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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: 20 April 2010
I’m in. I don’t know what it will be yet. But I’m in. Take a look at this entry at The Deacon’s Bench. It was a proposal by a Deacon Charles Rohrbacher. He is suggesting that while bishops say they … Read More
Take a look at this: “There are cases of sexual abuse that come to light every day against a large number of members of the Catholic clergy. Unfortunately it’s not a matter of individual cases, but a collective moral crisis … Read More
This was from CMR about POTUS and SCOTUS: CNN Poll: 39% of Americans Drunk Right Now Shock poll. A CNN poll released Wednesday indicates that 61 percent of the public expect the president to nominate a liberal to replace John … Read More
In my US seminary days, we had to hide going certain places, such as parishes where the priests believed in One God, Creator of heaven and earth, etc. One of my classmates was thrown out because he had a statue … Read More
In order to have a clear, effective voice in the world, Catholics need to have a clear understanding of who they are and what they believe. In order to have a strong Catholic identity we must revitalize our Catholic worship. … Read More
A reader alerted me to this. In Suddeutsche Zeitung the former Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of Munich-Freising under then Archbp. Ratzinger, Msgr. Gerhard Gruber, says that Card. Ratzinger did not, in fact, know about the appointment of "Fr. H" to … Read More
I will be in Washington, DC from Friday 23 – 26 Monday April. I am wondering if anyone might be interested in a blognic. There may be some people in town for the Pontifical Mass.
From CNA comes this: Virginia bishops: Budget amendment offers chance to end state-funded abortions Richmond, Va., Apr 20, 2010 / 06:06 am (CNA).- The Virginia Catholic Conference (VCC) [The Catholic bsihops in Virginia] has urged the passage of a proposed … Read More
As you read keep in mind that Archbishop Gomez will be taking over in Los Angeles before too long. I add an observation at the end. From CWN with my emphases and comments: Cardinal Mahony compares Arizona immigration bill … Read More
This is pretty interesting, especially for someone who once lost his iPhone. From Newser. How a Drunk Engineer Lost the Next iPhoneSweet, sweet German beer responsible for leak (Newser) – How did Gizmodo penetrate Apple’s ironclad security to get … Read More
One of the organizers of the FOTA conferences in Ireland sent a prospectus for the upcoming meeting. It is too long to post, but here is a good item: The theme of the conference is: “Benedict XVI and Sacred Music” … Read More