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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
Benedict XVI on the huge crisis we face as a Church. Wherein Fr. Z gets on his knees and begs you to act.
In his address to the Plenary meeting of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, His Holiness said this, which is merely one paragraph of his address in my rapid translation: As we know, in vast areas of the … Read More
This is very cool. [wp_youtube]CSBv0u6mPNw[/wp_youtube] I wonder if they would have obtained better shots of the earth were the lego man not the object of the camera’s focus. Where there was more movement, the camera focused on the earth. Still… … Read More
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I have received several queries about what would happen if, before the upcoming consistory and the “creation” of the new cardinals, the Holy Father were to – quod Deus avertat – die. Would the men whose names were already announced … Read More
Some posts, as things scroll along: Card. Dolan on Pres. Obama’s attack on YOUR freedom of conscience and the 1st Amendment QUAERITUR: Kissing the priest’s stole after receiving absolution PRAYER REQUEST: Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Statements from US Bishops about Pres. … Read More
Cardinal-To-Be Dolan, Archbishop of New York, had an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal which is worthy of your attention. Here is an excerpt, the last part with my emphases: […] The rule forces insurance companies to provide these services … Read More
From a reader: I’ve encountered the custom of the penitent kissing the sole of the priest after he is given absolution. I have been unable to find any information about the origins or the application of this practice. I have … Read More
A long-time acquaintance, Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro, needs your prayers. He is ill with cancer. He underwent a surgical procedure recently and, as I understand, it didn’t go so well. Msgr. Barreiro has been in the trenches promoting the Extraordinary Form … Read More
People from all over are writing to me about what their local bishop is writing or saying about Pres. Obama’s attack on the 1st Amendment, on religious freedom, and on the Catholic Church. I posted entries about the great Bp. … Read More
His Excellency Most Rev. David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh has issued a powerful statement about Pres. Obama’s attack on religious liberty, the 1st Amendment, and the Catholic Church. Here are some excerpts. I am NOT making this up. […] … Read More
His Excellency Alex Sample, Bishop of Marquette, has made a powerful statement in the face of the Obama Administration’s open attack on the Catholic Church, the 1st Amendment, and the religious freedom of all Americans. My friend Fr. john Boyle … Read More
From a priest: Do you know when exactly the formula for giving Communion to the faithful was changed? In the Ordinary Form the minister says “Corpus Christi… The Body of Christ” and the communicant responds “Amen”. In the Extraordinary Form … Read More
The US Bishops are going to need steel… spines in the upcoming battle for religious liberty. Bishops, however, remain human beings, sinners, susceptible to many negative pressures. And do not forget that the Enemy of the Soul hates bishops with … Read More
Check out a blog entry from Sr. Mary Ann Walsh of the USCCB’s media office. Here is the first part. HHS ABC RULE: ANYBODY BUT CATHOLICS HAS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Health and Human Services’ recent attacks on freedom of religion show … Read More
An alert reader sent me to an interesting article in Spanish at ABC about the original statue of Our Lady given by Venice to don Juan de Austria that was on the quarterdeck of his flagship (more properly “lantern galley”) … Read More
From a priest (slightly edited): Dear Fr. Z, I was talking to a fellow priest the other day regarding blessings. I was relating to him how I loved using the Extraordinary Form blessings from the 3 Vol. set [translated by … Read More
From EWTN: Maryland governor renews push for same-sex marriage Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Catholic, has renewed his efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland. Same-sex marriage legislation passed in the state senate last year but failed in the state house. … Read More
For Vespers at St. Paul’s Outside-The-Walls nearly all the cardinals wore their birettas while seated. They should do it over. Here is no frills vespers for today’s Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul from the Breviarium Romanum. Follow along, … Read More
Was that booming CRACK I just heard the opening of the Fifth Seal? You know that things are getting pretty serious when Fr. Z endorses an idea from the National catholic Fishwrap. But it was a good idea, and around here … Read More