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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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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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- ASK FATHER: Why isn’t there a paper book with the Sunday propers in Latin and English?
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- LIVE VIDEO – 15 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Paul, Hermit (Intention: benefactors)
- 14 January – Festum Asinorum #FeastoftheAss Day!
- Daily Rome Shot 50
- Various prayers or “Orationes diversae” in the traditional Missale Romanum
- WDTPRS: Collect for the Votive Mass “to beg the grace of dying well”
- LIVE VIDEO – 13 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Baptism of the Lord (Intention: benefactors)
- Daily Rome Shot 49
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- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies – Part III
- ASK FATHER: Help for a blind priest who wants to learn the Traditional Latin Mass – UPDATED
- LIVE VIDEO – 12 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Votive for the grace of a good death
- “Ab arbore autem fici discite parabolam…”
- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies – Part II
- ASK FATHER: Baptism by immersion but water didn’t touch the head
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- Daily Rome Shot 47
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- Daily Rome Shot 46
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- ASK FATHER: What is the Church’s role in creating the cancel culture?
- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies
- LIVE VIDEO – 9 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday
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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: 4 December 2009
A kind reader recently sent me a bag of Mystic Monk coffee beans. I tried it this morning. This is "Hermit’s Bold Blend". I will have to try a stronger batch tomorrow. I like a pretty sturdy brew. This was … Continue reading
From CNA with emphases and comments: Holy See endorses study analyzing priests’ use of internet Rome, Italy, Dec 4, 2009 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- An international research project is attempting to discover how priests perceive and use the internet. [It’ll … Continue reading
I have never before seen the blog of His Excellency Most Rev. Terence Prendergast, Archbishop of Ottawa, but I think I will return. This is a guy after my own blogging heart. First, I remember reports from a friend of … Continue reading
From a reader: I just wanted to let you know a bit of good news, I served for the first time at a sung TLM this evening at SS Gregory & Augustine Church in Oxford, England. We have so many … Continue reading
For you who are into photography. What software are you using to edit or to create?
I want to direct your attention to an interview on Minnesota Public Radio with the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, His Excellency Most Rev. John Nienstedt. He is interviewed about health care reform and the increasingly audible role of … Continue reading
I was away for a while. Boy, are they glad I’m back! Where ya’ been? Success! Junco. GOT FEED? They eat by your donations! Thanks for your help in the past.
A little humor…
From America Magazine with my emphases and comments. I have a "modest proposal" at the end. The piece was written by Fr. Michael G. Ryan, Rector of St. James Cathedral in Seattle, WA. Here is something about him from the … Continue reading
From a reader: Dear Father,allow me to bring to your (and your readers’) attention a Solemn High Mass (EF) to be celebrated this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2:00pm, at Holy Spirit Church in Lantana, FL. This will be the first such … Continue reading
A reader sent the following: Could you be so kind as to take one minute and send an email card (see below) to the men and women serving our country? It’s so difficult being away from home anytime but especially … Continue reading
On the site of National Public Radio there is an audio story about the fact that strong Catholic bishop are beginning to regain their voice in the public square. My emphases and comments: On Social Issues, Bishops Flex Political Muscle … Continue reading
His Hermeneuticalness, the great Fr. Finigan, who would be a very good choice as a bishop, posted this about the resignation about his own ordinary, Kevin McDonald, Archbishop of Southwark. The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral … Continue reading
An alert reader noticed the following on the Vatican’s website: 24 Thursday Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord Vatican Basilica, at 22.00 CAPPELLA PAPALE Midnight Mass Interesting.