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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: August 2012
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Some recent posts as they scroll along off the front page. But first: Your Urgent Prayer Requests And now…. Blue Moon… you saw me standing alone… Washington state: Bishop warned by state over defense of marriage campaign Radio interview with … Read More
Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Continued from THESE. I get many requests by email asking for prayers. Many requests are heart-achingly grave and urgent. We should support each other in works of mercy. As long as my blog reaches … Read More
Blue moon Now I’m no longer alone Without a dream in my heart Without a love of my own From Spaceweather: BLUE MOON: Tonight’s full Moon is the second full Moon this month. According to modern folklore, that makes it … Read More
A while back I posted: Are we witnessing the establishment of a “state religion”? From the site of CNBC: Washington state Catholic bishop warned over anti-gay marriage campaign OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) – Washington state regulators have warned a Roman Catholic … Read More
Go HERE to hear an interview by Larry Roach on Fidelis Radio with Fr. Michael Rodriguez of the Diocese of El Paso. You have probably heard of him. Father was involved in a huge dust up in the defense of … Read More
Given my response the other day, and the ensuing reactions, about seminaries and the TLM and the Latin language, the following is timely. The intrepid Andrea Tornielli has a piece today in Vatican Insider about a theoretical document from the … Read More
The National catholic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) is out to get Bishop Finn. Fishwrap has been carrying on a jihad against Bishop Robert Finn of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph ever since he arrived. Fishwrap’s offices are within that … Read More
It is interesting to compare dioceses for the numbers of their vocations to the priesthood. Some swanky and tony dioceses have few. Some fly-over dioceses have many. What are they doing differently? Which are the differentiating factors? Is it something … Read More
From CNA: Vatican publisher enters e-book market in Italiano Posted on August 30, 2012 by Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY — The Vatican publishing house’s exclusive contract with Apple to market a series of books through iTunes made headlines in Italy, where … Read More
[wp_youtube]v8jPCE-EIM4[/wp_youtube] From Card. Dolan’s blog, comes the text of his prayer at the end of the 2012 GOP convention. Since I originally post this, more text was added to the Cardinal’s blog entry. Welcome to the blogosphere to whomever it … Read More
Once again the Call To Holiness Conference will be held near Detroit. Here is the information so that you can mark your calendar. Celebrating Vatican II in the Modern Era The 50th anniversary of Vatican II is the topic for … Read More
From a reader: Thank you father for the time you devote to this blog. I have found it very educational as has my husband. I would appreciate your thoughts as an outside observer to this question. We were parishioners for … Read More
The UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, usually provides us with the service each day of alerting us to a few interesting news items. I check it every day. Here is one the editor, Luke Coppen, found on UCANews (a … Read More
I bring to your attention something from The Catholic League about the recent DUI incurred by Archbishop Cordilone, newly appointed to San Francisco. Liberals are dancing around their bonfires as if Cordilone’s head is already on a stick. I’ve been watching … Read More
My friend Fr Ray Blake, parish priest in Brighton, has a good analysis of the phenomenon of lay people – lay women – leading Communion services in the absence of priests. Many of us have had the experience of hearing … Read More
Phil Lawler at CWN has some thoughts about the Card. Dolan’s upcoming appearance at the Dems’ Abortion Convention. He doesn’t so much consider whether Dolan should have offered to go or whether he should have accepted, but rather whether the DNC … Read More