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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: November 2014
Pope Francis has appointed Robert Card. Sarah, 69, as the new Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. Hitherto, Card. Sarah, from Guinea, has been the head of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”. Not long ago, … Read More
I have of late not been very happy with Andrea Tornielli, who seems to have jettisoned objectivity. However, at La Stampa he posts that there are perhaps some big changes coming to the Roman Curia. On Monday the Pope will … Read More
Via BarbWire: Homosexual HRC Founder Arrested for Raping 15-Year-Old Boy et another high profile “gay” activist has been arrested for homosexual assault on a child. This time authorities caught one of the big fish (a rainbow trout?). Terrance Patrick Bean … Read More
A reader alerted me to coverage of a TLM in Miami in which the local Juventutem chapter is involved. With Ancient Language, Catholic Mass Draws Young Parishioners Roman Catholic Mass was at one time universally celebrated in Latin, the ancient … Read More
Vacation having come to an end, it’s time to hit the long and dusty. Paris is worth, among other things, another visit. This is the part I like the least. UPDATE: Back in these USA! Last leg. It’s short.
Today brought better weather. We had a trip to the Bon Marche again, almost like a pilgrimage. But there were various motives I cannot now explicate. On the way… And the place itself. Fascinating. Did you know that large format … Read More
Friends, the controversy isn’t over yet. It is only beginning. So, I am happy to report that The Five Cardinals Book™, Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church, which helped to turn the tide during … Read More
Actor Bill Murray misses the older, traditional Latin Mass. Rod Dreher brings this to our attention. HERE Bill Murray Misses The Latin Mass One new saint he does approve of is Pope John XXIII (who died in 1963). “I’ll buy … Read More
Recently, Adam Shaw of FNC published quotes from me in a piece online about the dynamics that are developing in the Church during the pontificate of Pope Francis. I am now getting email asking me about this. The interview Adam … Read More
From a reader: Fr Mark Kirby, of Vultus Christi blog, who with a small community is trying to save and revive Silverstream Priory, is in hospital. Would you pray for him? Would you ask readers to pray for him? And give … Read More
Yesterday one of you readers gave me a good lead on where to find images (probably holy cards or other) of Our Lady of the Clergy in that version I posted. Since their main store is a few minutes walk … Read More
I think it was the late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus who said that the Anglican Church existed in order to make irony redundant. They took another step in perfecting irony by approving wyshops… errrr. women “bishops”. There is a Vatican … Read More
I have for years had an image of Our Lady of the Clergy, Notre-Dame du Clergé, on this blog. See the sidebar. Right now I have a special reason to ask her to stick by me and a few other … Read More
Pro sacerdote vel laico O Mater pietatis et misericordiae, beatissima Virgo Maria, ego miser et indignus peccator ad te confugio toto corde et affectu; et precor pietatem tuam, ut, sicut dulcissimo Filio tuo in Cruce pendenti astitisti, ita et mihi, … Read More
You probably know that Benedict XVI’s life’s works as a theologian are being edited and released in different volumes. Ignatius Press has the publishing rights for English. His volume on Liturgy is available. HERE In German another volume has … Read More
The folks at Courageous Priest have another tee and hoodie sale going on to raise money. They invited me to share this and then give me a taste of the sales. I am working entirely on my phone right now, … Read More
I don’t have many pics to show of what I did pretty much all day, which was slowly work my way through the Musée d’Orsay… for hours. I saw pretty much everything that I needed to see. We couldn’t take … Read More