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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 October 2008
I received this: BIRMINGHAM – 1 October 2008 – 380 words Cardinal Newman Lying-in-State and Reinterment Mass Statement by Peter Jennings, Press Secretary to the Fathers of the Birmingham Oratory and for the Cause of the Beatification and Canonisation of … Continue reading
I head to Kansas City, MO where the church, Old St. Patrick will be made truly "up to date" by its consecration with the older, traditional Pontificale Romanum. The great Bp. Robert Finn will take Old St. Patrick "just about … Continue reading
I will be heading to Mater Ecclesiae for their 40 Hours Devotion 17-19 October. Fr. Pasley and I will hit the road for a bit, to visit a few places in the area. We may wind up in the area … Continue reading
Catholic Key alerts us to a new offering by the great Bp. Robert Finn of Kansas City – St. Joseph. I admire this bishop more and more. More on this later, but here it is with my emphases. Freedom of … Continue reading
You will want to watch the interview with His Excellency Most Reverend Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Denver which is to be found on the site of the Hoover Institute. Archbishop Chaput discusses the scandal caused by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) … Continue reading
By a reader it is asked: I’m betting somebody has already asked this, but do you think the Holy Father will ever offer Mass in the Extraordinary Form? It’s been well over a year since the Motu Proprio has come … Continue reading
AmericanPapist made a good catch today: Pope’s next encyclical delayed until April 2009?!That’s what it now says on Amazon. Que pasa? The encyclical in question is Caritas in Veritate or "Love in Truth" And I bet I know what … Continue reading
The Cranky Professor has a good post tying into our investigation of an ancient Roman recipe. He deals with the dating of the Vesuvius eruption and.. garum! mmmmm…. garummmmm Garum, made from fermenting fish in saltwater, was basically the ketchup … Continue reading
Yesterday I posted that I was watching my DVD Papacy of Reason: Inside the Mind of Benedict XVI. I posted a clip wherein liturgy is discussed. Lot’s of you looked at that clip! Here is the intro section, just to … Continue reading
Why is Gwen Ifill to be the moderator of the Palin-Biden VP debate? Gwen Ifill has written a highly favorable book about Sen. Obama, Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. The release of the book is 20 … Continue reading
I am still working on the pork roast, but last night, hungry, I added some pasta. I made a sauce from things grown here in the Sabine garden. You can see my sweet and small hot peppers, garlic, tomatoes, basil, … Continue reading
I tried to figure out how to make cuts in this, but it is all so good that I think you should read it in its entirety. This is long, but it is good and closely argued. You have to … Continue reading
You heard, I am sure, about the Vatican Gendarmerie joining Interpol. There is a ZENIT story about this. There is more to this than meets the eye. For the last year or so the Secretariat of State has been preferring … Continue reading
I have to put this up in Italian for now, because I am simply stunned. The intrepid Andrea Tornielli is all over this one. There are some serious problems in Italy concerning respect for and implementation of the provisions of … Continue reading
Here we go again. I got a question from a reader: As I greatly enjoy cooking, your last few posts have been a treat! Thank you for your blog and its plethora of liturgical and culinary delights. [O]ur pastor is … Continue reading
There are those who hesitate to praise the work of Romano Guardini, a titanic figure in the Liturgical Movement of last century. He is sometimes looked at as being too close to the Beauduin camp. But his influence is indisputable … Continue reading
Bishops far and wide are getting involved this year. My emphases and comments added to this article from the OregonLive.com. Archbishop takes Gov. Kulongoski to task over abortion-rights event by Dave Hogan, The Oregonian Tuesday September 30, 2008, 10:22 PM … Continue reading
A reader sent this: MISSA CANTATA(Usus Antiquior, 1962 Missal) Solemnity of Our Holy Father St. Francis(Seraphic Patriarch) Saturday, October 4, 2008 7:00 pm Marian Friary of Our Lady of Guadalupe 199 Colonel Brown Rd.Griswold, CT 06351