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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
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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: April 2010
We will do this, and the Church’s detractors will say, as usual, that it isn’t enough. Watch the vocabulary in this piece from The Independent. My emphases and comments. Pope will make historic apology for abuse Vatican hopes unprecedented act … Read More
Here is the audio of Bp. Edward Slattery’s marvelous sermon at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Amazing. Bp. Slattery, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, stepped up and made himself available to be celebrant for the Pontifical Mass in the older, traditional … Read More
We are at New Fortune for Dim Sum!
I am at St. Mary’s in Washington where the TLM has been celebrated for many years. Bp Slattery is here as well. I was hoping to hear the bishop preach, especially after what we heard yesterday. But for some reason … Read More
We are watching Bp Slattery’s sermon. One of the great sermons I have heard.
We are at The Dubliner. BIGGEST EVER. Everyone is talking about Bp Slattery’s incredible sermon! UPDATE : With the famous Fr. Trigilio! It think somewhere around 100 people came. Thus endeth the D.C. blognic. I hope everyone had a good … Read More
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The rehearsal for tomorrow’s Pontifical Mass. The bishop is here.
The Washington DC blognic will be at The Dubliner 202.737.3773 520 N Capitol Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001-1510 4-7 pm recommended Get Directions (202) 737-3773 One of the participants is going to call to let them know we are descending … Read More
An oldie but a perennially valid goody. Last year a dear friend sent this excellent piece: In recognition of Shakespeare’s 445th Birthday, this Thursday, April 23, 2009, will be Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Shakespeare is a part of our everyday … Read More
I am in the National Gallery, gallery 3 enjoying Italian Gothic painting. Here is a tryptich of Puccio Di Simone and Allegretto Nuzi. The subject is Our Lady Enthroned, the infant Lord enthroned on her. The Lord had in His … Read More
The National Archive has a fine reminder.
I have decided that I am nearly completely ignorant on a topic of grave importance. I don’t know much about Country Music. What provoked this? I occasionally zoom around on the radio when driving. I hear songs with disgusting content … Read More
I just received noticed that His Excellency Edward Slattery of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has stepped up and will be the celebrant for the Pontifical Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC on Saturday 24 April. This is … Read More
From the 1983 Code of Canon law 983 §1 The sacramental seal is inviolable; therefore it is absolutely forbidden for a confessor to betray in any way a penitent in words or in any manner and for any reason. If … Read More
The nice folks at First Things… do you subscribe? … have performed a fine public service – and some smile provoking entertainment – in the form of an open letter from George Weigel to none other than, wait for it, … Read More
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Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 03:00:00 UTC time There might be an interruption with networking and the server might need to be rebooted. REGISTER to be able to post comments.
Today is the traditional observed 2763rd anniversary of the founding of Rome! 2763 AUC! For more on the fellow who worked out the date, see this.
FIRST note that the 24 April Pontifical Mass for the anniversary of the inauguration of Pope Benedict’s pontificate will go on. I received this PRESS RELEASE from the Paulus Institute: In consultation with His Eminence, Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, The … Read More