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“He [Satan] will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.”
“Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops.”
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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
- A CANCELLED PRIEST SPEAKS: #00
- ASK FATHER: Are those who must read the Liturgy of the Hours, obliged to read it aloud? Vocal recitation?
- PRAYER REQUEST: Cancelled priests
- Daily Rome Shot 191
- Daily Rome Shot 190
- Happy Birthday @Card_R_Sarah
- That’s not what I expected to see.
- URGENT: Prayers for Fr. Tim Finigan
- Daily Rome Shot 189
- Mass with Francis and Biden nixed
- Daily Rome Shot 188
- ASK FATHER: Can deacons use the Rituale Romanum to bless things?
- CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio – #ZedNet reminder – 13 June ’21
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 3rd Sunday after Pentecost (11th Ordinary – N.O.)
- Daily Rome Shot 187
- WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost: “As soldiers, traveling through enemy territory…”
- NOTA BENE: canceledpriests.org
- @CardJosephZen is exactly right. The Traditional Latin Mass is a powerful force for unity.
- The Synchronized Hearts of Mary and of Jesus
- Daily Rome Shot 186
- An interesting video from a completely trad “personal apostolic administration”
- ASK FATHER: Can we eat meat today, Friday, Feast of the Sacred Heart or must we abstain?
- Intense image of the Sacred Heart and YOU – ACTION ITEM!
- Parents who turn their daughters into quasi-prostitutes
- Daily Rome Shot 185
- PARODY SONG ALERT: Synodal Rock!
- Just to review…
- Daily Rome Shot 184
- REVISITED: Moral Injury, traditional Catholics and burnt out priests
Let us pray…
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 May 2009
From the blog And Sometimes Tea. My emphases: It has been ten years since photographer Michael Clancy, then pro-choice, took some pictures during a fetal surgery that changed his mind about abortion. And that famous picture is still changing minds … Read More
I think we need some happy news!
From The Washington Post we have this slithery piece from Thomas Reese, SJ: Memo to Bishops: Most Catholics Aren’t Listening THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. During the 2008 presidential campaign, there was a steady drumbeat of opposition … Read More
Tolkien fan? Have you watched this yet?The Hunt For Gollum
From a reader. My emphases: I thought you would find the following interesting. I was at a meeting at my NO parish last night and found this small book obviously being used by the youth ccd director. I’m sure it … Read More
Grrr. Vatican Swiss Guards consider opening to women By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press Writer Nicole Winfield, Associated Press Writer – Wed May 6, 7:16 am ET VATICAN CITY – The Vatican’s Swiss Guards will swear in 32 new recruits Wednesday … Read More
A reader sent a question. I consulted a canonist for the answer: Can you discuss the role that parishes play for most Catholics in worship? In particular, I wanted to know the duty that people had to join their territorial … Read More
Have you ever seen a priest/celebrant during Mass receive Communion after everyone else? I have. And the answer I was given was… I am not making this up… "It is rude not to serve your guests first." No kidding. The … Read More
The April Newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worship is out. There is an interesting article about the new printing of the Missale Romanum. There are corrections of spelling, grammatical and typographical errors. Holy See Issues Emended Missale Romanum, … Read More
The April Newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worship is out. Inter alia there is an article entitle, "Ten Questions on Influenza/Swine Flu and the Liturgy" After Q&A about how influenza is transmitted, in #8 we are told that … Read More
I mentioned the other day that I had seen Mr. Indigo Bunting. This morning he showed up again on the farther feeder, but I had the camera with the zoom handy. He thinks he is an Oriole… In the meantime, … Read More
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