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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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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: 12 May 2011
The Feeder Feed: Wild Red-head Edition
I was at the oars today, writing. I have a good view of the feeders. As I was working, I caught out of the corner of my eye a shape and set of colors that grabbed my attention and … … Read More
CLARIFICATION: Universae Ecclesiae and my sports analogy
I am driven to issue my own Instruction. Let’s call it Inter lusorum coronas … or else… Summorum ludentium…. I have seen in the combox and had email analysis upon analysis of my using the analogy of a no-hitter for … Read More
Preliminary observations and mixed metaphors about the Instruction “Universae Ecclesiae”
The text of the Instruction is under an embargo until Friday 1200 noon Rome Time (1000 GMT, 0600 EDT). I must respect that as far as the blog is concerned. I will put something together about it and post it … Read More
Another lighter story. I can hear the comparison’s with the Hogwart’s Express now. From CNA: Vatican City, May 12, 2011 / 10:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s a little known Vatican fact but the Pope has his own train station. Thing … Read More
Mystic Monk Coffee Break: reader feedback edition
I have a pretty active email inbox. Far too active in some respects. Here is a piece of “fan mail” that actually made me laugh. NB: We haven’t talked about the goofy Matthew Fox for a long time here. The … Read More
“we do NOT come down from the cross”
I enjoy the musings of The Sensible Bond. He has a thoughtful entry which, in the lead up the Universae Ecclesiae seemed apposite to post… in part. We jump into this in medias res. He has been talking about the … Read More