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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: 1 February 2012
I just an interesting item on the site The Media Report. Apparently the head of SNAP, Mr. David Clohessy, was suggesting that Card. Bevilacqua was faking an illness to avoid testifying. Less than 36 hours before Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua passed … Read More
I found this on the site of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald. A card communicating that its carrier is a baptised Catholic will be distributed nationally on behalf of the bishops of England and Wales. The Bishops’ … Read More
Pres. Obama and his administration have declared war on the Catholic Church. I think their cynical attacks will be overturned, but they will be on record for the sake of their liberal and secularist supporters long before the general election … Read More
Under another entry a reader reminded me of my own Litany for the Conversion of Internet Thugs. Here it is again, animi caussa. A wry work in progress. Litany for the conversion of internet thugs (2.0). (For private use only, … Read More
I enjoyed this story from CNA: Winners of 2012 Longest Married Couple contest announced San Bernardino, Calif., Feb 1, 2012 / 03:39 am (CNA).- The faith-based marriage enrichment program Worldwide Marriage Encounter has announced the 2012 state winners of its … Read More
It seems that half the people I talk to of – excuse me – a certain age have computers infected with viruses. Scammers and identity thieves – may they roast in the deepest cinders of hell – are becoming more … Read More
I had heard last night that Anthony Card. Bevilacqua had died. He was Archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia. There are now articles available (e.g., here). He was 88 years old. Requiescat in pace.