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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: April 2012
Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks!My friend Fr. Ray Blake, reknowned p.p. of Brighton, has on his blog an interesting entry about “the Good Shepherd”. Be sure to visit his great blog. I remember hearing about a school inspector telling … Read More
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In light of all that is going on, and in light of the fact that I have put some combative swag in my online store, I wanted to do something positive. Some days ago I created a new bunch of … Read More
I posted about the absence (and then the presence) of the Holy Father’s Letter to German bishops on the vatican.va site. HERE. Here is the editorial of the papal spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, on the site of Vatican Radio … Read More
The Holy Father recently explained the “pro multis” situation to the German Bishops. How would the Holy Father explain this? What does this teach children about the importance of or nature of liturgical worship? I am reminded of something I … Read More
I noticed this in USAToday: Twisting tweets make hash of hashtag support for nuns [Nooo… it brought clarity to support for nuns.] By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY Hesitate before you launch a hashtag. The experiences of President Obama and Catholic … Read More
From a reader: I hope this finds you well! My question: if one is a registered member of a territorial parish in whose geographical boundaries you do not live, is it necessary to receive permission from your “territorial pastor” to … Read More
Fr. Kramer, Pastor of the Extraordinary Form parish in Rome, explains the situation: [wp_youtube]ZLeomOG3bN8[/wp_youtube]
Sometimes the news can just be simple. From CNA: Vatican City, Apr 26, 2012 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A 7-year-old Italian girl got her wish granted after this week’s Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, when she was … Read More
From a reader: 56 girls were recently confirmed. Isn’t that too big a group? I would rather have smaller groups, and the Archdiocese of ___ has no shortage of auxiliary bishops and vicars. There is no requirement in canon law … Read More
From a reader: I attended a Confirmation yesterday, and I noticed two things that made me doubtful. Firstly, the fact that some of the girls being confirmed had two godfathers, or two godmothers, while I had been told in my … Read More
I read in the monthly newsletter of the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worship (Vol. 48, April 2012) the following: CDWDS Confirms Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb The text of the Rite for the Blessing of … Read More
From a reader: First, please know you are in my prayers. My question: Is it permissible for a Protestant minister to officiate the Marriage Rite at a Catholic Nuptial Mass? This is about to take place at our local parish … Read More
Pres. Obama is undermining not just the freedom of religion clause of the 1st Amendment but also free-speech. Under a new law which Obama signed anyone protected by the Secret Service may request that there be no protests near them. … Read More
At the blog Domine, Da Mihi Hanc Aquam there is a reposted summary of themes which emerged from the writer’s close reading keynote speeches presented at the annual assemblies of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR – a subsidiary of … Read More
This is Kathleen Sebelius, Pres. Obama’s surrogate at HHS, questioned on religious liberty. FAIL. I picked this up from Life News: Sebelius Admits She’s Unaware of Top Religious Liberty Cases by Jeanne Monahan This morning in a hearing before the … Read More
A reader (and monthly donor!) alerted me to this great shot of a “worship schedule” posted on the blog Te igitur. Ten Masses on Sundays Eight Masses on Weekdays Daily Vespers and Rosary Daily confessions from 8 am till 8 … Read More