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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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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
- OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter
- 20 Jan: St. Sebastian, invoked against the pandemic
- ASK FATHER: Prayers “for the Pope”
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- PROJECT “200!” Wherein Fr. Z asks for some help.
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- LIVE VIDEO – 18 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Requiem
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 2nd Sunday of Epiphany (NO – 2nd Ordinary)
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- LIVE VIDEO – 17 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
- Daily Rome Shot 53
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- ASK FATHER: Can I be a Catholic AND a Libertarian?
- Wherein Fr. Z gives an update about life and changes
- ASK FATHER: Why isn’t there a paper book with the Sunday propers in Latin and English?
- Another sign of the times
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- Question for readers: book search
- LIVE VIDEO – 15 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Paul, Hermit (Intention: benefactors)
- 14 January – Festum Asinorum #FeastoftheAss Day!
- Daily Rome Shot 50
- Various prayers or “Orationes diversae” in the traditional Missale Romanum
- WDTPRS: Collect for the Votive Mass “to beg the grace of dying well”
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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: 2 February 2009
I have tonight been overwhelmed by the e-mail sent to me. So many people have promised prayers… …or asked for them. You have so many questions. People are so hungry.
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Some years ago, when I was living in S. California, a priest friend showed up at the door saying gruffly, "Get in the car… I want to show you something." He drove us to a supremely ugly building, which he … Continue reading
In the brick by brick department: Hi Father, Perhaps your readers would be interested in the following: www.musicasacra.com/floridaMusica Sacra Florida is happy to announce: Gregorian Chant WorkshopSponsored by the Florida Chapter of the Church Music Association of Americain conjunction with theFarquhar College of … Continue reading
Via CathCon, on top of things lately, we learn of a story in the Mittelbayerische Zeitung, namely, that the SSPX leadership is not satisfied with the apology made by SSPX Bp. Williamson. Frankly, I thought Williamson’s apology to be pretty … Continue reading
This is from the website of a US Congresswoman of the 3rd Connecticut, Rosa L. D Lauro (D-CT). Get this. My emphases. For Immediate ReleaseFriday, January 30, 2009 Contact: Adriana Surfas202-225-3661Click here for Printer Friendly Version Catholic Members of Congress … Continue reading
On the official blog of the Archdiocese of Toronto, H.E. Most Rev. Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto offers observations about the lifting the excommunications of the four SSPX bishops and the subsequent ruckus in the press, especially concerning the Jews … Continue reading
Last night in Z-Chat someone raised a question about good retreats. This is a good topic for us to discuss. I think tough times are coming. Knowing where good retreats are available could be very handy. Too often people run … Continue reading
It is a beautiful sunny day.Today we have had some flurries and ice-crystals in the air. This Pine Siskin is surrounded. I have a new comer to the feeder! These guys are unknown to me, at least in this plumage. … Continue reading
The fine Rorate has an English version of the interview SSPX Bp. Tissier de Mallerais did with La Stampa. Here is, I think, the salient quote. But do you think of turning back regarding your disagreements [with Rome]? -"No, absolutely … Continue reading
Trends are emerging. Tom Heneghan, on the FaithWorld blog of Reuters, posted an interesting roundup about the fallout after Pope Benedict lifted the excommunications of the SSPX bishops. One of the points he brings up is that one of the … Continue reading