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- #ASonnetADay – 50. “How heavy do I journey on the way…”
- A way to get at the Most Holy Trinity from C.S. Lewis
- LIVE VIDEO – 30 September 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Jerome
- A Roman Mystery: The Lost Tomb of St. Jerome
- WWII Bomb discovered in central Rome
- Remind me. Whose administration went after the Little Sisters of the Poor?
- #ASonnetADay – 49. “Against that time, if ever that time come…”
- REVIEW: Spectacular old NEW books for children’s preparation for Confession and Communion. Beautiful, traditional!
- LIVE VIDEO – 29 September 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Michael the Archangel
- ASK FATHER: Giving money to Peter’s Pence
- 29 Sept: St. Michael, Angels, and chapel veils
- 911 emergency phone system was down in Minnesota. Wherein Fr. Z muses.
- #ASonnetADay – 48. “How careful was I when I took my way…”
- LIVE VIDEO – 28 September 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Wenceslaus
- #ASonnetADay – 47. “Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took…”
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 17th after Pentecost (NO: 26th Ordinary) 2020
- LIVE VIDEO – 27 September 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – Traditional Latin Mass – 17th Sunday after Pentecost & Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels
- #ASonnetADay – 46. “Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war…”
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- Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre remains translated and VIDEO of Pontifical Mass
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- REVIEW: 2021 TLM Ordo from the FSSP
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- ASK FATHER: Priest says “I absolve you from ALL your sins”. Invalid?
- LIVE VIDEO – 26 September 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – Traditional Latin Mass – Ember Saturday & Prayer for Government
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- @MassimoFaggioli attacks Judge Amy Coney Barrett and has his “beans” handed back to him
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- LIVE VIDEO – 25 September 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – Traditional Latin Mass – Ember Friday
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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: March 2009
There is an article/interview in the Boston Globe with Denver’s Archbishop, Most. Rev. Charles Chaput. This is not quite prompt, since it refers to 17 March, but it was on the Globe’s site on the 29th. From the blog of … Continue reading
This is in about Archbishop Dolan’s reaction to the coming appearance of Pres. Obama at the Univ. of Notre Dame. From Milwaukee’s TMJ4. Archbishop Dolan: Notre Dame Made a "Big Mistake"By Tim Lethlean Archbishop Timothy Dolan appeared on Today’s TMJ4’s … Continue reading
I noticed this on Rinascimento Sacro. The great Msgr. Bux has given a conference on the liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council. You can read it in Italian.
In a sort of op-ed cage-match, the Chicago Tribune has back to back editorials on the topic of Notre Dame University’s invitation to President Obama. One is in favor, the other against. One is by Doug Kmiec, the other by … Continue reading
On a distasteful note, in Brisbane, Australia, the way-out-there Peter Kennedy is splitting a group even farther from Holy Church and taking it on the road. My emphases and comments. This is from ABC: A controversial church congregation in South … Continue reading
It is Passion Sunday. From this onward our custom in the Latin Church is to veil statues and many images. Are the images in your church veiled? You might send photos (as attachments). UPDATE: In case anyone wonders why we … Continue reading
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There is talk that the papal spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, may be replaced soon. Fr. Lombardi is not only papal spokesman, but also head of Vatican Radio. I believe he also has a job in the Jesuit curia. No … Continue reading
From a priest reader: During the Easter Vigil in the ordinary form, when are the lights of the church supposed to be turned on? Ourcustom has been to turn the lights on after the third "Christ our Light"; the rubrics … Continue reading
Most movies are garbage. Some are good. Few are worthy of being carried forward. Which movies/films (not the same) would you desire to see a GOOD… GOOD sequel? Off hand I can think of… Master and Commander (NB: I have … Continue reading
It seems to me that we should have quite a bit of discussion of this dreadful development. It would be a really bad idea for protesters to make asses of themselves, or disrupt the actual event at Notre Dame when … Continue reading
If you were a Cardinal of Holy Roman Church before they started hacking away at the cappa magna and eliminating this and that, … say you were Desiré-Félicien-François-Joseph S.R.E. Card. Mercier (+1926), Archbishop of Mechelen, Cardinal-Priest of S. Pietro in … Continue reading
On an early episode of Battlestar Galactica, the new and embattled president observes that if the human race was going to survive, people better start having babies. We know that a lot of priests and bishops are rather silent about … Continue reading
His Eminence Daniel Card. DiNardo has something to say about the lifting of the SSPX excommunications and the visit of President Obama to the University of Notre Dame. This is in the Texas Catholic Herald. My emphases and comments. A … Continue reading