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"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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- ASK FATHER: Why isn’t there a paper book with the Sunday propers in Latin and English?
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- LIVE VIDEO – 15 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Paul, Hermit (Intention: benefactors)
- 14 January – Festum Asinorum #FeastoftheAss Day!
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- WDTPRS: Collect for the Votive Mass “to beg the grace of dying well”
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- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies – Part III
- ASK FATHER: Help for a blind priest who wants to learn the Traditional Latin Mass – UPDATED
- LIVE VIDEO – 12 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Votive for the grace of a good death
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- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies – Part II
- ASK FATHER: Baptism by immersion but water didn’t touch the head
- LIVE VIDEO – 11 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Votive for whatever necessity
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- Daily Rome Shot 46
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- ASK FATHER: What is the Church’s role in creating the cancel culture?
- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies
- LIVE VIDEO – 9 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday
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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: August 2010
I hear there was recently another attempted ordination of a wymyn in Arizona.
UPDATE: 1 Sept 17:52 GMT: I see that England’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald has linked to this post. Perhaps you readers might reciprocate and contribute well-considered and respectful comments in the discussion over there as well. __________ I … Continue reading
In Faith Magazine there is an article about active participation in the liturgy. Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments. ‘With hearts and hands and voices’full, conscious and active participation in the liturgy by Rita Thiron [Who … Continue reading
A note to friends who also read this blog: I have had an email problem. While on the road this weekend, my internet provider changed outgoing server settings. Result: I could not send anything out. It took a while to … Continue reading
On domestic flights one of two things will fill my time. I either fall more or less instantly to sleep – rather in the manner of Capt. Aubrey – or I read. Todayen route I was able to devour the … Continue reading
In a conversation with a friend today it became clearer and clearer to me how the Second Vatican Council’s document on liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, is entirely the property of … on the side of the traditional/conversative argument. The usual narrative … Continue reading
I did a quick snapshot of some of the places you are when you come to visit WDTPRS. I cut out the "unknown" and entries that were too vague, such as "Canada" or "Germany". These are approximations of locations in … Continue reading
Have any good news for us today? I was able to spend some time with friends in KC, MO, meet with Bp. Finn, and help a priest friend by taking one of his four Sunday Masses.
was so impressed by the proposed plans for the new Carmelite Monastery in Wyoming, that I decided to check out Mystic Monk Coffee and help them peddle some. Pounds and Grounds and Compounds I developed a strong interest in good … Continue reading
Today’s prayer survived the snipping and pasting of the Consilium and the late Rev. Annibale Bugnini’s liturgical experts to be used on Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent. COLLECT (1962MR): Custodi, Domine, quaesumus, Ecclesiam tuam propitiatione perpetua: et quia … Continue reading
From a reader: I know this may seem a bit odd, but I was hoping to get your perspective on the U.S. GIRM 160, which states: "The norm for reception of holy Communion in the dioceses of the United States … Continue reading
… you’ll see just about everything. Brick by brick. I have nothing else worthwhile to add to that. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9_RZQ3GLmI]
Here is a change of pace. A reader recently asked me about necessary cooking tools. Among the several things which more obvious, good bowls are essential. Sturdy, heat resistant and in different sizes.
From CNA with my emphases: Cardinal Comastri recounts how Mother Teresa saved his priesthood Rome, Italy, Aug 26, 2010 / 05:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica remembered at Mass on Thursday how a promise he made … Continue reading
Earlier today, on and off, I had some real problems with use of the internet. Some sites wouldn’t load, and others would. I had particular problems with loading anything from a Google search. Did you have this experience? Did something … Continue reading
I just received the very first edition of the Say The Black – Do The Red "New Roman Missal" edition coffee mug. It is slightly different from the standard edition in that I not only add the obviously added text, … Continue reading
From a reader: We have a new pastor, and I am trying desperately to acclimatize myself to his liturgical style. I’m wondering which things I should be concerned about and which I should just deal with. 1. When he give … Continue reading