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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: 17 February 2009
From a priest reader: Everyone is insisting that the SSPX accept Vatican II. Can we insist that everybody accept Trent?
A reader sent a photo of the "Benedictine" arrangement of an altar Manila, at St. Peter the Apostle Church. Apparently this is not permanent, but it is a step in the right direction.
An alert reader sent me this, from The Harvard Salient, a fortnightly student publication. My emphases and comments. Rediscovering Tradition in the Modern Age February 16, 2009 by Brian Pope Benedict wisely reconciles four Lefebvrist bishops By Kevin M. Neylan … Read More
From a reader: ADULT EDUCATION: THE NOVUS ORDO AND THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS The Adult Education Ministry will meet on Monday, February 23rd, at 7PM in the Cody Center. The topic is "The Traditional Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo- The … Read More
The liberals have sensed that the Holy Father is weak right now and they are attacking. Bishops in Austria have risen up against the appointment of a bishop. Several bishops have issued decisions or statements in some way related to … Read More
From time to time… well… pretty often actually, readers send me blurbs written by their parish priest and published in their Sunday bulletin. Let’s have a look at this, from Fr. Patrick Wissman, pastor of Sacred Heart in Bolivar MO. … Read More
First, its the internet… then… bulletin boardslistserversIRCforumsblogsfacebooktwitter Will someone please explain what Plurk is?
From the site is His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan. It should have maximum visibility. Check his site for comments. Parish dispute "goes loud" In late October, one of my parishioners sent an email to various others, including myself, the Archbishop and … Read More
If a visiting priest comes to a parish, or a visiting bishop comes to a diocese, there are formalities to observe. Visitors need approval, tacit or formal. For the most part this approval is truly a mere formality: the visitor … Read More