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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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Monthly Archives: March 2010
How anti-Catholic is Newsweek? They published a piece by Richard McBrien. As you read this keep in mind a couple things. First, Richard McBrien is a liberal dissident. He detests Pope Benedict. That is what his following dreck is about. … Read More
The former Archbishop of San Francisco, now CDF Prefect, His Eminence William Card. Levada, offered a piece to his former archdiocesan newspaper about the recent controversies. His Eminence is now the head of the Vatican dicastery that handles the cases … Read More
It’s war between the Times and Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York. Archbp. Dolan has posted a strong statement on his blog about the recent mistreatment of the Pope and the Catholic by the New York Times (aka Hell’s Bible). … Read More
There is a press release from the Diocese of Brooklyn about the New York Times’s (aka Hell’s Bible) concerted attacks on Pope Benedict and the Catholic Church. My emphases and comments. Bishop DiMarzio Calls Upon the Priests and Parishionersto Besiege … Read More
Just a reminder about how everyone must question the veracity and motives behind all reporting by the New York Times (aka Hell’s Bible). A few days ago I posted – and many others have now posted – a statement by … Read More
UPDATE: NBC APOLOGIZES FOR MSNBC’S HIT ON POPE March 30, 2010 NBC apologized today for an article on MSNBC’s website entitled, “Pope Describes Touching Boys: I Went Too Far.” The article that readers accessed after clicking on it actually had … Read More
Last week I gave a parish mission on the Four Last Things. As some of you readers might guess, I placed certain emphases on the existence of hell and desirability if avoiding it. This comes from the acceptable weekly National … Read More
COLLECT (2002MR): Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, da nobis ita dominicae passionis sacramenta peragere, ut indulgentiam percipere mereamur. This prayer was in the 1962MR on Tuesday of Holy Week. It was in the Hadrianum and Paduenese of the ancient Gregorian Sacramentary for … Read More
If any of you have a subscription to the ultra-liberal dissenting – dying – National Catholic Reporter I suggest that you cancel it now. Urge your parish’s pastor to cancel as well. Get it out of our churches. Take a … Read More
In the paper of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, site of the Three Days of Darkness… er um… the 2010 "Catholic" "Education" Congress there is a wrap up of precious moments from their gatherings. Here is a taste. Sunday morning … Read More
Over at His Hermeueticalness’s place I picked up a video from Michael Voris. Watch this and then take the POLL. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUbCt-7XE3E] Okay…. now that you have watched that, here is a WDTPRS poll. Make your best choice. Feel free to … Read More
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This is interesting. This comes from the Catholic Anchor from Anchorage, Alaska. My emphases and comments. Setting the record straight in the case of abusive Milwaukee priest Father Lawrence Murphy Then-presiding judge for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee gives first-person account … Read More
Is it time to talk about a Manhattan Blognic? Someone suggested perhaps Easter Monday.
I haven’t been able to post about the Feeder, which is nevertheless visible on the Z-CAM. When I am on the road I will sometimes post about birds from other sources. For example, here is a fine Christological Goldfinch from … Read More
It occurs to me that coming up in April Catholics in the US (and elsewhere) could have a good way to show support for His Holiness Pope Benedict. At 1:00 pm on 24 April at the National Shrine of the … Read More
From Rorate: The blog Osservatore Vaticano reports that Cardinal Hummes of the Congregation of the Clergy has rejected — with unusual speed — the appeal lodged by the Abbe Francis Michel against his sudden dismissal from the curacy of the … Read More
From the official WDTPRS parodohymnologist, Tim Ferguson, comes insightful gloss prepared a couple years ago about the liturgical abuse so many people see on Holy Thursday. A Holy Thursday Reflection on “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” by Lew Brown, … Read More
I approved a whole raft of registrations. Sorry it took me so long. I have been busy. I didn’t approve all of them, however. HINT: It helps if you add some note about yourself when you register. And I don’t … Read More