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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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- LENTCAzT 2023 – 33: 1st Passion Sunday – Passiontide begins
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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: 27 January 2011
A moment of prayer – Vespers, and requests
May I ask to you stop, right now, and say a prayer for anyone who has asked your for prayers or anyone for whom you have promised to pray? I include all those who have written with health concerns, especially. … Read More
FOLLOW-UP: Online volume of Acta Apostolicae Sedis has been corrected
Do you remember my post about the pages missing from the 1960 volume of the Acta Apostolicae Sedis on the Holy See’s online archive? HERE. The pages which would have included the rubrics for Mass and the Breviary were … Read More
A mordant observation about the Week for Christian Unity
I missed this on the great Fr. Blake’s blog the other day. Fr. Blake is the P.P. of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton. About the week of Christian Unity: Strange that it should be more acceptable to welcome into one’s … Read More
Inspiration for a March for Life in London
This gives me the opportunity to link back to two interesting posts! First, remember the post HERE, linked to a post on Fr. Finigan’s blog, about the possibility of a March for Life in London? I received this from a … Read More
QUAERITUR: What sort of candles can be blessed at Candlemas?
From a reader: If I bring personal candles to the EF mass on Candlemass, must they be made of beeswax? Can they be entirely made of non-beeswax (paraffin)? Not sure if the old regulations about things like this still apply … Read More
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Habeas corpus: The Curious Cause of Bp. Fulton Sheen
From CNA: Peoria diocese restarts Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s beatification cause Peoria, Ill., Jan 27, 2011 / 01:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Peoria has resumed its promotion of Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s cause for beatification despite its dispute with the … Read More
I picked this up from CMR: Locking children into failing schools just wasn’t enough. Now, we’re locking up mothers for trying to send their kids to better schools. This is madness. A mother has been sent to jail for lying … Read More
Blessings at Communion time… again
I just hammered out my weekly column for the paper. Among other things I wrote about the issue of blessings during Mass at Communion time. I have written about this before (try HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and … Read More
Books for singing the Passion during Holy Week in the Extraordinary Form
My friend Jeffrey Tucker – who just a few says ago found me a version of the Apostle’s Creed in Latin with chant notation for a project I was working on – has posted at Chant Cafe an entry about … Read More
“And with your spirit”
From the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, with my emphases and comments. I edit because of length. The author, Fr Milner died in December, [Stop now, dear reader, and say a prayer for the author.] a few months … Read More
From the National Catholic Register with my emphases and comment: 11 Craziest Things I’ve Ever Heard in Church by Matthew Archbold 1) Whispered by a father in the pew behind me to his children who were being a little noisy: … Read More