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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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“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.”
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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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- Archd. of Guadalajara – the ‘Traditionis custodes’ spiritual segregation continues
- Look at what is happening in the Church and in these USA. A visual image.
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- Francis’ dialogue with Jesuits in Bratislava about the Vetus Ordo, homosexuality, people who “wanted him dead”, a global Catholic TV channel doing the “work of the devil”
- Daily Rome Shot 282
- Vatican City State now demands COVID-1984 “Green Pass” or you can’t enter. Meanwhile, in Canada….
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- More hijinx in Saint Peter’s Basilica
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- 17 September 1621 – St. Robert Bellarmine – Doctor and Pot Scrubber of the Church – 400th anniversary of his death
- Benedict XVI breaks silence: intro to new volume in an anthology series – includes thoughts on “same-sex unions”
- Can Ecumenical Councils ever be failures?
- Rome Shot 278
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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
"Father Maciel can no longer be considered a model of Christian life, the Legionaries of Christ have said about their founder." Perhaps the most stunning understatement ever. Biretta tip to the persistent Anna Arco.
This is pretty big. I have griped about the Holy See’s website. Here is a new feature worth praising. The texts of the Acta Apostolicae Sedis and the Acta Sanctae Sedis etc, are now online.
In case you didn’t see this, John Thavis, of the Rome office of CNS has this: Vatican defends action in case of Wisconsin priest abuser By John ThavisCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican defended a decision not … Read More
I have been struggling through the day with this post. I haven’t known precisely what to do about my anger. The online edition of Hell’s Bible, in its relentless hectoring of the Catholic Church (ignoring the prosecuted sins of other … Read More
REQUEST: If you have ordered or received some of these buttons or mugs, etc., or any other Z-stuff – could you send photos? Also, send a note if any of these has started or helped a conversation.! ___ In light … Read More
I wrote some time ago that that Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams may soon want to issue a document Romanorum coetibus whereby he would create a safe haven in the very loose Anglican embrace for the editor and readers of The … Read More
From Jack Smith of The Catholic Key, the blog of the weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Archdiocese of San Francisco Paper Drops a Bomb – Today’s MUST Read George Wesolek is a friend and former colleague … Read More
Folks, if you write to me with links or news, would you please send a link to your source, if there is one, and also not send JUST a link without giving me an indication of what it is all … Read More
Many years ago, the late Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, went to the Basilica of St. Cecilia in Trastevere, where a friend of mine was rector. The rector, was traditionally inclined and was also a papal MC himself. Therefore, … Read More
Brick by brick, folks. From the Weekpress.com of Philadelphia. This is pretty long, so I will just give you the link. Here is the title: A Burlap Church No More Read and come back to discuss what you think is … Read More
Pres. Obama has engaged in an aggressive campaign to split the Catholic community in the USA. He suborned liberals – already easily seduced in respect to worldly things. They went all wobbly under his gaze and he used them to … Read More
From a reader: In preparation for Holy Week I (for the first time ever) read PASCHALES SOLEMNITATIS and noted that in paragraph 40 it states that "It is recommended that there be a communal celebration of the Office of … Read More
From NASA comes this about one of the intrepid Mars Rovers… Opportunity: NASA Mars Rover Getting Smarter as it Gets Older NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, now in its seventh year on Mars, has a new capability to make its … Read More
From a reader: Dear Father, I am a little exasperated at this point and wondered what you would have to say about certain matters. I know, you know, and readers of your blog will know, that we need to return … Read More
Around a thousand people (so it seemed at least) sent me links to and texts of a speech given by a French bishops, H.E. Most Rev. Marc Aillet, Bishop of Bayonne. Bp. Aillet had been the vicar general of the … Read More
Is this what Rep. Stupak really thought all that time he was giving the impression that he was fighting for the life of the unborn? This video is from a town hall meeting in November 2009. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URr68joWr1E] Biretta tip … Read More
Yesterday I posted Gerald Warner’s fulmination against bishops and Vatican II. My friend Fr. Ray Blake, pastor of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, has a response to Mr. Warner. Yesterday, Gerald Warner created a bit of a stir by … Read More
I received this PRESS RELEASE: CARDINAL WILL PREACH AT SOLEMN MASS MARKING 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRO-LIFE ENCYCLICAL New York, March 21, 2010 – New York’s Agnus Dei Council of the Knights of Columbus announced today that Edward Cardinal Egan would … Read More
The Telegraph offers this by Gerald Warner (Gerald Warner is an author, broadcaster, columnist and polemical commentator who writes about politics, religion, history, culture and society in general.) My emphases and comments: Catholic sex abuse scandal: time to sack trendy … Read More