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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.”
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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: June 2009
The funeral of Fr. Tim Vakoc, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and a Military Chaplain wounded in Iraq some years ago, took place today at the Cathedral of St. Paul. His casket borne into the … Read More
A reader sent me the following from the website of the Diocese of Basel, Switzerland. His Excellency Most Rev. Kurt Koch has weighed in with comments in a rather highly amped German-language speaking environment. As you know there is a … Read More
Over at NLM there is a good photo of His Eminence Daniel Card. DiNardo reading Holy Mass ad orientem. The Mass was at the Anglican Use parish Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, Texas.
Friends from Rome are visiting the Sabine Farm. Alas, they must drink my poor Sabine wine rather than the Falernian and Caecuban and Formian they are accustomed to quaff. We do, however, know how to prepare Sabine meats on the … Read More
From a priest reader: I’d like to point out a discrepancy, with the hopes that your wide outreach might bring about a clarification. The discrepancy concerns the closing date for the “Year for Priests”. The Holy Father says [LINK] that … Read More
Our friends at Rorate have put up an English translation of an interview by KNA (Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur) with SSPX Fr. Franz Schmidberer. Fr. Schmidberger was once the Superior of the SSPX and he is presently the SSPX Superior for Germany. … Read More
The Jesuit editors of Amerika Magazine have little clarity about both recent American history or sound theology. This is obvious from their editorial in the 22 June issue. Be prepared for some bad writing here. They are getting worse. Now … Read More
From a reader: Is it okay to attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite when the readings are in the vernacular and taken from the Lectionary for the Ordinary Form? I know this was expressly prohibited before … Read More
Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit has started a blog for the coverage of his trip to Rome to receive the Pallium.
On the French language websit Golias there is an interesting article about the upcoming Motu Proprio which will concern the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei. I don’t have time to translate it for you today. Perhaps some of our French readers … Read More
Do you want to see the liturgical "aids", the booklets published for the closing of the Pauline Year and the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul by the Holy See’s office for the papal liturgies? Sunday 28 June Solemnity of … Read More
From a reader: The year of St. Paul and the year of the priest overlap by 10 days. Assuming the other requirements for obtaining the indulgence are met, is only one confession necessary to obtain more than one plenary indulgence? … Read More
The following is a piece from the May-June Newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worship. It concerns the shifting date of the feast of St. Jane Frances de Chantal. People who are interesting in the TLM, the Extraordinary Use … Read More
This is a season of changes for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. First, let me say that I think His Holiness is trying slowly to restore the CDF to its proper importance. We have seen in recent … Read More
Here is a reworking of a post from last year it includes PODCAzT 36. Today is the Feast of the one whom the Lord called the greatest man ever born of woman. Here is his entry in the new Martyrologium … Read More
Read my take on Amerika‘s 22 June editorial. Response to America Magazine’s Editorial “Community of Disciples” (22 June 2009) It is a sad state of affairs when America Magazine‘s editors can’t even get "subsidiarity" right. After all, it is a … Read More
From a reader: Dear Fr. Z, Happy Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist! Again, I want to thank you for all you do and especially for your clear analysis. I have a question regarding this solemnity. When … Read More
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A website for the Year for Priests: Annus Sacerdotalis. This site is from the Holy See’s Congregation for Clergy.