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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
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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
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 … Read More
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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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
From a reader: I have a question about confession, …. When I went this morning, the priest heard my sins and then said, "I forgive you your sins in the name of…" instead of the usual "I absolve you from … Read More
From CNA. My emphases and comments. Hillary Clinton leaves flowers for Our Lady of Guadalupe, asks ‘Who painted it?’ Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 27, 2009 / 04:59 pm (CNA).- During her recent visit to Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary … Read More
One of the funniest TV shows I have ever seen is Yes, Minister and its sequel Yes, Prime Minister. Over at Catholic Culture Conservation I was reminded of one of the best commentaries on religious modernists I have ever heard. … Read More
According to the Bollettino, from 30 March – 1 April at the Vatican there will be a summit on important questions concerning the Church in China. The first session (did we hear much about it?) was 11-12 March, which considered … Read More
From His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence, RI, in the 12 Feb 2009 Rhode Island Catholic. My emphases. WITHOUT A DOUBTMy Interview with President Obama Posted Feb 12, 2009 BY BISHOP THOMAS J. TOBIN (The … Read More
CNA has this story: Record flood causes Catholic Charities North Dakota to call on priests Fargo, N.D., Mar 27, 2009 / 05:50 pm (CNA).- Flooding has reached ‘code red’ status in parts of Fargo as river levels eclipse a 1897 … Read More
From the utra-dissenting National Catholic Reporter… an editorial. My emphases and comments: Politicizing Communion harms interests of the churchMar. 26, 2009By THOMAS PATRICK MELADY It was only a few decades ago that no one questioned a fellow Catholic’s decision either … Read More
There was an editorial in The Lancet about the Pope’s remarks on Africa, AIDS and condoms. My emphases and comments. Editorial The Lancet, Volume 373, Issue 9669, Page 1054, 28 March 2009 Redemption for the Pope? The Lancet The … Read More
It’s Friday in Lent I have two audio projects of readings of the Stations of the Cross The Way of the Cross – Joseph Ratzinger (Good Friday – 2005) Way of the Cross by St. Alphonsus Liguori (voice and with … Read More
The new issue of the Newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee for Divine Worship is out. Two articles are of greater interest to WDTPRSers. First, there is "Now is the Time for Catechesis on the Roman Missal". We must prepare for … Read More