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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: May 2009
I need help from readers for a question sent via e-mail. I cannot find my copy of The Raccolta with Latin and English texts of prayers which at one time had been conceded indulgences. Someone asked my for a Latin … Read More
From a priest reader: Have you ever come across a vessel designed for bringing the Precious Blood to the sick? I have a parishioner to whom I regularly bring communion, but she is now on an absolutely no gluten diet, … Read More
Pres. Obama announced his nomination to replace Justice Souter on the SCOTUS: Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. From what I am hearing and reading, she seems pretty far to the left. She is certainly not … Read More
Last evening I listened to part of an audiobook, a recording by Simon Vance of one of the Aubrey/Maturin series, the 5th in the series, Desolation Island. This book has a few of the best passages in the entire series. … Read More
Eternal Light is a new blog, originating from the Holy Land. It provides reflections in Mandarin Chinese.
From a reader comes a 1st Holy Communion photo at Mission San Juan Bautista in California.
From a reader some helpful information about the availability of TLMs in the Philadelphia area this summer. Helpful for travelers too. Traditional Latin Mass at the Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy6398 Drexel RoadPhiladelphia, PA 19151on First Fridays and First … Read More
It was a nearly perfect afternoon at the Sabine Farm today. I had a friend over to enjoy a leisurely late lunch of trouts, a fennel au gratin, sweet corn with a little garish of roasted red peppers. I prepared … Read More
In your charity please pray for the soul of Msgr. Mario Marini, a friend of mine, who died on Sunday morning. He died of cancer, which had metastasized aggressively. Msgr. Marini was the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" … Read More
A priest reader sent the following about a TLM training seminary for priests in Chicago. Dear Fr. Z, Here is a synopsis of my experience for the Extraordinary Form Workshop conducted by the Canon Regulars of St. John Cantius. We … Read More
As the Sabine trees flower, the bees are getting busy! The Sabine chapel apple is emitting a low mmmmm. Miss Honey. We have Sabine hives. I will be blessing them soon. O Lord God Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth! … Read More
I found some mussels on sale yesterday! I have done very little interesting cooking for quite a while, so I was delighted at the price and the look of these critters. Time for one of my favs… spaghetti, or in … Read More
Please in your charity today pray for His Eminence Paul Augustine Card. Mayer, OSB. It is his birthday today: 98 years old, making him the oldest Cardinal. He was the first President of Pont. Comm. "Ecclesia Dei". His Eminence has … Read More
Take a moment to check out this entry on the new DVD from the Benedictive monks at Le Barroux in France. If you are having a hard time figuring out how to order the DVD you can get help via … Read More
From CNA. I haven’t seen the Italian yet. Vatican newspaper finally reports on U.S. bishops’ criticism of Obama, Notre Dame Vatican City, May 22, 2009 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- The Vatican daily newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, which has faced criticism from … Read More
A reader, PR of Adelaide, alerted me to the following from Ille Curator News Service. I have a few qualms about the details in this report, but here is the story with my emphases and comments. Western Emperor Excommunicated by … Read More
You can invite EIGHT people to join you for a leisurely weekend. Call it a shooting party ala Gosford Park. There will be slow and well-paced meals and, of course pre-prandials. Since you are at the WDTPRS county manor (on … Read More
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