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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”
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- 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: 5 January 2010
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Once again we hear that we need a greater use of technology… blah blah… Okay, let’s do that. What is the projected budget for the U.S.? How much money would it take to change the way we approach and actually … Continue reading
I have had over a dozen e-mail requests for my predictions for 2010. I’ll dash off a few just for fun! Animi caussa! The TLM will continue to get traction as aging-hippies leave the scene and younger priests with less … Continue reading
Here is a quick PODCAzT which includes a conversation over skype with His Hermeneuticalness himself, Fr. Timothy Finigan, parish priest in Blackfen, Kent. Then I go on with multiple digressions about a special blessings in the pre-Conciliar Rituale Romanum for … Continue reading
Lest we get too involved with our oh-so-difficult problems in our parishes or dioceses…. From AsiaNews: Underground Bishop of Xiwanzi dies, security tightened for funeralby Zhen Yuan Although the area is under heavy snow, thousands of faithful are expected for … Continue reading
A reader sent me this serious yet amusing bit: The following hoaxes/myths will be exposed in 2010: Manmade global warmingAtheistic evolutionRelativism is the only absoluteAbortion is "health care"Nobody can do health care better than the governmentA Catholic can be pro-choiceThe government … Continue reading
Do you have some good news to pass along to otherwise shell-shocked readers? I will start it off. It turns out that after lots of tests my mother does not have bone cancer after all. Pretty good news.
From a reader: I purchased an iPhone this weekend, and have downloaded the ibreviary so far it works great. I was wondering if it would be appropriate to use my ibreviary during adoration. I typically will bring along one of … Continue reading
Sometimes it seems that the trajectory of your life is to serve a a warning to otheres not to go down the same path you took. His rebus dictis, there is a truly bizarre dust up in France in a … Continue reading
Watch for a lot more of this in the future. From CNA: Malaysian protesters and hackers target Catholic newspaper after ‘Allah’ ruling Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan 5, 2010 / 04:08 am (CNA).- Following the Malaysian High Court’s approval of a … Continue reading
The always interesting Rorate as well as the experts of liturgical eye-candy NLM, not to mention the Italian site messainlatino.it all get my biretta tip for this. I share it here to make it known to a wider group of … Continue reading