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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: 16 October 2008
Here are two interventions from the Synod: — H.E. Most. Rev. Raymond Leo BURKE, Archbishop Emeritus of Saint Louis, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura (VATICAN CITY) 1. Regarding no. 58 of the Instrumentum laboris, the Holy … Continue reading
Sen. Obama is speaking, right now, live at the Al Smith Dinner: C-SPAN Obama is really pretty funny! Good writers!
Biretta tip to The Crescat:
What does Senator Obama’s reading list include? From Some Wear Hats we have this image: The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria Well… I too read books that are written from perspectives very different from mine.
Damian Thompson over at Holy Smoke has a post about how to write to the Holy See. You can go to Damian’s place to read the many comments. An anonymous post that orthodox Catholics should read An anonymous Holy Smoke … Continue reading
Yesterday I posted from my phone a photo of some bison, in a small herd. Here are a few more. Look at the size of one of the old bulls. Get all that meat moving and it could do some … Continue reading
From a reader: Father,The Wanderer told me to write to you and see if you perhaps answer my question. My question is in regards to receiving Communion. Hasn’t the Vatican said that a person cannot be refused Communion if they … Continue reading
From ZENIT: VATICAN CITY, OCT. 14, 2008 (Zenit.org).- The Holy See has approved three alternatives to "Ite, missa est," the final words said by the priest at Mass.Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, … Continue reading
UPDATE: 20:43 GMT This is from Bridget Mary’s Blog (a Call To Action type… get ready for zany stuff if you visit that blog. You think it’s all a joke, at first, then you realize she means it.). You can … Continue reading
This is interesting: A Blogging Benedict XVI?Chinese Laywoman Makes Proposal at Synod VATICAN CITY, OCT. 14, 2008 (Zenit.org).- One of the auditors at the world Synod of Bishops has suggested that Benedict XVI opens a blog to explain the word … Continue reading
From a reader: Dear Father, I have been asked by several people in my parish "Why in the world would anyone under 60 want to attend [that] Mass?!". Some of these very same people are fast approaching that age. I … Continue reading
Did you know that a new, reimaging of the original Star Trek – a movie – is being made? I didn’t. I am not much of a trekkie, I think. I saw a still on one of the Catholic blogs … Continue reading
Who can forget?
This was brought to me attention: The FSSP has a parish in the Diocese of San Diego.The below info is from the Diocese of San Diego’s website: Parish: St. AnneYear Founded: 2008Pastor: Rev. Carl Gismondi, FSSPAddress: 621 Sicard Street San Diego, … Continue reading
From a reader: Dear Father Z: Some people in Glasgow are considering asking Archbishop Conti for a personal parish. They are going to get some names of people who want one – a petition – and present them to His … Continue reading