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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: 20 October 2009
Did any of you hear Richard Dawkins on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show tonight? It was interesting to hear Hewitt, the lawyer, pick Dawkins apart on the level of his reasoning and evidence. In any event, I found Dawkin’s argument against … Continue reading
I would like to ask your prayers for an intention. I received this e-mail from a couple I have known for some years. I baptized one of their children. This is from a mother of three whose husband, a Marine … Continue reading
I was pleased to see that His Hermeneuticalness picked up on a couple videos posted on Youtube. One is a blurb from the Vatican’s TV service about the presser in Rome. Note that the Vatican’s announcer mispronounced Card. Levada’s name. … Continue reading
Just a note of thanks to readers who have made donations lately, especially for the bird feeding fund. I was able to stock up a bit on some feed during a sale and also get a little feeder for the … Continue reading
About the new provisions, ordinariates, for Anglicans… we can always benefit from the thoughts of distinguished canonist Ed Peters: Keep in mind as you think about this provision for Anglicans that the Holy See and the SSPX will soon begin … Continue reading
From a highly placed Anglican/Episcopalian in the USA, I think in the orthodox Anglican Church in North America: I am not familiar with all the various groups of Anglicans out there, I’m afraid. October 20, 2009 We rejoice that … Continue reading
From the website of the USCCB comes a statement of the Conference President, His Eminence Francis Card. George of Chicago. WASHINGTON—Cardinal Francis George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the … Continue reading
The rep of the TAC or Traditional Anglican Communion has a statement about the news from Rome about the ordinariates for Anglicans who want unity with the Catholic Church. With the help of VirtueOnline we read this with my emphases … Continue reading
Here’s a funny one from the ulta-lefty over-the-top dissenting National Catholic Reporter. My emphases and comments. Asia, Oceania women religious offer support to beleaguered U.S. sistersStatement represents a step in global women religious unityOct. 20, 2009By Thomas C. Fox SAMPHRAN, THAILAND … Continue reading
While the Holy See is holding the towels and disinfectant on the banks of the Tiber, – imagine swimming that river! brrrrr – it remains to be seen just how many will swim. There are lots of issues to consider. … Continue reading
I had to laugh at the spin the ultra-lefty dissenting National Catholic Reporter gave to the Anglican Ordinariate story via a "tweet" on Twitter Pope okays new structures to absorb disgruntled Anglican conservatives This isn’t a tweet, it’s a twit! … Continue reading
Some time ago I had to call my phone provider to find out international roaming rates for my phone when in Italy. The person on the other end of the call explained to me that my phone would work (not … Continue reading
The doors to the Church are always open to those wishing to enter. Now there is not only a door open to Anglicans, but also a house full of furniture. The Holy Father will establish ordinariates for Anglicans who wish … Continue reading
Today the Prefect of the CDF, Card. Levada, and the Secretary of the CDW, Archbp. DiNoia, were available in a press briefing at the Holy See Press Office. The Pope is issuing an Apostolic Constitution to create personal ordinariates for … Continue reading