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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
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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: February 2012
I have posted before about priests who are falsely accused of crimes against minors and other crimes or sins. I saw an entry at The Media Report about new evidence which may exonerate a priest, Fr. Gordon J MacRae who … Read More
From a reader: Today, I went to confession for the first time in nearly 27 years. I am 34, so this is my first time as an adult. After some trembling at the beginning, I managed to push through with … Read More
Where does Card. Dolan get that gift of glib gab? I’m guessing it was from his mother. During an audience in Rome, Card. Dolan was able to present his mother to the Pope. According to the NY Post, the Holy … Read More
Some posts which are scrolling along. First, I will remind you that: Starbucks endorses unnatural “marriage”. Buy Mystic Monk Coffee, not Starbucks. Now that I have said that, here are some links: LENTCAzT 00: Shrove Tuesday – the series begins … Read More
Fr. Leo Patalinghug, who does some cooking now and then, has a good video commentary on how Pres. Obama is undermining the 1st Amendment and, well, lying to us. This is the sort of video that could appeal to young … Read More
From POPSCI comes this story for your “Just Too Cool” file. Russian Scientists Grow Pleistocene-Era Plants From Seeds Buried By Squirrels 30,000 Years Ago On the frozen edge of the Kolyma River in northeastern Siberia, in an ancient pantry harboring … Read More
Brick by brick in Madison, WI, one of the wackiest liberal locales in the US of A. The great Bishop of Madison, Most Rev. Robert Morlino, about whom I have written quite a few times (his tag), has made a … Read More
WDTPRS kudos go out to His Excellency Most Rev. Frank Dewayne, Bishop of Venice in Florida for a diocese-wide effort, called “The Light Is On” campaign, to get people to go to confession during Lent. The diocese has bought time … Read More
There is a thought provoking piece at The Catholic Thing by Fr. James Schall, SJ, a professor at Georgetown. He muses about a future in which we will have to withdraw from participation in public life, or at least in … Read More
There was a partial eclipse of the Sun today, Spaceweather reports, but you had to be in space to see it. More precisely, you had to be the Solar Dynamics Observatory in geosynchronous orbit 36,000 km above the surface of … Read More
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A reader sent me this. It contains comments made by His Eminence Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago. In 2010, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago outlined the degree to which he believed religious freedoms (in the United States and other … Read More
Since I sometimes listen to the office sung by the Benedictine Monks in Norcia, in gratitude I will post that they have a summer theology program coming up. The Saint Albert the Great Center for Scholastic Studies is an organization dedicated … Read More
This is useful. LifeNews did a compilation of Pres. Obama’s promotion of abortion. HERE. As one of my correspondents quipped to me, the list is “longer than a menu at a Chinese restaurant”. Pres. Obama’s record concerning the promotion of … Read More
The Irish government has confirmed a decision to close its embassy to the Holy See. Thus, the Irish Times. They are sticking to their excuse of budget cuts. Thus, AP. I would remind the Irish that there are more Catholics … Read More
Ex e-litteris nuper a lectore acceptis: Andreas philologus patri Z pacem Christi dicit: Consuetudo est mihi, pater optime, ad primam auroram Laudes offere. Cum habitem enim solus, etiam solus precor, ad quas autem preces nuper superadditum est aliquid alium, quod … Read More
During my years in Rome I came to loath the famous statue of Giordano Bruno in the Campo de’ Fiori, once the place of execution where he was burned. Bruno was a serious weird guy. He would have been a great … Read More
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