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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: 7 February 2009
It may be that the obvious shoe has dropped and that Bp. Williamson has been retired so that he won’t be an obstacle. Rorate has this interesting story. The Turning Tide: Four SSPX Bishops send joint letter to the Pope … Read More
From a reader: I know you are busy but I have a quick question regarding the valid words of absolution in the sacrament of penance. If the priest says the whole formula starting with God the Father of Mercies, … Read More
A reader sent me this photo of a confessional. CLICK the photo to find out how it is being used now! What signal does this send to people about the importance of the sacrament of penance? I’m just askin’…
A few thoughts about Septuagesima and its prayers for Holy Mass, excerpted from articles I wrote for The Wanderer, to which you can subscribe for an online edition. The Roman Station is St. Lawrence outside-the-walls. In the pre-Conciliar calendar the … Read More
This blog, the Journey To A New Pentecost, has posted an editorial printed in the newspaper of the Diocese of Davenport, IA. It is by Keith Soko, Ph.D, who is associate professor of moral theology and chair of the theology … Read More
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First of all… thanks for your patience as I battle with the comments problem. Next, I appreciate the support you are giving to WDTPRS in the Bloggers Choice Awards in the Religious Blog category. It is a bit of a … Read More
And now a reader is seeking to get me killed by asking about children at Mass. My wife and I recently attended a TLM for First Friday, and had an unpleasant experience before Mass. Our 1 year old daughter noticed … Read More
Tracking time is how we track change. It is salutary thing to consider how we are slipping toward the future. Tempus fugit. How do you do it? Do you use a wristwatch? A clock? Just your cellphone? Sundial? Just look … Read More
If you are in Rome or anywhere near, please go to St. Peter’s Square for the Holy Father’s noontime Angelus and show your support. Bring your friends and urge them to bring their families and friends. Support the Pope.
This there a sadder city in North America than Detroit? They have a dreadful pro-abortion "Catholic" governor who has helped to make their state’s economy the worst in the country, they are bleeding businesses and people, the mayor of Detroit… … Read More
Does every network have to have a couple of tame priests? Anyway this odd interview was on ABC. I was alerted to it by a priest friend of mine, Fr. JM. How many flaws in the arguments can you identify?