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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
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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: April 2009
From a reader: On Friday, June 19th, 2009, Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bishop Fernândo Rifan (Campos, Brazil) will celebrate a (traditional) Pontifical Solemn Mass at the Throne at the Church of St. Jean Baptiste (East 76th … Read More
Talk about biting the hand that feeds you! I was alerted by a reader to a post by Fr. Mark Mossa, SJ, in Cambridge, MA. Father wrote, with my emphases and comments. I wrote a post a while back in … Read More
A reader alerted me to a letter of His Excellency Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Steubenville about Friday penance. This is post on the website of the Diocese of Steubenville and the letter was to be read before … Read More
From CNA: Notre Dame to hold Eucharistic procession this Sunday South Bend, Ind., Apr 23, 2009 / 05:57 am (CNA).- The procession will be led by Rev. Patrick Neary, Rector of Moreau Seminary. [Not Fr. Jenkins?] It is co-sponsored by … Read More
Have you heard of, or have you ever used C-Fam as a pro-life resource? This is the Catholic Family and Human Right Institute (c-fam.org). The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute is urgently seeking donations to support its Friday Fax, … Read More
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From the website of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend My emphases and comments. Statement to the faithful April 21, 2009 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Recently, Father John Jenkins, CSC, [Pres. of Notre Dame… Shame] in a … Read More
From a reader: Recently, after reading this post on traditional Catholicism, I posted the link on Facebook and got into a debate with a few friends of mine. Basically, it boiled down to the following three questions: [there were three … Read More
From a reader: Una Voce Quad Cities is happy to announce a Workshop for the Laity in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the “Latin Mass”), Saturday, June 13, 2009 (the feast of St. Anthony of Padua) at St. … Read More
Are you a citizen of the United States of America? Are you irritated by the erroneous claims made about the separation of Church and state used to justify the total exclusion of references to God (at least in a Judeo-Christian … Read More
From a reader: A bit related to your post about seeking Confirmation from another diocese, I was wondering what you thought of seeking out the sacrament of Confirmation for my children before they receive Holy Communion for the first time. … Read More
The Garabandal visionary Mari Loli Lafleur has died in Boston after a long illness. Garabandal still does not have approval of the Holy See. Requiescat.
Read this with three points in mind. 1) Pope Benedict has a project for his pontificate to reinvigorate our Catholic identity so that we both can be better Catholics on the road to salvation and also contribute effectively to the … Read More
Once upon when a Cardinal celebrated Holy Mass in one of the Roman Major Basilicas at the Papal Altar it was a special event. Only the Pope could celebrate at those altars. A special bull from the Pope had to … Read More
Today is the 900th anniversary of the death of St. Anselm. His feast day coincides in both the traditional and post-Conciliar calendar.
From National Review comes this piece by Fr. Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute. My emphases and comments. The Catholic Identity CrisisWhat the Georgetown and Notre Dame controversies reveal. By Rev. Robert A. Sirico In his speech this week at … Read More
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In the beautiful St. Colman’s Cathedral of Cobh, Ireland on Easter Monday there was a solemn TLM. As we reported before, Tomás Luis de Victoria’s (1548-1611) Mass O quam gloriosum was be sung by the Dublin Lassus Scholars I was … Read More
From a reader: I would like your advise on something. I am grateful for any time you can give to this. I’ll try to be brief. If the local Ordinary can not feasibly provide Confirmation in the EF can one legitimately … Read More