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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: 1 September 2010
I read an interesting take today with a new view of a possible nexus of abuse of children by women religious and priests and, on the other hand liturgical abuse of congregations by women religious and priests. On the blog … Read More
According to the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum today is … 1. Commemoratio sancti Iosue, filii Nun, servi Domini, qui, cum Moyses manus ei imposuisset, repletus est spiritu sapientiae et post Moysis mortem populum Israel per Iordanis alveum in terram promissionis mirabiliter … Read More
While I was ordering some Mystic Monk Coffee for myself, I noticed that they sell large format bags of 5 lbs. This would be a good idea for rectories and religious houses or simply for all of you who consume … Read More
Thanks to the great Vincenzo, we can see how to rescue the design for the big Papal Mass at Cofton Park. For some background: WDTPRS POLL: sanctuary design for Pope Benedict’s visit to England UPDATE: 1 Sept 17:52 GMT: I … Read More
A question to readers: Does anyone out there have a copy of that fons malorum, a book from the late 60’s … Hoey, Robert F., The experimental liturgy book / collected and edited by Robert F. Hoey. — [New York] … Read More
Over at southern orders I spotted an interesting post which reminded me of the famous Communion in the hand fragments posting here. My emphases and comments: Do you see the large fragment to the left of the large un-consecrated host–that’s … Read More
From CMR comes this serious and disconcerting story. Me emphases and comments: First it was contraception, then abortion. Now the Pope wants to ban something else…Vuvuzelas. [Picture me in my grief.] News reports indicate that Pope Benedict XVI, a former … Read More
Archbp. of Westminister’s aide calls Britain ‘hedonistic wasteland…geopolitical epicentre of the culture of death’
UPDATE 2 Sept 1834 GMT: His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan, weighs in. ________ From The Guardian with my emphases and comments: Archbishop’s aide calls Britain a ‘hedonistic wasteland’ Riazat Butt, religous affairs correspondent 1 September 2010 12.02 BST The Roman Catholic … Read More
From a reader: This morning at Mass the priest used the 3rd Swiss Eucharistic prayer. Is that licit? What are the other Eucharistic prayers that are allowed other than 1, 2, 3, and 4 and the one for Masses with … Read More