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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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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: 7 October 2008
When I was in London recently, I used my Oyster Card all the time. Very handy. I read this story and pass it along to my new and old friends in London. Oyster card hack details revealed By Peter Price … Read More
The increasingly cliche ultra-lefty National Catholic Reporter has an interview with the long-time Notre Dame University sourpuss dissenter Fr. Richard McBrien. My emphases and comments. Theologian says one issue bishops violate their own teachingBy tfoxCreated 10/06/2008 – 19:48 By THOMAS … Read More
WDTPRS has a new category: Mail from priests Some of the most interesting feedback and news I get is from priests (and bishops) who are readers. I like to be able to share more mail from priests with WDTPRSers. If … Read More
From a reader (edited and with my emphases and comments. This is very good for people who went to a celebration of the older form of Mass and had a hard time with it, who found it difficult to follow … Read More
There were 23 5 minute interventions on the Second Day of the Synod. Among the points made, these could be interesting. The so-called biblia pauperum is still important. "The bible of the poor", is comprised of non-literary works, such as … Read More
This is interesting: Knights of Columbus airs pro-life ‘heartbeat’ radio ad New Haven, Oct 6, 2008 / 08:25 pm (CNA).- A new Knights of Columbus radio spot featuring the heartbeat of a 10-week-old unborn child and urging listeners to vote … Read More
In Italy there have been problems with the implementation of Summorum Pontificum, along the lines of what Msgr. Perl explained at a conference last month in Rome, despite the rosy picture painted by the new Archbishop of Florence and Secretary … Read More
You should check the photos of Pius XII stuff my friend John Sonnen has posted on his site Orbis Catholicus. He always has interesting photos. Here is the Rome font where the little Roman born baby, Eugenio Pacelli, received the … Read More
From the Catholic League: October 7, 2008 EUCHARIST DESECRATED ON YouTube Under the name fsmdude, a Canadian man, Dominique, has posted over 40 videos on YouTube desecrating the Eucharist. Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds as follows: “On September 29, … Read More
I just got word that the Holy See has raised the Institute of Christ the King to be of Pontifical Right, rather than merely of Diocesan Right. From the ICK website we get this: On the feast day of Our … Read More
OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS VATICAN CITY, 7 OCT 2008 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, as president of the Commission for Advocates. NA/…/BURKE
[uc] The Synod still has me scratching my head. I know everyone is going to say that it is wonderful to talk about, read and use Scripture, but… I think we know that already. Other curiosities puzzle me as … Read More