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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
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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: February 2009
I just had a primordial experience of a deep Northern winter night. Coming back from a walk… out and around… I turned to look the large yellow crescent of the Moon was about to go down beneath the line of … Read More
From FOX: ‘Holy Grail of Comic Books’ Looks to Fetch Six-Figures at Auction Friday, February 27, 2009 An ultra rare copy of the comic book that introduced Superman to the world hits the auction block today and bids could soar … Read More
The great radio personality Paul Harvey has died. He was 90. Paul Harvey added elegance and charm to his news roundups and beautifully told tales.
WDTPRSer BSGers will want to discuss the last episodes. I read an interesting entry at CMR which has a prognostication that seems plausible. We have reached the last few episodes and the writers are beginning to tie up ends. If … Read More
From a reader: In the extraordinary form of the Latin Rite, a priest may vest and serve as a deacon at the celebration of the Mass. Is there general or particular legislation to prevent a priest from vesting and serving … Read More
From last night’s convergence of the Moon and Venus.
I got this from Rorate: Local sources in Argentina confirm that Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta, one of the four bishops of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X, will run the Seminary of Our Lady Co-Redemptrix in La Reja, Province … Read More
I received this from a reader. My emphases and comments: I really enjoy your blog and have learned a lot in reading your posts; however, I’m going to stay away for Lent. The comments are just too polarizing; the traditionalists … Read More
WDTPRS Friday after Ash Wednesday – Post communionem (2002MR) I am not sure about the origin of this prayer. It seems to be comprised of prayers in ancient sacramentaries, such as the Gelasian and Veronese and the Hadrianum and Paduense … Read More
Yesterday there was a bit of a blizzard here. It came on in the late afternoon. The wind was blowing hard enough that the chickadees were being blown off their perches. They are quite the aeronauts, however. As darkness came … Read More
ALL: Two things. If there is going to be discussion here, I ask that it be civil. My mood today, and the list of things to do I face, are such that I will simply lock people out of the … Read More
I am reading stories that "the Vatican" has "rejected" Williamson’s recently issued apology. Fr. Lombardi said: …Williamson’s statement "does not seem to respect the conditions" set forth by the Vatican on February 4, when it ordered Williamson to "in an … Read More
From The Times: Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor set to be first Roman Catholic bishop in House of Lords since 16th century
From a reader: Last night the family that I live with recited the Stations of the Cross together in our home. At the end, we prayed for the intentions of the Holy Father and had a discussion about eternal/temporal punishment, … Read More
The indomitable Raphaela has been busy: Hello again Father, Another piece from kath.net, hot off the presses. It seems that the bishop of Linz was called to Rome at short notice, presumably to explain himself. The rest of the Austrian … Read More
Get out your hankies. I received this from the indomitable Raphaela in her translation: “We Are Church” group faces crucial test KATH.NET Excluxive: Vatican II texts threaten to drive wedge into movement Munich (kath.net) The “We Are Church” movement is … Read More
A friend sent the following note, very hope-filled: At San Giovanni in Laterano!! Twice in 5 days! The Pope is prepping up I tell you! I’ll leave it in Italian. The point is plenty clear! The news is from Messa … Read More
An alert friend saw that former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) a pro-life Catholic politician for a change, had comments about the backbone Bp. Martino of Scranton has been revealing in the public square. Mr. Santorum writes an op-ed piece in … Read More
Bishop Martino of Scranton is really defining the issue … AGAIN: Bishop Again Voices Concern Regarding Sen. Casey’sMexico City Policy Vote The following letter has been sent to Sen. Bob Casey: Dear Senator Casey, It is a matter of deep … Read More
His Excellency John Vlazny of Portland, Oregon, has made comments about the lifting of the excommunications of the four SSPX bishops. Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments. All in the familyBy Archbishop John Vlazny The first two weekends … Read More