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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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Daily Archives: 13 November 2008
A reminder of some PODCAzT content: 072 08-11-11 The death of St. Martin; starlings, cuckolds, bell ringing and a skull 071 08-11-06 "Faith inscribed across your heart": Benedict on Cyril of Jerusalem & Cyril on faith, your treasure 070 08-11-01 … Read More
Rorate is reporting that there is now a regular TLM in Fatima, in the Diocese of Leiria-Fatima. Look also here. Who can tell us more?
At St. Mary’s in Greenville, SC, Fr. J. Scott Newman issued the following. My emphases. Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome9 November 2008 Dear Friends in Christ, We the People have spoken, and the 44th President of the United … Read More
Paolo Rodari at Palazzo Apostolico has this (my translation) From good and reliable Vatican sources it has come to be known today that the long-awaited social encyclical which many, including Renato Raffaele Card. Martino, had predicted would come out in … Read More
Advent is not merely about our preparation to receive once again the Christ Child at Bethlehem. It is also about the Second Coming of the Lord as well as other ways in which the Lord comes to us. But the … Read More
From the 9 November Our Sunday Visitor with my emphases and comments. By Msgr. M. Francis MannionSchismatic MassFather should be concerned about daughter’s involvement with Society of Pius X chapel Question: My ex-wife attends Mass at a chapel of the … Read More
From the Washington Times with my emphases and comments. Double-minded bishopsBelief Blog POSTED November 11 2008 5:36 PM BY Julia Duin I spent much of yesterday sitting in a large ballroom filled with some 250 men all dressed in black. … Read More
From a priest reader: Dear Fr Z, For some time I have been wondering about the word "penitus" in the rubric on Good Friday: "Hac et sequenti die, Ecclesia, ex antiquissima traditione, sacramenta, praeter Paenitentiae et Infirmorum Unctionis, penitus non … Read More
From a reader: I’ve been troubled by a sermon I heard last Sunday. It seemed inappropriate, and I’m seeking your advice on what to do. A visiting priest oftentimes gives homilies heavy on so-called "social justice" themes. Because of his … Read More
Solemn Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kalamazoo, MI, on 23 November at 12:15 pm. The music will be Mozart’s "Sparrow Missa Brevis" (Mass No. 10 in C major, K. 220). This should be a fine occasion. If possible, … Read More
Get excited. Mr. FedEx came today to present me with a package sent by the estimable Fr. Justin Nolan, FSSP, whom I interviewed for a PODCAzT. Fr. Nolan sent me an advance copy of their long-awaited instructional DVD for priests … Read More