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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
- Response of the Bishop of Black Duck to Rome
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- Wherein Fr. Z makes suggestions to young men thinking about seminary, seminarians, younger priests and the lay people who love them.
- Daily Rome Shot 655 with video
- Card. Sarah on what the Church “tragically” needs today
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – SEPTUGESIMA Sunday (N.O.: 5th Ord) 2023 – Fr. Z POLL!
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- Highly recommended: Archbp. Aquila’s response to Card. McElroy’s errors.
- ASK FATHER: “I am in need of confession and I feel to embarrassed to speak to my church face to face.”
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- “Days in Rome” Project – April/May 2023 – UPDATE
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- Crisis: Will today’s shepherds provoke a schism as they have in the past?
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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: 15 January 2009
Two things, for which I owe you participates a dept of gratitude. Tonight the results of the 2008 Weblog Awards were finalized. 1 – WDTPRS2 – Standing On My Head3 – Happy Catholic4 – Conversion Diary Catholic Blogs took the … Read More
Over at our friend and fellow NAPALMer Mike Aquilina’s place The Way of the Fathers there is an interesting quiz. Which Church Father are you? Go spike his stats and take the quiz. Fun!
The Papist has a great one! "Hi little guy are you ready for your bless – WOW IS THAT A QUARTER?!"
Live and in the wild…. Behold the Spanish biretta. At a ten year anniversary of a priest of the Institute of Christ the King… And another in the choir: I want one. Any readers in Madrid who can help me … Read More
My good friend His Hermeneuticalness, aka, Fr. Tim Finigan – mighty PP of Blackfen – has good news. On Saturday 7 February, there will be a Missa Cantata at Blackfen (or Solemn High Mass if there are a couple of … Read More
From reader in Toledo: They are from the Midnight Mass a few weeks ago at St. Joseph’s Church, Toledo, Ohio. The priest is the new pastor, Fr. Joseph Poggemeyer–he is a young and very impressive guy. The 8:30am Sunday Mass … Read More
I am very grateful to M for the English Blue Stilton from the Amazon wish list. Also, thanks are due to Immaculata Rosaries for the rosary sent to me. This is a very nice rosary, I can tell you. The … Read More
The Vatican Seminary Report is out. CNS has a story. The whole report is here as a PDF from the USCCB. The Vatican’s report says: “[A]n Apostolic Visitation is a blunt instrument and by no means an infallible one. It … Read More
It is cold. When I got up this morning it was – 20°F – 29°C. The birds are all puffed up, obviously to insulate themselves against the intense wind and wind. With the wind chill it was about – 40°F. … Read More
Each year the Church’s special tribunal for matters of the internal forum and issues of indulgences, the Sacra Penitenzieria Apostolica, holds courses during Lent for seminarians and priests. I have been through the course several times. Repetita iuvant after all. … Read More
It takes a short time to tear down a mighty, ancient and beautiful structure. It can take decades to rebuild it. We will now have a new tool for the reconstruction which I believe His Holiness Pope Benedict desires in … Read More