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- The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clerics who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds.
St. John Eudes
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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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- “The Devil, the Enemy of the soul, always tells us what he is up to.” Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium!
- How can the “four camps” in the Church be reconciled?
- My View For Awhile: Romeward Bound
- Daily Rome Shot 577, etc. – Hurricane Early Edition
- Wolves v. Bear, Windswept House, and the Belgian Waffle Bishops.
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- “This has the logo of the Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops. ” Prepare for a rough ride.
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- I now may have seen it all.
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- WDTPRS – Collect 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Novus Ordo): “the bowels of compassion”
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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: June 2010
You should take a moment to read the latest post by His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan, about liturgical silence. Here is a bit. One of the attractions for many people, of the celebration of Mass according to the usus antiquior is … Read More
I have written before about the iPad app for the Roman Missal (which costs $4.99 through iTunes), iMissal. Not much reason to write about it again, except for a few details. For example, I wondered what would happen with a … Read More
From Operation Rescue with my edits: Clinton Era Memo Betrays Kagan’s Extremist Pro-Abortion Thinking Written by Operation RescuePosted June 30, 2010 Commentary by Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, Operation Rescue Washington, DC – Earlier this week, the Clinton Library released … Read More
The usual stream of pre-summer break appointments is flowing from the Holy See. The other day, I wrote about what one commentator here quipped could be called the Congregatio pro repropaganda. We weren’t sure what the new dicastery was going … Read More
Did I mention garum? Buy your garum using amazon (when available)! From rogueclassicism comes this about that precious liquid garum, in modern terms colatura. (Check here and here.) Garum Festival Are Classicists aware of this event in Tunisia? The Garum … Read More
What did the Pope of Christian Unity really say to new Archbishops and to the delegate of the Ecumenical Patriarch? From the website of Vatican Radio here is the English text of the Holy Father’s sermon for the Solemnity of … Read More
I had an interesting note from a priest with a question: I want to put in our sacristy a sign for visiting priests about the name of the bishop so they know what name to say during the Eucharistic Prayer. … Read More
Today during Holy Mass in the Basilica of St. Peter, near to Peter’s tomb, the Holy Father gave the pallium to new metropolitan archbishops. The pallium is a sign of the jurisdiction metropolitans have in their provinces and also a … Read More
What about those Russian sleepers in the USA! Ironically, last night I watched the last episode of season 7 of what is called in the USA MI-5 (in the UK Spooks) about the Russians waking up sleepers in UK to … Read More
On detnews.com (The Detroit News) Fr. Robert Sirico has a column about the terms the ramifications of driving freedom of religion from the public square. My emphases and comments. Don’t devalue Christian heritageFr. Robert Sirico A week or so ago … Read More
A sign that things are changing. Younger priests are starting to open up dusty old cabinets, looking for treasures. On NLM I saw this. Happily they posted also an English translation of the original German. The Vestment Treasury of … Read More
This is the traditional season in Rome for speculation about retirements and appoints to curial offices. So this comes from Vatican Radio: (28 Jun 10 – RV) Pope Benedict announced the creation of a New Pontifical Council dedicated to the … Read More
When the Italian team returned to Italy from S. Africa, they were all dressed in black. Via The Catholic Spirit and Catholic News Service this about the increasingly strange L”Osservatore Romano on Italy’s World Cup disaster. Vatican newspaper weighs in … Read More
Tomorrow is a great day for the Roman Church and the Catholic Church throughout the world. Because tomorrow is an important feast, Holy Church has designated a vigil. And vigils were always times of restraint and penance in preparation for … Read More
From my email: Dad’s quick comeback A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car. His father said he’d make a deal: ‘You bring … Read More
Did you see this communique from the Holy See Press Office about the meeting of Benedict XVI with Card. Sodano and Card. Schoenborn? I was about to work up a translation and then I found a note from a reader … Read More
Biretta tip to rogueclassicism, which directed me to an article about how the people in Pompeii died during the famous eruption of Vesuvius. There is a scholarly article called "Lethal Thermal Impact at Periphery of Pyroclastic Surges: Evidences at Pompeii" … Read More
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At the Italian site Fides et Forma, Francesco Collafemina has posted photos of supremely ugly churches. I mean… reeeeealllly ugly. This church is called Santa Monica. I don’t think St. Monica or her son would be amused. And another view…. … Read More
From CNA about POTUS’s SCOTUS’s nominee: Rabbis say Kagan not a ‘kosher’ Supreme Court nominee Alexandria, Va., Jun 27, 2010 / 06:13 pm (CNA).- According to the National Rabbinical Alliance and its more than 850 Orthodox Jewish members, Supreme Court … Read More