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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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Monthly Archives: December 2012
I clicked on my Centro Televisivo Vaticano player for 1st Vespers from St. Peter’s Basilica. The Holy Father presides. The chant by the schola is improving. They are singing alternately with the congregation. From what I can tell, quite a few … Read More
Just for fun: Happy… young… Any fun snowman pics out there?
The Enchiridion Indulgentiarum 26 indicates that we can gain plenary indulgences on 31 December and 1 January. § 1. A plenary indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, in a church or in an oratory, are present [take part] … Read More
Fr Z’s Predictions for 2013 Israel will attack Iran (this one’s running for the 3rd consecutive year) SCOTUS will rule in favor of the bishops on the HHS Mandate Pope Benedict will still be Pope Bishop Finn (still there!) will … Read More
U.S. Bishops call for project of prayer, fasting to begin 30 DECEMBER to defend Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty – FR Z POLL
Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! POLLS BELOW! Did you know that the Bishops of these United States of America have asked for Catholics to pray, fast and abstain on Fridays, and take part in a holy hour each month? … Read More
Someone sent me a link to an article in Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) about “experimental worship” and moving beyond institutional church… sort of like what the National catholic Reporter praises. There is some pretty crazy stuff in … Read More
On Boxing Day, Her Majesty the Queen conferred a peerage on the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. From the official site of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Peerage for the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury Wednesday 26th December 2012 The Queen … Read More
You can reach the Ustream page of the Z-Cam & Radio SPTDV (olim Radio Sabina) here. I don’t control the ads that pop up, alas. I have found that “Ad Block” works on them, however. Right now I have some predominantly sacred … Read More
Some of you who have been internet dumpster diving have probably noticed that the National catholic Fishwrap presented their readers with a list of the “10 ways religion shaped the news in 2012”. They got it wrong, as usual. Here is … 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
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Now that the initial furor around the Holy Father’s Twitter account has died down a little, I want to pass along a suggestion made by a reader who left me a constructive voicemail. We could designate a day to post … Read More
A few weeks ago I attended a talk given by Tom Peterson who created VirtueMedia.org and CatholicsComeHome.org Perhaps you have seen some of his commercials. Here is the latest, with Coach Lou Holtz. [wp_youtube]xcMGJmB5D84[/wp_youtube] Here, in case you haven’t seen … Read More
Yesterday I facetiously posted about Friday penance during the Octave of Christmas. Days (other than Sunday) within the Octave of Christmas are not “heavy enough” (as a “solemnity” would be) to “outweigh” the Friday obligation to do some sort of … Read More
From a reader: Father, is it possible to play recorded mp3s of Gregorian chants during Mass? This scenario is based on the following assumptions: there is no choir available, the existing choir was newly formed and had little time to … Read More
From a reader: I have a question regarding what kind of penances I should do as a married layperson. I feel a strong desire to do penance both for personal sins and as a sacrifice for the conversion of my … Read More
I posting from my mobile phone in an airplane, so I must be brief. The canons at St John Cantius in Chicago sent me a spiffy new Ordo for the Usus Antiquior. Here are some photos to give you an … Read More
From Reuters: Website helps Dutch Catholics “de-baptize” over gay marriage (Reuters) – Thousands of Dutch Catholics are researching how they can leave the church in protest at its opposition to gay marriage, according to the creator of a website aimed … Read More
From a reader: Is the Index Librorum Prohibitorum still binding, and if so, what does that mean for the faithful? Is it a sin to read books on the list? No and No.