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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: 11 January 2009
From a reader: From the January 11th parish bulletin of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bethel, Alaska – "Father Chuck will celebrate a Latin Mass on Saturday, January 31st at 7:00 pm. However, those who wish to participate in … Read More
The final half of the last season is coming up. Our friend and fellow blogger Jimmy Akin has some interesting speculation about who the last Cylon is. Don’t go there if you are interested in seeing the last few episodes … Read More
There was some confusion when the Emancipation Procl… er um Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum was released about the Latin Art. 5, § 1. In paroeciis, ubi coetus fidelium traditioni liturgicae antecedenti adhaerentium stabiliter [previously continenter] exsistit, parochus eorum petitiones ad … Read More
One of the fruits of the Holy Father’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum will be the "gravitational pull" that will be exerted when the older forms call priests (and others) to correct their ars celebrandi. Keeping in mind that the plural … Read More
From a distressed reader: I need your help as I am not sure where else to turn. I cannot find the correct answer for this. The Parish we attend has undergone some changes and not for the good. The first … Read More
From a priest friend: Public news: Hey Fr. Z, Got news for you… 1. "No organ, no curia in the world is in measure of interpreting the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum. Only the Commission Ecclesia Dei knows the mens Petri, … Read More
I am pleased to communicate that one of you kind participants sent a translation of the Internet Prayer in LATIVIAN Many years ago I wrote this prayer in Latin. Since then it has been translated into many languages. I am … Read More
Here is a request to those of you who participate in WDTPRS through their mobile devices, cellular phones, etc., with mobile browsers. I had in place a theme which iPhones would pick up. I made change to that theme recently … Read More
From a reader: Bishop John Michael D’Arcy, bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, will offer the Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in South Bend, Indiana. Sunday, January 18th at 7:45 amSt. Patrick Catholic … Read More
The liturgical eye-candy guys at NLM have posted some excellent screen-captures of the Vatican TV feed of the Holy Father’s Mass for the Baptism of the Lord in the Sistine Chapel. This is now the time when he openly celebrates … Read More
From the Cornell Society for a Good Time this amusing post! You might be a traditional priest if . . . you have a thurible hanging over the passenger’s seat in your car!
Pio Cardinal Laghi, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Catholic Education (for Seminaries and Institutes of Study), has died. He was 86 years old and had served as a priest for 62 years. He served as a bishop for 39 … Read More
Thanks to the reporting of AsiaNews we know about this fine internet journalist… Fr. Bernardo Cervellera receives the Premio Giuliano Ragno 2008 The award ceremony took place Saturday morning, at the Milan offices of Avvenire. The honor was given in … Read More