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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: 24 September 2009
I don’t have the time and energy to do the translation at the moment, but I thought I would help get this interesting piece from Fides et Forma His Eminence Cardinal Castrillon, former President of the Pont. Comm. Ecclesia Dei … Read More
Our friends over at NLM have a really good entry about sources for unbleached beeswax candles used for Requiem Masses. Here is the post: Sourcing Unbleached Beeswax Altar Candles One of our priestly readers wrote in with the question of … Read More
In his weekly column on the site of the weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese, The Catholic Spirit, His Excellency Most Rev. John Nienstedt the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has some observations about health care. My emphases and comments. … Read More
I found this at The Catholic Key: Archbishop Naumann Responds to Sebelius’ WaPo Interview Claim Last week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sat down for an interview with the Washington Post. When asked about last year’s request by Kansas City, Kansas … Read More
The affliction many people experience each week in church from the music choices and choosers is not limited to the Anglophone world. You should hear the stuff they play in churches in Italy. You feel like you are drowning in … Read More
From WorldNetDaily there are some comments about Pres. Obama’s "Science Czar" John Holdren. Obama science czar John Holdren stated in a college textbook he co-authored that in conditions of emergency, compulsory abortion would be sustainable under the U.S. Constitution, even … Read More
From a reader in Sweden about the TV transmission on the SSPX Bp. Williamson thing: A brief report from Sweden regarding the documentary from Sweden, yesterday evening. The documentary "Uppdrag granskning" was mostly a boring failure: very, very little was … Read More
First and foremost, I want you all to know that last Monday I said Mass for the intention of benefactors, including those who have been good enough to make donations or send things from the wish list. Therefore, thanks are … Read More
Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham. The great p.p. of Brighton, Fr. Ray Blake of St. Mary Magadalen has this great post: The Wrecks of Walsingham [attributed to Sir Philip Howard] In the wrecks of WalsinghamWhom should … Read More
The other day I posted that His Excellency Most Rev. Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, spoke in Washington DC. He said in clear terms that Catholic politicians who publicly commit scandal by promoting immoral policies also contrary to … Read More
Once more controversy is stirred around SSPX Bp. Williamson and the Holy See’s Press Office. What did X, Y, Z know and when did they know it? Check Rorate and the Italian site Fides et Forma here and here and … Read More