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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: 23 February 2010
From a reader: Hi, Father. It is rather interesting that after dropping the priests from their cruises, Celebrity now has this PR nightmare of 350 people sick on their cruise ship! http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/02/22/1494621/cruise-line-300-sick-aboard-ship.html And no priest to give anyone Last Rites!
Time to search the stacks of the good theological library at St Paul Seminary in St Paul. In my day this seminary was pretty dreadful, but HUGE improvements have been made. And so… UPDATE: A nice surprise. One of the … Read More
Tonight before heading tovthe library I am taking in an early supper at a very good Chinese spot on the east side if St Paul. Shanghai juicy dumplings. As you can see before even thinking about a photo I ate … Read More
The battles of the curling ice sheets go on.
I don’t recall if this quote was from the book or the movie version of The Count of Montecristo but went the old priest in the prison is giving lessons to Dantes, he says of their relative freedom to carry … Read More
Would you in your charity please say a prayer for priests who are looking for another diocese? I have had several requests on these lines lately. It strikes me that you might lend a spiritual hand, especially in that this … Read More
This is interesting, from RogueClassicism. I wrote about the Roman god Terminus the other day: ante diem vii kalendas martias Traditional end of the Roman year (followed by a period of intercalation) Terminalia — a festival in honour of Terminus, … Read More
From CNA: Bishop-elect Joseph BamberaRelated articles: Vatican City, Feb 23, 2010 / 11:59 am (CNA).- Pope Benedict appointed a replacement today for the diocese left vacant by the unexpected resignation of Bishop Joseph Martino last August. Msgr. Joseph C. Bambera … Read More
That darling of the ever more elderly dissident set, NCR‘s Richard McBrien has a new whine about the new English translation of the Roman Missal… which is coming whether the liberals like it or not. My emphases and comments. The … Read More