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- The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clerics who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds.
St. John Eudes
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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
- Look at even more of “Desiderio desideravi”
- Daily Rome Shot 496
- The power of the traditional liturgy to open people up to the Catholic Faith must never be underestimated.
- Just Too Cool: Salt and Pepper repurposed
- ASK FATHER: Devotions for months and days of the week
- “Gregorian Mass” match ups: available priests with people who have requests
- ACTION ITEM! URGENT PRAYER SUGGESTION! Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”
- ASK FATHER: How can we help priests who are in “hot water” because they are traditional?
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 4th Sunday after Pentecost (N.O. 14th Sunday)
- African Zairian Rite celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica – UPATED: Meanwhile, Down Under….
- WDTPRS – 4th Sunday after Pentecost: What is “devotion?
- ROME 22/06 – Day 32: My View For Awhile
- 1 July – Most Precious Blood and also the Feasts of St. Junipero Serra and St. Aaron, brother of Moses
- ROME 22/06 – Day 31: Someone saw the list… no… the Letter!
- Look at more of “Desiderio desideravi”
- You have seen the logo for the 2025 Jubilee? – UPDATED
- 29 June 1972. Paul VI says, “the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God”
- Francis’ NEW “Desiderio desideravi” an Apostolic Letter “on the liturgical formation of the people of God” – an attempt to explain Traditionis custodes, to calm the storm
- Batten down the hatches!
- ASK FATHER: Are we obliged to avoid businesses which will pay for employees’ abortion?
- ROME 22/06 – Day 28: Guess the meat
- In your goodness, pray for falsely accused priests and canceled priests
- ROME 22/06 – Day 26: Indulgences and indulgences
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 3rd Sunday after Pentecost (N.O. 13th Sunday)
- ROME 22/06 – Day 25: Really day 26, but… hey!
- ROME 22/06 – Day 24: “talkin’ ’bout my g-g-generation”
- It’s as if the stars aligned on 24 June
- ROME 22/06 – Day 23: Resistance is futile
- On this Feast of the Sacred Heart, when SCOTUS overturned Roe, remember that “Abortion Pill” use will be pushed hard by the Left, and that there is a SAFE REVERSAL after the first pill. @HeartbeatIntl
- US SUPREME COURT issued Opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson – ROE and CASEY OVERTURNED
Let us pray…
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: April 2011
For the weary brethren.
Unus ex lectoribus necnon auditoribus mihi e-pistulas mea de vesperarum vocali incisione offeruit, quas profero. Gratias ingentes tibi ago quod die 25 mensis Aprilis divinum officium ad vesperas electronice vulgasti, tuo ipso voce recitatas, ut credo, pronuntiatu quidem eximio adhibito. … Read More
I saw this in the Seattle Post Intelligencer but it goes back to a piece Newt Gingrich wrote for the National Catholic Register about why he joined the Catholic Church. I think it is interesting that the secular MSM picked … Read More
From CMR: Sorry UK. It’s all over. Either emigrate out of there or be assimilated into the stale horrific world of rampant political correctness. This is amazing. And by amazing I mean sad yet completely predictable. A pub singer named … Read More
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WDTPRS was not a fan of the stand His Excellency Most Rev. Armando X. Ochoa took against Pope Benedict’s provisions in Summorum Pontificum. All that aside… … this is in the El Paso Times, and the Bishop gets WDTPRS KUDOS. Go … Read More
From Catholic Vote…. His Eminence. I would be happy to see more of this sort of thing.
I was out with a priest friend for the afternoon. He came into town to visit me and have some RnR after his Holy Week and Easter exercises. We visited several churches, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then had … Read More
I am at the Met with a priest friend, the great Fr. Pasley. We have admired the Eucharistic doves.
We had a WDTPRS POLL about what you experienced on Holy Thursday regarding the footwashing rite, or “Mandatum“. The results and your descriptions were interesting. Last night over Beijing Duck I was discussing the Mandatum with friends. Taking my cue … Read More
I received a note from a reader in Houston: On May 9th, Mother’s Day, Cardinal Raymond Burke will be the guest of Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and keynote speaker at “A Night for Life” Banquet, benefiting the Pro-Life efforts of the … Read More
Do you have some good news for the readers? Today in NYC I will be spending some time with the great Fr. Robert Pasley, pastor of Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ, which I have visited several times. You may remember … Read More
From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald. My emphases. Ordinariate comes to life in Holy Week By Anna Arco & Simon Caldwell The world’s first personal ordinariate has grown dramatically during Holy Week. New members of the Personal … Read More
From CNA: Royal row breaks out in UK over anti-Catholic legislation London, England, Apr 25, 2011 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the week of the Royal Wedding, a centuries-old law banning British monarchs from becoming or marrying a Catholic … Read More
We are out for Beijing Kao Ya. More to come! More… It was suggested that th thing on the left was a favorite of a priest friend in St. Paul, which he dubbed “Rat On A Stick”. On the way … Read More
An unhappy story of a Diocese in Italy where, apparently, local authorities believe they have the right to override the Pope’s legislation for the whole Latin Church. The intrepid Italian Vatican watcher Andrea Tornielli reports that in a small town … Read More
On a lighter note:
Let’s return for a moment to your experience of the Triduum and Holy Thurday’s Mass of the Last Supper. The rite of washing of feet, or Mandatum, is an option in the Roman Rite. I know of a few places … Read More
From a reader: Is is okay to fight in churches ? Can one shoot or punch vandals ? Can one defend the priest, or himself, or the Sacrament ? Many who comment on destruction stories want to put up watches. … Read More