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- The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clerics who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds.
St. John Eudes
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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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- Card. Sarah wrote about Joseph Ratzinger and Sacred Liturgy… has the article been “cancelled”?
- The Synod on Synodality (“walking together on walking togetherity”) tackles the problem of its own CO2 emissions
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- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 16th Sunday after Pentecost (N.O.: 24th) 2023 – 3rd Sunday in the “Season of Creation”
- Adventures in Sunday Worship: St. Anne’s and the Season of Creation
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- From “The Private Diary of Bishop F. Atticus McButterpants” – 23-09-07 – Annual priest convocation
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- WDTPRS – 16th Sunday after Pentecost: We need grace so as not to fail in the vocations God entrusts to us
- 15 September: Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary – The “Our Lady of Sorrows Project”
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- REMEMBER! There’s only ONE expression of the Roman Rite. You can’t have your Vetus! It’s all Novus! All the time!
- Clarifications clarify the clarity of the clearness clarified.
- Card. Müller calls the October Synod (“walking together”): “the great hour of manipulation”
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- Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ, leaves La Civiltà Cattolica to become “Under-Secretary” at Dicastery for Culture and Education
- 14 September: Exaltation of the Cross and Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- Thursday 14 September – a good menu choice – BASIL PESTO
- From “The Private Diary of Bishop F. Atticus McButterpants” – 23-09-12 – Request that relic of St. Jude’s Arm be brought to Diocese of Libville
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- Now THAT’S what I call “concelebration”!
- Ed Pentin, the best working Vaticanista in Rome, has a must read post at his blog by José Antonio Ureta
- A message from Bp. Strickland
- 12 September – Feast of the Holy Name of Mary and anniversary of the Battle of Vienna (1683)
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- Rumors of a forced-resignation attack on Bp. Joseph Strickland from ROME
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Let us pray…
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: November 2009
I see that Damian Thompson has his blade sharpened: My emphases and comments: November 30th, 2009 Happy 40th birthday, Novus Ordo! It is 40 years ago today since the New Mass of Paul VI was introduced into our parishes, writes … Read More
Today is my day trip to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center! I had been here many years ago. how things have changed! I did enjoy the Rocket Park. I thought the Soviet era Soyuz was pretty interesting. And … Read More
Do any of you have an iPhone and have iBreviary installed? I do. I don’t know if any of you have the same experience, but I don’t think it is being updated. More often than not, I refresh and there … Read More
Some recent posts: NYT Op-Ed on 40 years of the Novus Ordo Whatever it is we’re doin’… ain’t workin’! My view of Benedict’s XVI’s sermon for 1st Vespers in this new liturgical year Australia: Holy See tells https://wdtprs.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpCatholic diocese not … Read More
As you start your new work week, tell us all some of your good news.
I understand that Fr. Rawley Myers has died. Requiescat in pace.
I understand that Fr. Robert Fox has passed away on (U.S.) Thanksgiving Day. May he rest in peace. Fr. Fox was a great apostle of Our Lady of Fatima and her message.
Every once in a while, walking about in Rome you come across a forlorn little ex-church or chapel, now serving as a nightclub or art gallery or worse. It’s like something out of a cartoon. I know of a once … Read More
Yes, you read that correctly. I picked up this story from an Australian source theage.com.au. I get the sense that, in the past, the local Catholic diocese in Victoria had allowed Anglicans to have ordinations in a My emphases and … Read More
Our friend John Sonnen at Orbis Catholicus has posted a nice photo of one of the purple dalmatics made for the pontificate of Benedict XVI. These are the purple vestments used at Vespers at the beginning of Advent. Here is … Read More
In no special order here are a few images and notes from Florida and a maternal visit. I made some spaghetti … nothing special. Just good ingredients combined and presented in simplicity. Nice to have fresh basil off a plant … Read More
You may know that when he was Archbishop of Munich, Pope Benedict gave series of sermons on the Sundays of Advent. He has spent significant time reflecting on this season. But year and each change in our lives, changes our … Read More
I don’t know how many times my own proposals, or those of others I have heard about, were rejected because of "young people". "No, no. We have to do [FILL IN BLANK] for young people". Pretty much you know in … Read More
From the op-ed page of Hell’s Bible comes this from a name that some of you will recognize NEW YORK TIMES OPINION By KENNETH J. WOLFEPublished: November 29, 2009 Washington WALKING into church 40 years ago on this first Sunday … Read More
I don’t know, but does this seem like a pretty good summation to you?
You may have seen that the Holy Father has a new ferula, in place of the older one from the time of Bl. Pius IX. Pope Benedict began his pontificate using the staff of the late John Paul II. Then … Read More
I received this by e-mail from a reader in the UK. I think he puts it well: Dear Father Z I feel moved to comment on the furore concerning Bishop Tobin and Senator Kennedy, <font color="#ff0000"><b>[Representative or Congressman Kennedy. The … Read More
An oldie PODCAzT about an Advent hymn. As I wrote back then: I decided during Advent to drill into the hymns in the Liturgia Horarum. We begin today with the hymn for Vespers called Conditor alme siderum, with its variation … Read More
Under my entry about the group of political hacks, faux Catholics called Catholic Democrats (aka Sycophantic Toadies), I offered the following: ALL: You will have read in the main entry that Sycophantic Toadies will even write your letter to the … Read More