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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.”
“Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops.”
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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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- UPDATED – 14 August Pontifical Mass at the National Shrine: FORBIDDEN
- Another wrinkle to the meaning of your phone’s “location services”.
- ACTION ITEM! Be a “Custos Traditionis”! Join an association of prayer for the reversal of “Traditionis custodes”.
- “Why, then, would Francis punish those who worship according to the Latin rite?”
- In a picture, a thousand words. Reason #868940 for Summorum Pontificum.
- Daily Rome Shot 229
- It’s not just the numbers right now, it’s the rate of growth.
- VIDEO: On Sunday, Bp. Thomas Tobin of Providence visited the parish entrusted to the FSSP. Terrific. Exemplary.
- Powerful denunciation of Traditionis custodes … by a bishop.
- 26 July: Wherein Fr. Z asks St Ann to: “Soften the hearts of all those who will now be involved with the implementation of Traditionis custodes.”
- Five years ago today.
- Daily Rome Shot 228
- A particular word in the Collect for St. James
- CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio – #ZedNet reminder – 25 July ’21
- Daily Rome Shot 227
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 9th Sunday after Pentecost (17th Ordinary – N.O.)
- Day 9: St. Ann Novena – “With you and Mary and all the saints…”
- Searching for Bobby Fischer’s search for the Catholic Church
- Daily Rome Shot 226
- WDTPRS – 17th Ordinary Sunday: Sin-Teflon and Demon-Kevlar
- ‘Traditionis’: a picture is worth a thousand words. Wherein Fr. Z is deeply moved.
- “Moves against the Latin Mass seems to me typical of a clerical hate towards the laity.”
- Day 8: St. Ann Novena – “Above all, obtain for me the grace…”
- VIDEO: Robert Royal and Fr. Murray on EWTN about ‘Traditionis’
- BISHOP: “Francis used a chainsaw when only a scalpel was needed.”
- Baseball’s Cleveland Indians change name to… guess what….
- BISHOPS! Have you ever seen the pain?
- Day 7: St. Ann Novena – “Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.”
- Latin Mass Society examination of ‘Traditiones Custodes’
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: March 2010
At Holy Innocents in Manhattan there are a few instances of the perfect pew for those who are especially disinclined to a group hug at the "sign of peace".
Hey Bart! From CNA with my emphases and comments: Executive order on abortion funding won’t stand, Washington Post columnist says Washington D.C., Mar 29, 2010 / 06:56 am (CNA).- Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker has denied that President Obama’s executive … Read More
Now this is a good day’s work. From First Things with my emphases and comments. Mar 29, 2010 George Weigel The sexual and physical abuse of children and young people is a global plague; its manifestations run the gamut from … Read More
I have said that it might be necessary for us to just endure the kicking for a while. That doesn’t mean that the Pope has to endure it. In the course of a discussion with a priest friend tonight I … Read More
Mo Dowd of Hell’s Bible is also never clever. She did, however, come up with this one all by herself! Yup, we need a Nope. A nun who is pope. Hmmm.. what rhymes with nope… ?
Do you all remember the Holy Father’s words from his sermon at the "inaugural" Mass for his pontificate? My dear friends – at this moment I can only say: pray for me, that I may learn to love the Lord … Read More
If in following all the other great news about the Church these days you happened to miss this, take some time and have a look at Sandro Magister’s new piece about the Legionaries of Christ. Legionaries. The "Nomenklatura" That Must … Read More
From a CNA wrap up about the Pope’s sermon for Palm Sunday with my emphases: During his homily, the Holy Father emphasized that being Christian means “considering the way of Jesus Christ as the just way for being men – … Read More
Richard Dawkins is closing in on "punch line" status. My friend the great pastor of Blackfen, His Hermeneuticalness has an excellent comment about Dawkin’s latest attack. Goebbels redivivus Damian Thompson today has a quotation from Richard Dawkins about the Holy … Read More
I thought this was unusual. An ad on an NYC subway car.
Did you have a sung Passion?
Over at CMR we may have seen the coining of a new term. New? Old? I don’t know, but it is good. Liturgesy: Heresy expressed in the form of Liturgy We are treated to this, from the closing of the … Read More
Some analysis from the UK by Damian Thompson with my emphases and comments: Some liberal Catholics are thinking: It’s payback time, Ratzinger! By Damian Thompson There is still no good evidence that Pope Benedict XVI is seriously implicated in the … Read More
WARNING! Episcopal gloves and… …baklava.
It chilly breezy in Manhattan today, but sunny. It is nice to stretch the legs.
GO TO CONFESSION! Stow the excuses. Examine your conscience. Go.
Before reading more, read this if you haven’t done so already: A magisterium of nuns Now from CNA with my emphases and comments… Planned Parenthood head thanks religious sisters for ‘critical support’ of health care bill Washington D.C., Mar 27, … Read More
What Does the Prayer Really Say? Palm Sunday – Station: St. John Lateran Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. The Sacred Triduum (triduum from tres dies – “three day space”) were once days of obligation when people … Read More
In Robert Graves I, Claudius, the old emperor decides to let Nero be his heir knowing well that Nero will be so bad that people will cry for reform and the Republic to return. In his cups, the old Claudius … Read More
This is via Damian Thompson: Cardinal Ratzinger acted powerfully against abusers, says Archbishop Vincent Nichols By Damian Thompson At last – Archbishop Vincent Nichols, writing in The Times, has explained how far-reaching the former Cardinal Ratzinger’s reforms of Vatican procedures … Read More