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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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- ASK FATHER: Why isn’t there a paper book with the Sunday propers in Latin and English?
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- LIVE VIDEO – 15 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Paul, Hermit (Intention: benefactors)
- 14 January – Festum Asinorum #FeastoftheAss Day!
- Daily Rome Shot 50
- Various prayers or “Orationes diversae” in the traditional Missale Romanum
- WDTPRS: Collect for the Votive Mass “to beg the grace of dying well”
- LIVE VIDEO – 13 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Baptism of the Lord (Intention: benefactors)
- Daily Rome Shot 49
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- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies – Part III
- ASK FATHER: Help for a blind priest who wants to learn the Traditional Latin Mass – UPDATED
- LIVE VIDEO – 12 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Votive for the grace of a good death
- “Ab arbore autem fici discite parabolam…”
- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies – Part II
- ASK FATHER: Baptism by immersion but water didn’t touch the head
- LIVE VIDEO – 11 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Votive for whatever necessity
- Daily Rome Shot 47
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- LIVE VIDEO – 9 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Holy Family
- Daily Rome Shot 46
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- ASK FATHER: What is the Church’s role in creating the cancel culture?
- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies
- LIVE VIDEO – 9 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday
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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: 6 April 2009
This story from The Times is of interest to both the kooky and the well-balanced alike! My emphases and comments. From The TimesApril 6, 2009Knights Templar hid the Shroud of Turin, says Vatican Richard Owen in Rome Medieval knights hid … Continue reading
From a reader: Having entered Holy Week I’m confronted with an annual problem. What do we do with blessed Palms received on Palm Sunday, or the crosses made with them? They dry out through the week and, inevitably, pile up … Continue reading
On the blog of the Acton Institute Fr. Robert Sirico has posted his letter to Fr. Jenkins, Pres. of the University of Notre Shame. My emphases and comments. Dear Fr. Jenkins: You are, no doubt, being inundated with letters, phone … Continue reading
Sadly I report that an Austin, TX media outlet has posted that the body of the missing Fr. Eurest has been found. Please pray for him.
Every year I get e-mails about priests who will not hear confessions during the Triduum, especially on Good Friday. They say the directions in the Missal forbid confessions. Wrong. Some priests, liturgical experts, and even diocesan liturgy offices wrongly claim … Continue reading
A reader alerted me to this piece in the Ave Herald: My emphases and comments in this excerpt. Fr. Tatman: "We’re Off to a Wonderful Start" Tuesday, 31 March 2009 08:34 It was not a typical parish appointment, and … Continue reading
A reader sent this interesting bit. While browsing through my parish’s historical archives (i.e., the closet for all the stuff that no one knows what to do with,) I came across a copy of the parish’s Holy Week schedule from … Continue reading
Do you remember that Holy Mass for Palm Sunday was going to be celebrated in Providence, RI, in the Braga Rite? Photos.
In your goodness would you pray for an intention? Please pray for Father Robert Parent in Lewiston, Maine. Apparently he collaspsed during Mass on Palm Sunday and was taken to hospital. He is the only priest in the state of … Continue reading
In The Telegraph we find this piece with some good news… and some errors. My emphases and comments. Priests stop [is that a use of the imperative?] saying ‘good morning’ to their congregationsCatholic priests have stopped [apparently not…] saying "good … Continue reading
I was pretty irritated by the choice of the Belgian Parliament to chastise Pope Benedict, who – besides being a religious leader is a head of state. It is remarkable to me that a government which has such a notorious … Continue reading
From a reader: Perhaps others have already contacted you about this, but I believe you could be very helpful in this and therefore, I will bring it to your attention also. Today, the coalition of students against President Obama’s invitation … Continue reading
A kind reader sent the following transcript of the exchange between Chris Wallace and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who has just been received into the Catholic Church. Congressional Quarterly has posted a transcript of “Fox News Sunday,” … Continue reading