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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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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.”
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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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Monthly Archives: January 2012
“If the crisis of church life today is above all a crisis of liturgy, then the renewal of the church must begin with a renewal of the liturgy.” Sound familiar? This was the Swiss-born Kurt Card. Koch, President of the … Read More
Some people write to me with a lament that they don’t like GOP candidates. I sometimes write back with one word: judges. From Life Site comes the news that Pres. Obama has appointed one of the architects of Roe v … Read More
I have from time to time written about putting on a pair of “resurrection glasses”, (e.g., here), about trying to see people as God intends them to be in heaven. Here is a variation on this theme which I picked … Read More
Your Catholic identity is under attack by those who should be upholding your constitutional freedoms, even as they try to turn matters that are contrary t0 nature into civil rights issues. So, let’s watch I nice video! Over at my … Read More
… I wonder when the first retaliatory attacks from the left will start on the Church’s tax exemption?
Want to promote the New Evanglization? Looking for something to give a bishop, priest or seminarian? Want to complete that Mass kit or home altar? The “Society for the Preservation of Roman Catholic Heritage” (SPORCH … yah, I know) has … Read More
Here is some good news from the Penacola News Journal. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio today introduced the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012, a bill to repeal a new “ObamaCare” mandate that violates the religious liberties and conscience rights of … Read More
My experience of Italian bishops did not prepare me for the surprise of reading something over at NLM. They have a translation of a letter of an Italian bishop to the priests of that diocese pretty much upbraiding them for … Read More
Some of you may be wondering already about a spring or summer trip. Perhaps you could combine it with a pilgrimage to a place where prayer is needed. A priest friend reminded me about the Eucharistic Congress to take place … Read More
I like Vermeer. Therefore, I was pleased to read on The History Blog that Vermeer’s “Girl With A Pearl Earring” is coming to the USA. It will be part of an exhibit. […] The new exhibition, “Girl with a … Read More
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In the Independent, you find that Most Rev. Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe in Ireland, (who used to be a member of the Pont. Comm “Ecclesia Dei”, by the way) was investigated for a homily he gave. A HOMILY delivered … Read More
While there is nothing obscene about this on the surface, it is nevertheless both disgusting and revealing. Planned Parenthood – originally formed to kill black people – made this video to celebrate the Obama Administration’s attack on the 1st Amendment, … Read More
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This Collect sometimes winds up at the end of the liturgical year, depending on when Easter, and therefore Pentecost, falls. This year, because Easter is a little later, we have it before Septuagesima. COLLECT (1962MR): Deus, qui nos in tantis … Read More
How about a news report from Germany in Latin?