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“He [Satan] will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.”
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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
- “Our ordinary world, the one in which we work and fall in love and watch TV—it’s thinner than paper, and the demons pour through it in hordes.”
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- “Quam pulchri super montes pedes adnuntiantis et praedicantis” – Ascension Thursday and Lordly Feet
- ASK FATHER: Is Mass valid if it is offered in a desecrated place? Wherein @fatherz rants.
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- Daily Rome Shot 155
- ASK FATHER: LESSONS IN CLERICALISM – How to wear the cassock.
- ASK FATHER: What should I do with an old, now unused pyx once intended for Communion calls?
- LIVE VIDEO – 11 May 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Sts. Philip & James, Apostles
- ASK FATHER: Asperges before Low Mass?
- Daily Rome Shot 154
- There’s a first time for everything.
- ASK FATHER: Can priests refuse to hear confessions face to face?
- Daily Rome Shot 153
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- ASK FATHER: Holding hands and then raising them up during the Traditional Latin Mass
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- Daily Rome Shot 152
- ASK FATHER: I forgot to confess a detail about a mortal sin. Do I have to re-confess everything?
- LIVE VIDEO – 8 May 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – B.V.M. Mediatrix of all graces
- Daily Rome Shot 151
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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
On this blog we are seeing certain labels tossed around like wind-swirled liter in the corner of a carpark. We need clear civil discussion about what is meant in the secular context and the ecclesial context by neo-con I suppose … Read More
Prof. Doug Kmiec, who recently published in Commonweal a rambling 3000+ word apologia pro se cvm jeremiad against right-wing vemon spewing bloggers, is running for office… the appointed office of Ambassador to the Holy See. You might recall that … Read More
In another entry I posted some material taken from a media brochure issued by the SSPX with their claims about why the excommunications of the SSPX bishops in 1998 were never validly incurred/imposed. Here is the relevant section: According to … Read More
UPDATED: 1751 GMT I found this in Newsweek: My emphases and comments. Rome’s Reconciliation Did the Pope heal, or deepen, the Lefebvrist schism? By George Weigel | Newsweek Web ExclusiveJan 26, 2009 [He starts with a question that I have … Read More
Have you see the media brochure released by the SSPX about the lifting of the excommunications? Here are some lines, but you can see it yourself. Some facts about the 1988 excommunications In this new atmosphere, we have the firm … Read More
His Hermeneuticalness has a good post on the anti-Pope reaction after the lifting of the excommunication of SSPX Bishop Williamson, who has made galactically imprudent statements about the killing of Jews in WWII. Clearly not everyone at the Vatican is … Read More
In the Brick by Brick Department today, a reader sent that… Father Gerald P. Carey, pastor of St. Paul Parish, celebrated a Missa Cantata yesterday, January 25th in St. Paul Church. It was for the Feast of the Conversion of … Read More
From a reader: When [receiving Holy Communion] in the Extraordinary Form Mass is one required to observe the older fast (as opposed to the 1 hour fast required for the OF)? If so, how many hours of fasting is required? … Read More
Our Johnny-On-The-Spot friends at Rorate have an English version of an interview with SSPX Bishop and Superior Bernard Fellay. Here is a part. The Swiss daily Le Temps published today the first interview granted to journalist Patricia Briel by Bishop … Read More
I don’t have the Italian yet, but it seems that the editor of the Holy See’s L’Osservatore Romano, believes that the Holy Father lifted the excommunications of the SSPX bishops not just because of the context of the Week for … Read More
When bishops, priests pr seminarians write I will always do my best to hide their identity, unless they specifically say it is okay to use their name. From a priest: Greetings from ___. I just thought I’d drop a note … Read More
The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is pro-abortion and she says she is Catholic. Archbishop Niederauer of San Francisco, where her district is, was going to have a chat with her about that, but we haven’t heard much … Read More
From a reader in the UK: LMS Residential Training Conference for Priests Wishing to Learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) at Ushaw College, Durham. The Latin Mass Society of England and Wales (LMS) is organising … Read More
The SSPX’s Bishop Williamson responds to the lifting of the excommunication. Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments. The "Re-Incommunication" [Does this seem a little flippant? I don’t think this would be my headline after my excommunication was … Read More
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments. Vatican II reforms set in motion 50 years ago with Pope John XXIII’s edictMichael O’Malley The Plain Dealer Before Vatican II, a priest celebrated Mass … Read More
A reader in a comment under another entry asked a question about reception of Holy Communion. Can [you] communicate twice if one Mass is 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time and the second one is Conversion of St. Paul. Yes. … Read More
What happened in your parishes today? If you go to a Holy Mass using the Novus Ordo, did you observe the Conversion of St. Paul today? If you go to a TLM, did you use the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany … Read More
I had a couple donations from the donation button which have allowed me to revive the WDTPRS voicemail telephone numbers! I had allowed them to lapse. They are now living again, ad experimentum (that is, according to the donations… this … Read More
I have received many "thank you notes" via e-mail from readers for my comments on the lifting of the excommunications of the SSPX bishops. You are welcome. I add only that I do not speak for the Holy See. I … Read More