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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: 29 January 2009
Now we must all pray that in the near future men of good will can work out differences with humility and charity towards each other.
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Some say the burger is the perfect food group. So what’s it gonna be? A hamburger? A cheeseburger? Of course, you can add all sorts of other things, such as lettuce or tomato, or a smear of mustard or mayo. … Read More
The traditional Catholic paper The Remnant has a piece by a frequent comment writer here, Brian Mershon, about a possible reconciliation of the SSPX with Rome perhaps by Candlemas, 2 February. I will not parse Mershon’s whole piece, for it … Read More
I received this very interesting note from a staffer of a US Congressman whom I will not identify for obvious reasons. I have his permission to share this: My emphases Fr. Z: As a Congressional staffer, I am extremely concerned … Read More
The johnny-on-the-spot site Rorate has two good pieces you would do well to look at. First, there is an entry called Cardinal Castrillón: Relevant declarations to Corriere della Sera Also check Corriere. Here is a salient point or two: The … Read More
And now… another dog bites man story from a washed up dissenter. This is in from ANSA: Liberation theologian and dissenter Leonardo Boff has determined that the lifting of the excommunications of the four SSPX bishops was a mistake. It … Read More
Several alert readers have sent me the following which I finally tracked down to our friends at NLM. Go check them out and spike their stats. The piece says it is from The Catholic Herald, the best Catholic paper in … Read More
As I have been writing again and again, people of good will can disagree on really hard questions rising from the Council’s documents on points that are not clear. We can argue about how to approach ecumenism or religious liberty. … Read More
More from Brisbane on the renegade priest. Fr. Peter Kennedy and St. Mary’s the renegade parish he has distorted. Check for backgroud here and here and here. For this last bit of dross, check out Coo-ees from the Cloister. There … Read More
I understand that NBC is refusing to air the CatholicVote pro-life ad. This is in from Free Republic. According to a Jan. 29 press release from CatholicVote.org, “After several days of negotiations, an NBC representative in Chicago told CatholicVote.org late … Read More
From a reader: Yesterday my husband (who teaches in a Catholic school …) was having a discussion with the principal of his school regarding having the children write the general intentions for the school Masses. My husband feels strongly that … Read More
An interesting sideshow has popped up in the Italian press following the circus train about the statements of SSPX Bishop Williamson about Jews in WWII. In a story in the Tribuna of Treviso, an SSPX priest stationed in Treviso, Italy, … Read More
Many thanks to the kind person who sent the bird bath, which I had listed on my amazon.com list. Alas, there was no invoice, so I don’t know who sent it. Also, I can’t put it out at this time, … Read More
A reader pointed me to the following from the website of Time. This is from the White House Photo Blog of Monday 2 June 2008 The Candidates’ Lucky Charms: Barack Obama Amongst the things that Barack Obama carries for good … Read More
From LifeSite: Exclusive Interview: Leading Vatican Prelate Says Document of US Bishops Partly to Blame for Election of “Most Pro-Abortion President” Also says Bishops’ Catholic News Service needs to be given "some new direction"By Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, January … Read More
Yesterday I posted a piece about how the rabbinate of Jerusalem was going to cut ties with the Holy See (which would not … immediately at least… affect diplomatic ties with the state of Israel) This is in from ANSA.
I had some interesting news forwarded by many readers. It is a report from The Record which is getting some focus. It seems that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has recommended that the Traditional Anglican Communion be … Read More