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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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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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- Daily Rome Shot 52
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- Daily Rome Shot 51
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- LIVE VIDEO – 15 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Paul, Hermit (Intention: benefactors)
- 14 January – Festum Asinorum #FeastoftheAss Day!
- Daily Rome Shot 50
- Various prayers or “Orationes diversae” in the traditional Missale Romanum
- WDTPRS: Collect for the Votive Mass “to beg the grace of dying well”
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- Daily Rome Shot 49
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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: 22 November 2008
The Weblog Awards are again underway. Will you be so good as to help WDTPRS make a good showing? Please nominate us! You will need: address: https://wdtprs.com/rss: https://wdtprs.com/?feed=rss2 We must make sure our Catholic blogs do well! Thanks for all … Continue reading
Didn’t I, just the other day, tell you readers that faithful Catholics would be accused of hate speech if we stick faithfully to what the Church teaches? Get this. You can’t make things up fast enough. S. Carolina councilwoman apologizes … Continue reading
Speaking of the Sabine Farm, this is is from the excellent Laudator Temporis Acti whom I check daily. I would love to hear a Scot read this properly! I would probably do a PODCAzT with an audio mp3, were someone … Continue reading
I don’t have much culinary news to report. Things have been very simple at the Sabine Farm of late. My busy days have been characterized mostly by a some oatmeal in the morning, ramen in the day or a sandwich, … Continue reading
I just received from a friend a fruitcake made by Trappists at Assumption Abbey in Missouri. This year I think I will use mugs from the Say The Black Do The Red cafepress site as well as things from monasteries … Continue reading
Please see the following announcement from the Fraternity of St. Peter in England and Wales:- Dear Friends, The FSSP-served Sunday Mass in the Northampton diocese will move from Bedford 4pm to Flitwick 5pm as of 1st Advent Sunday 2008. The … Continue reading
This is a letter to the New York Times from the head of the dissident, pro-abortion group Catholics for Choice. My emphases and comments. November 22, 2008LetterThe Catholic Conscience [More and more we will see this word "conscience" misused … Continue reading
News flash from our friend John Sonnen of Orbis CatholicusMonday, Dec. 8Feast of the Immaculate Conception10 a.m. Solemn Pontifical Massat Ss. Trinita’ dei Pellegrini in Romewill be celebrated by George Card. Pell of Sydney Australia. Sunday, Nov. 30First Sunday of … Continue reading
The intrepid Andrea Tornielli has this on his blog (my translation and emphases): Benedict XVI want "a different placement of the sign of peace during Mass". The Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship, Francis Card. Arinze, announced this in … Continue reading
From the Bolletino: LE UDIENZE Il Santo Padre ha ricevuto questa mattina in Udienza: Em.mo Card. Francis Arinze, Prefetto della Congregazione per il Culto Divino e la Disciplina dei Sacramenti, in occasione della presentazione della terza edizione tipica del Messale … Continue reading