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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.”
“Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops.”
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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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- Daily Rome Shot 192
- Sober thoughts about a rumored restricting of Summorum Pontificum. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- A CANCELLED PRIEST SPEAKS: #00
- ASK FATHER: Are those who must read the Liturgy of the Hours, obliged to read it aloud? Vocal recitation?
- PRAYER REQUEST: Cancelled priests
- Daily Rome Shot 191
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- That’s not what I expected to see.
- URGENT: Prayers for Fr. Tim Finigan
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- Mass with Francis and Biden nixed
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- ASK FATHER: Can deacons use the Rituale Romanum to bless things?
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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: January 2011
I remain a real fan of the Mars Rover missions. One of the readers here, who works for NASA actually sent me a Spirit mission patch! Poor Spirit… sniff. Opportunity is still chugging along. I tune in once in a … Read More
There will be an interesting article in the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald about the big influx of Anglicans who are expected to join the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Diocese of Brentwood alone. Brentwood … Read More
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
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
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
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
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
From His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan: The Catholic Herald is floating the idea of holding a March for Life in London. This is an excellent idea: we wouldn’t be able to match the scale of the US March but we could … Read More
From a reader: Fr. Z: Our parish priest often resorts to using “Corpus Christi” from the Novus Ordo rubrics in the distribution of Holy Communion at our extraordinapeory form Traditional Mass— when the deacon is not present and presumably he … Read More
I have long thought that St. Joan of Arc is a fine saint to inspire young people, including boys because of her martial spirit. The Holy Father today spoke of St. Joan in his General Audience. Here is the VIS … Read More
The ancient Church, and in Eastern Churches today, the sacraments “of initiation” were given “continuously”, that is, all at once. Even infants were confirmed after baptism and then given the Eucharist. The separation of confirmation came about probably as a … Read More
From the Latin Mass Society in the UK. Latin Mass Society Announces 2011 Priests Training Conference The Latin Mass Society has announced its seventh residential conference for priests who wish to learn the Extraordinary Form of Mass. The conference will … Read More
The Holy Father issued the text of his Message for the 85th annual World Mission Sunday. It has a few interesting points for those of us who work online a great deal. My emphases and comments. Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity … Read More
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