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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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- #ASonnetADay – Sonnet 149. “Canst thou, O cruel! say I love thee not…”
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- #ASonnetADay – Sonnet 148. “O me! what eyes hath Love put in my head…”
- Before “Alleluia!”, comes “Eli! Eli! Lama sabachthani?” – Wherein @FatherZ rants.
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- #ASonnetADay – Sonnet 147. “My love is as a fever longing still…”
- The “trowel” and the “sword”. That’s what is needed now.
- Feast of an incorruptible
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- #ASonnetADay – Sonnet 146. “Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth…”
- One year ago, today: Card. Pell acquitted
- Two years ago, today: Notre-Dame fire
- LIVE VIDEO – 15 April 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Votive of the Eucharist
- #ASonnetADay – Sonnet 145. “Those lips that Love’s own hand did make…”
- A Jesuit’s brilliant notions about needed liturgical reform. What could go wrong?
- 14 April: St. Justin, martyr
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- #ASonnetADay – Sonnet 144. “Two loves I have of comfort and despair…”
- Sudden, so far unexplained departure of Philadelphia Carmelites
- #ASonnetADay – Sonnet 143. “Lo, as a careful housewife runs to catch…”
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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: September 2010
In his pastoral letter to the faithful in Ireland, Our Holy Father said that a return to traditional Catholic practices is necessary. From a reader: Seminar for Priests and Seminarians who would like to learn to celebrate the Extraordinary Form … Read More
Some people have written today, I don’t know why today especially, that there are problems with some of my older PODCAzTs. I checked. It looks like #47 and older aren’t loading because they were on a different server. With the … Read More
From The Daily Telegraph: Google launches Latin translation tool Google Translate, a service that can instantly translate entire web pages or chunks of text in to another language, has added Latin to its list. Google Translate supports more than 50 … Read More
I have posted this is years past, but I worked so hard on it when I originally wrote it that I want to get as much mileage out of it as I can. Besides, there are new readers here all … Read More
From a priest reader: I try to bring into the Novus Ordo as many elements from the old rite as I can, where permitted. My question is: is it licit for a priest celebrating Mass according to the new rite … Read More
One of these days Pope Benedict will announce a consistory and the names of those whom he intends to make cardinals. There remains speculation that a consistory might be called for the Solemnity of Christ the King in November. If … Read More
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From a seminarian: I … have recently had some discussions with others in the house about implementing ad orientem style of the Mass. I think that the rubrics are very clear in assuming that the Mass is said ad orientem, … Read More
A few days back the best Catholic weekly in the UK, The Catholic Herald, posted a blurb that the Holy Father might visit Ireland in 2012. Now I read on CNA: Four Irish archbishops summoned to Rome to meet apostolic … Read More
I haven’t posted much from the feeder, these days. Right now the baby Goldfinches are buzzing around, making noises like squeaky-toys and incessantly following their parents. They flap their wings, squeak, and beg. More begging action. A large flock of … Read More
My friend Mr. Jeffrey Tucker has posted on his blog, Chant Cafe, videos with audio of new chants for the Novus Ordo in English according to the upcoming corrected translation. These are intended as tutorials. Some people are claiming that … Read More
From CNA: North Dakota bishop leads procession at abortion clinic amid protests Fargo, N.D., Sep 29, 2010 / 12:51 am (CNA).- In time for the upcoming Respect Life Month of October, Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo, North Dakota presided over … Read More
You have read about… … The Vortex. I have wondered where things go, if they are pulled into the Vortex and can’t get out. I wonder. Look at this portentous photo from Astronomy Pic of the Day. This is a … Read More
From CNA: USCCB pro-life chairman issues statement on upcoming Respect Life month Washington D.C., Sep 28, 2010 / 03:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In light of the upcoming Respect Life Month of October, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston issued a statement … Read More
I have been receiving mixed feedback about the speed with which the blog now loads for people. Let’s try this again, with a poll. Please pick the best answer and then give your observations about the speed of the blog … Read More
From a reader: Wait, the sign of peace is an option, not a requirement?!?! How did I not know this? Am I bound by obedience to participate if the priest uses this option? Can I decline the invitation? The so-called … Read More