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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
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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: March 2011
Z-Cam & Radio Sabina, or “Fr Z TV” is on the air most of the time! Because of a special prayer intention right now I have just entirely Latin chaplets of the Rosary followed by the Litany of Loreto and … Read More
From a reader: Sometimes you write that we should pray for strength for the Pope but confusion for his enemies. Shouldn’t you pray for the conversion the his enemies? Okay. Pray for conversion. By all means. Perhaps I have read … Read More
From a transitional deacon: I am wondering if there is such a thing as an ideal measure for sacred vestments, both in Gothic and Roman cuts. I am planning to buy some chasubles, but I am not sure what I … Read More
I was wrong about something. The chance to subscribe to the digital edition of the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, does not end on 30 March. It ends on 31 March. They aren’t fooling around when, on 1 … Read More
I just saw this on the site of the Catholic Truth Society, which is the UK publisher for the new, corrected Roman Missal. The Roman Missal in its new English translation will be published by the Catholic Truth Society in … Read More
From a reader: I am a curate in a busy city centre parish in the UK. I have just been told by my Parish Priest that I should be flexible [?] and pastoral [?!?] at Children’s Masses and allow them … Read More
I suspect that nearly every one of these sisters either left their order or now run the Catholic Health Association. Painful. [wp_youtube]JdO3R5MlbxA[/wp_youtube] To atone for this, right now go buy some Mystic Monk Coffee! The Wyoming Carmelites wear habits, but … Read More
Do you remember vile scrubs hacked away at the Holy Thorn Tree in Glastonbury, England? I found in The Mail a story that the Thorn Tree is blooming. Bud by bud.
The dissenting Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland, whom we treated here, are having a nutty over the decision of the Irish Bishops Conference not to conform to dissent but rather conform to will of Rome. These members of the … Read More
From The Anchoress I learned about DigitalNunDaily. This is a very cool site by some very cool Benedictine Nuns of Holy Trinity Monastery in East Hendred, England. I have a soft spot for traditionally-minded very-cool Benedictine Nuns. They have audio … Read More
What is your good news? For my part I am – touch wood – not ill or cold or hungry, there is sunshine, the coffee is very strong and delicious, a few encouraging donations have come in, I found large … Read More
A reader sent a link to a story about the upcoming Instruction on Summorum Pontificum. Actually, he sent two links, one to a French site Golias, not exactly conservative that, and to the Italian site Messa in Latino, which from … Read More
Attention seminarians, priests and bishops. I was going to post about a fine address by the Bishop of Fargo, Most Rev. Samuel Aquila (he says Aquíla, rather than Áquila). Like I said, I was going to post about this great … Read More
Minds are mostly dulled by mouse clicks, not delighted. But there are those clicks which bring you to gems. At the blog Faith and Theology I saw a great post in which a man and his daughter search their home’s … Read More
In reference to my recent post: Reason #64675 for the new, corrected translation. This was in reference to the super-bad translation of the Post Communion in the lame-duck ICEL version… of the the very worst I have ever seen. That … Read More
From a priest reader: At my parish we celebrate solemn sung Vespers during Lent with the congregation. The pastor has asked that the priest celebrant vest in alb and stole using at the basis of his request that the Holy … Read More
We have written about H.E. Most Rev. Robert Morlino, Bishop of Madison on several occasions. Bp. Morlino is one of the true stand-up men in the USCCB. Now comes this from Channel 3000 which seems to have something to do … Read More