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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: March 2014
I am sure that you have all seen this piece by now from this liturgy site HERE. My emphases and comments: New Ecumenical English Missal A rumour has been growing about a possible review of the Roman Catholic missal translation, but … Read More
I don’t watch a lot of TV and I loathe most commercials. This commercial, however, I thought was pretty great. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzIg0vw8gNY&feature=player_embedded Also, I must note that my father has been a Mass Mutual financial adviser for decades and I have … Read More
Last year Pope Francis went to a jail on the edge of Rome and washed the feet of a couple of females Today in the WSJ (Wisconsin State Journal) there is a rather feeble attempt to stir a little more … Read More
From Rev. Mr. Kandra’s page: Chaplains erect billboard supporting phrase “So help me God”—UPDATED This press release was posted by the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Freedom: The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Freedom has joined with other members of the Restore … Read More
As I prepare to leave my native place, I ramped up with a big breakfast. Hard to beat this. Bacon = Crispy Eggs = Easy Bread = Wheat The diner where I broke my fast has a counter, near the … Read More
Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for Laetare Sunday? Let us know what it was! Yes… you can share more than one good point.
With a biretta tip to TAM, I bring to your attention something that was in the Charlotte Observer. This is we are going to experience for a long-time, friends. If we Catholics (read: faithful to the teachings of the Church … Read More
I will not be seeing this movie. I’ve been talking about it with some people in the know, but this review from Breitbart clinched it. Too bad. I have enjoyed some movies with Russell Crowe (for example Cinderella Man, Master … Read More
Here is some cheery news. It is cheery in that the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith is doing its job diligently and that justice has been done and that the Faith has been defended. It is sad news, … Read More
This blog has been pretty serious of late. Here is a completely ridiculous video. I’m really just trying to stop being the only person who has not posted a cat video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ywjpbThDpE&feature=player_embedded So… I bet most of you have seen … Read More
Today I watched the video of the Pope who made his own confession before hearing the confessions of others. HERE That juxtaposition brought forcefully into my mind both the prayers I usually say before and after making my own confession, … Read More
This is great. The Devil got a serious kick in the teeth today. This evening in Rome the Holy Father held a big communal penance service (“Form 2”) in St. Peter’s Basilica, with many confessors to help people make a … Read More
Fr. Z kudos to the Archbp. of San Antonio. From the Express-News: Confessions to be heard for 24 hours at downtown church SAN ANTONIO — The sacrament of confession will be offered for 24 hours straight by a team of … Read More
From Politico: Obama’s papal audience VATICAN CITY — President Barack Obama was once the biggest superstar on the international stage. On Thursday, he headed here to benefit from the popularity of his replacement: Pope Francis. The 50-minute meeting was a … Read More
I was alerted to this video at the blog A Man In The Gap. And to think that this is “Lutheran Satire”. These don’t sound the Lutherans I remember. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP8tTXKzObc&feature=player_embedded
Radio show Vicki McKenna, the Rush of MadCity (aka Madison, WI, aka 78 Square Miles Surrounded By Reality), spoke on air the other day (final hour on 25 March) about a 911 call from a Planned Parenthood Big-Business Abortion clinic which severely injured … Read More
You may have heard that Pres. Obama met with Pope Francis today. Some people are asking me to comment on this historic event, which liberals will surely say is the first time a Pope smiled at an American President. Popes … Read More
From The Catholic Thing. My emphases and comments. Fidelity – to Spouses and Christ’s Words By Fr. Gerald Murray [A good friend… Fr. Murray, J.C.D., is pastor of Holy Family Church, New York, NY, and a canon lawyer.] [QUAERITUR…] Is the … Read More