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- The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clerics who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds.
St. John Eudes
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“He [Satan] will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.”
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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
- “The Devil, the Enemy of the soul, always tells us what he is up to.” Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium!
- How can the “four camps” in the Church be reconciled?
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- Wolves v. Bear, Windswept House, and the Belgian Waffle Bishops.
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- ASK FATHER: Can a Catholic layman officiate at the marriage of non-Catholics?
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- WDTPRS – Collect 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Novus Ordo): “the bowels of compassion”
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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: November 2008
On a Sunday afternoon, it is nice to visit a Museum. Here are some shots from the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Here is a too brief clip from CTV of Pope Benedict’s vespers service in the Vatican Basilica for the beginning of Advent. [flv]08_11_29_B16_1st_vespers_advent.flv[/flv]
Today the Holy Father visited the parish San Lorenzo fuori le mura, St. Lawrence outside-the-walls. This is a Minor Papal Basilica, rather than a Major, but it is an extremely important church in the history of Rome and our Roman … Read More
From a reader: Hello Father Z First let me thank you for your wonderful work with your blog. I am an young woman living in a parish with, well, an “interesting” liturgy. Thanks to the many Catholic blogs out there like … Read More
What would happen if a president-elect should die or be demonstrated definitively not to have been eligible for office under the requirements in the Constitution, before the electoral college meets? I am getting various answers. Anyone? Something authoritative.
First Vespers of the 1st Sunday of Advent is on. This is the first liturgical ceremony of the new liturgical year.
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An excerpt from this week’s article: In the TLM, the “Prayer over the gifts”, in Latin Super oblata in the Novus Ordo, is called the Secret because it was spoken by the priest in a low voice inaudible to the … Read More
This weekend I will be in the Twin Cities to help with Masses for a priest who is under the weather.
From a reader: I have a BA in Catholic Theology and A MA in Religious Studies; however, my background is not strong in liturgy. I focused on pastoral ministry, youth ministry and world religions. Could you help me answer a … Read More
Mass is at the top of the hour today, 1800 GMT, 1300 EST. I will remember at the Memento of the living, you readers who have been so supportive of WDTPRS.
Please pray for the people in Mumbai.
Our friend Fr. Ray Blake, PP of St. Mary Magdalen parish in Brighton, has a great photo on his blog. He must be in Rome, for this is the window of the famous, and over-priced, Gammarelli, near the Pantheon. Note … Read More
From VIS: ALBUM BY PLACIDO DOMINGO INSPIRED BY POEMS OF JOHN PAUL II VATICAN CITY, 28 NOV 2008 (VIS) – This morning in the Holy See Press Office, a press conference was held to present a new album of songs … Read More
Our friend John Sonnen of Orbis Catholicus posted a photo worth a thousand words, asking “What’s wrong with this picture?” I believe this is in the Basilica of the XII Apostles, near P.za Venezia.
From a reader… something really interesting! Apparently, the great Fr. Eduard Perrone, of Assumption Grotto Church in Detriot, has written the score for musical. There will soon be performances of this musical. Go here for the details. But here is … Read More
A reader send the following: I known that you have a number of South African readers and I would appreciate it if you could publicize this event on your blog. The Traditional Latin Mass will begin to be offered at the … Read More
Today is the anniversary of the death 8 B.C. of the ancient Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus – Horace.
During my years in Rome, especially before greater connectivity, there were times when I completely forgot the existence of Thanksgiving. It would come upon me like an epiphany and I would often feel great isolation. I was not part of … Read More