritime Museum now. It is a beautiful sunny day! A view from the upper deck of the bus and nearby tube station.
The recent number of The Catholic Times, (21 Sept, p. 9) an English weekly, has one of the dumbest articles about Pope Benedict’s Summorum Pontificum I have read to date. It was written by one Msgr. Basil Loftus, whom I … Read More
I just concluded a visit to Buckingham Palace. Very few people. Fascinating. Some of the most beautiful rooms have seen. Well worth the effort if you are here at the right time if year.