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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
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- PASCHALCAzT 2021: 54 – Low “Quasimodo” Sunday: “A question for you!”
- Man who identifies as a woman wants to be admitted to a convent of Poor Clares. Good idea?
- LIVE VIDEO – 10 April 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Easter Saturday “in albis”
- PASCHALCAzT 2021: 53 – Easter Saturday: “Sin is the shipwreck of the soul”
- #ASonnetADay – SONNET 140. “Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press…”
- Is there ice on Mars? It seems that, yes, there is.
- LIVE VIDEO – 9 April 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Easter Friday
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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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Monthly Archives: January 2009
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
I understand that CatholicVote.org is trying to get it’s pro-life ad broadcast during the Super Bowl. I think they are looking for donations.
I saw this on the wires. My emphases and comments. Israel’s chief rabbinate severs Vatican ties Jan 28 04:04 PM US/EasternBy IAN DEITCHAssociated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s chief rabbinate severed ties with the Vatican on Wednesday to … Read More
If this gets wearisome, stop reading. Elie Wiesel attacks pope over Holocaust bishop [What a dreadful title]Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:33am EST By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict has given credence to "the most vulgar aspect of … Read More
A reader sent me this text from the Holy Father’s Wednesday Audience today: Before greeting the Italian pilgrims, I still have three announcements. The first: I have learned with great joy the election of Metropolitan Kirill as new Patriarch … Read More
Bread and Butter Pickles or Dill POLL CLOSED RESULTS 277 Bread and Butter Pickles884 Dill Pickles (including Kosher)1161 – Total
From a priest reader: Something I was thinking about tonight with regard to how we should PRAY for the SSPX:I think we need to pray for all the priests of the Society, for the softening of their hearts, because in … Read More
Brick by heavy brick: I am happy to report that regular celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass will be returning to Springfield, Illinois. It will be the weekly Saturday (7 a.m.) Mass at Blessed Sacrament Parish (www.bsps.org) beginning this Saturday, … Read More
The WSJ makes my point. As I wrote before: The Social Security system will probably collapse because, as the population ages, not enough people pay into it to support those who will draw from it. How many abortions have there … Read More
I posted the other day about a Mass celebrated by Fr. Gerald Carey at St. Paul’s Church in South Philadelphia. This is in from a Philadelphia news source The Bulletin. My emphases and comments. Past Is Prologue At Latin Mass … Read More
I read that Pres. Obama has worked to remove from the economic stimulus package the funding for contraception that Catholic Speaker of the House Pelosi (D-CA) was so quick to defend. Neither Republicans nor Obama have indicated where they may … Read More
From the SSPX – the NCR translation from the Italian Statement of His Excellency Bernard Fellay, Superior of the Fraternity of St. Pius X We have become aware of an interview released by Bishop Richard Williamson, a member of our … Read More