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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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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 March 2009
I am sure you are dying to know how Penjing is doing. On a nice warm day Penjing is out catching some rays along with the rosemary, basil, thyme, sage and jasmine trees.
From a priest reader: I’m sure you’ve posted on this, but I cannot recall when… I’m interested in who you would suggest to make a vestment, particularly a rose one, so it’s just right. My preference would be either a … Continue reading
There was a very spirited discussion in the last POLL post about Communion in the Hand. There is also an active combox here. The overwhelming response of readers of this blog responded that they prefer to receive normally on the … Continue reading
His Eminence Dario Card. Castrillon Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, had an interview with the Spanish language El Tiempo. He made comments about the lifting of the excommunications of the four SSPX bishops, especially Williamson’s. Card. Castrillon … Continue reading
From The Jerusalem Post, this beggars belief. Western Wall rabbi says pope should not wear cross at siteMar. 17, 2009Matthew Wagner , THE JERUSALEM POST Ahead of Pope Benedict XVI’s May visit to Israel, the rabbi of the Western Wall, … Continue reading
Every day I get notes from people asking me to be their college campus telephone poll, and advertise their TLM celebrations. I am usually happy to do so, of course, especially for new TLMs placed on parish schedules. But I … Continue reading
I had a question from a reader: Do you have any good opinions on beer (in general) or belgian/lambic beer in particular I am in favor of beer, in general, and in particular. I don’t know much about Belgian … Continue reading
This is in from the wire. My emphases and comments. SAfrica protest over new Catholic Mass translation By MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press Writer Michelle Faul, Associated Press Writer – Mon Mar 16, 5:03 pm ET JOHANNESBURG – A new translation … Continue reading
A you all know by now, the Holy Father has proclaimed a special "Year of the Priesthood" beginning 19 June 2009. This coincides with the 150th Anniversary of the death of St. John Vianny, the Curé of Ars, who hitherto … Continue reading
The entry on Communion in the hand, which had photos of a black glove before and after an unconsecrated host was placed on it, has generated a lot of comments. Some people were concerned that experiment the photos showed perhaps … Continue reading
From a reader: Father, I have a question about what happened during all the Masses (OF) this weekend at my local parish. I’m assuming it was the same at the other two because it was advertised, but the Mass … Continue reading