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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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Daily Archives: 16 June 2009
Quite a few interesting people are here at Acton University. There are people from 40 countries, including Nepal. There are many denominations and faiths. This is perhaps the most authentically ecumenical gathering I have ever been to. There are many … Read More
Last year I attended the fascinating Acton University, held annually by the Acton Institute. It was so good, the people so interesting and happy, that I am back for more. More later!
UPDATE: By now you have seen the news. Vatican Designates Cathedral of Saint Paul as National Shrine The Vatican has designated the Cathedral of Saint Paul to be the first national shrine in honor of the Apostle Paul. This special … Read More
Now that the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul Minnesota has been made the National Shrine of St. Paul in this Year of St. Paul…. … what are some of the other National Shrines? In the USA? In your … Read More
More social communications news from the Vatican! MySpace, Facebook users at Vatican hit firewalls By Carol GlatzCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Vatican employees are now banned from accessing some social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace while at … Read More
A priest and seminarians were killed in Mexico. Please beg God’s mercy for them and for anyone who dares to raise a hand against the Lord’s annointed.
Here is a very brief review of a book I received, The Death of a Pope by Piers Paul Read, published by Ignatius Press. He was the author also of Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors and also Hell … Read More
OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS VATICAN CITY, 16 JUN 2009 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, as archbishop of Colombo (area 3,838, … Read More
From a reader: I’ve read in several places, and heard at the time, that the twice-yearly papal Urbi et Orbi blessing grants forgiveness of all sin, and that there is a plenary indulgence attached to it. If the former is … Read More
From a reader comes a good question: Do the spiritual concessions attached to a privileged altar still apply? I heard from a priest that they no longer do. If a pastor of a church suspects his high altar was (or is) … Read More
From ZENIT with my emphases and comments: Pius X Society: Restructuring of Ecclesia Dei ImminentFaces Threat of New Excommunications in Germany By Kris Dmytrenko TORONTO, JUNE 15, 2009 (Zenit.org).- An announcement that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith … Read More