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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 2014
From a priest… QUAERITUR: I mostly do the Extraordinary Form. I saw in the De defectibus of 1962, it tells priest to fast 3 hours before communion, does that still hold with extra ordinary form Mass or does the hour … Read More
From a reader: QUAERITUR: I am a newly registered member of a parish […] for whom the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is that of the principle patron. Hence, that should be 1st class (solemnity) for the archdiocese. In the traditional … Read More
From a reader: I know you frequently encourage your readers to attend to making use of the confessional and I support you in your efforts! However, I have a question as to how you handle penitents who hog the confessional? We are … Read More
I begin a too short road trip today. First, stop – St. Paul, because I need a hair cut. Actually, there is a meeting of my literary group. We are, this time, reading Richard Wilbur. Then, …. I like driving … Read More
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… until it’s you. We don’t know what problems will crop up. We don’t know when “the big one” will happen. GO TO CONFESSION. Today an earthquake shook the Napa region north of San Francisco. Yes, wine country. I checked … Read More
A couple months ago, the mouth-breathing Islamic terrorists of Boko Haram had our attention by kidnapping school girls. Then ISIS struck and stole the limelight. Then Hamas stole even more market share by rocketing Israel. But wait! Then ISIS got … Read More
My friend Fr. Martin Fox of the blog Bonfire of the Vanities has a great post. ‘Gay marriage’ is church suicide Give into the Zeitgeist? Not a plan of success: Membership Episcopal Church: -18% (2002-2012) [that “-” means “minus”, as … Read More
I have received word that some demolition is going on at the church where Fr. George Rutler used to be pastor, Our Saviour. As you may know, Fr. Rutler was – in a move that surprised many – transferred not … Read More
For your “Just Too Cool” file, I direct your attention to Astronomy Pic of the Day and a viewing of … … The Spectre of Veszprem. This truly is just too cool! Want an explanation? Of course you do. This is … Read More
Do any of you know of a site where someone has compared, side by side, the readings or “pericopes” for both the Extraordinary and the Ordinary Forms of the Roman Rite, for the whole liturgical year? That is to say, … Read More
A nice young lady sent me a note and link to a video. Dear Fr. Z, I am entering my sophomore year at Christendom College, and I recently made an 8 minute video on the chapel veil to explain why … Read More
First, help each other out with your prayers: YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS Also, STUDENTS, PARENTS: Text Books, Back To School, and You Next… MOVIE – When The Game Stands Tall – ACTION ITEM! [!] WDTPRS 21st Ordinary Sunday: the smoke of … Read More
I saw something in a TV segment while doing some chores in the Steam Pipe Distribution Center about the show hosts’ favorite “One Hit Wonders”. You know what those are, right? Some artist has one big hit and is virtually … Read More
ORIGINAL: Aug 19, 2014 @ 12:02 Something both funny and serious at the same time. A HuffPo reporter at Ferguson, MO spotted some foam earplugs on the ground and thought they might be rubber bullets. I think he was probably eager … Read More
If you are anywhere near Manhattan… I received this by email: Tonight (August 22nd, 2014), after the 6pm traditional Mass at the Church of the Holy Innocents, there will be another prayer vigil for the Christians in Iraq and Syria. … Read More
The Obama Administration’s war on religion continues unabated. From Catholic News Agency: Obama administration announces new HHS mandate rules Washington D.C., Aug 22, 2014 / 10:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Department of Health and Human Services issued on Friday new … Read More
First, to registrants: Because my registration form and combox are under constant assault by spammers, I use the “About You” field in the registration form to sort out potential problems. Use that form and demonstrate that you aren’t a spammer. … Read More