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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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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: December 2014
Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests by … Read More
Exactly two years ago, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the First Holy Mass of Christmas and he wore the fanon, hated by liberals and the ungodly HERE. I turned on the Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica for a little … Read More
A reader alerted me to this. Pop over to National Catholic Register for a peek at an old (2011) satirical piece by Tim Drake about… 14 Steps to a More Self-Centered Church […] 14. Community Center Rather than describing your … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was hoping to hear your insight into traditions that seem lost! Will you please share your thoughts regarding bowing for clergy, kissing the hands of priests and referring to priests directly as Your Reverence? We … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: At the TLM I understand that I, as a layperson, gain the graces simply by being present, but what am I supposed to do during it? I’ve heard that people used to pray the rosary silently. … Read More
Each year it is customary for the Roman Pontiff to meet and greet members of the Roman Curia just before Christmas. The Pope gives an address. Often that address is a kind of “State of the Union”, describing things that … Read More
It stands to reason, in a way. This is for your Just Too Cool file. Form phys.org: Earliest known piece of polyphonic music discovered New research has uncovered the earliest known practical piece of polyphonic music, an example of the … Read More
From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I frequently find communion pyxes lying on the organ in the choir loft. They seem to be left there from a prior Mass where they were used to bring Holy Communion to the choir by an … Read More
I am sad and angry about the assassination of two New York City police offers. I will remember them and their families in my prayers. There’s lots of blame to go around. First, the perp was a Muslim who posted … Read More
I read Mass this morning. No, actually, I sang Mass this morning, but saying “read Mass” is more fun. It annoys liberals. We have various phrases which means basically the same thing, but with certain nuances. And old-fashioned description of … Read More
Transferring important Feasts, such as Ascension Thursday, to a Sunday is a Really Bad Idea. Ascension Thursday Sunday? What sense does that make? But wait! There’s more. Who knew that the officially sanctioned watering down of our Catholic identity in the transfer … Read More
I was once in a parish with a school. I visited class rooms. I was asked to blessed the class rooms by the pastor. By way of explanation of what blessings are all about I wanted to make the distinction … Read More
I think I am finally beginning to understand the LCWR and the Fishwrap. I want you to understand them too. Here’s a helpful video.
You know that I am not a fan of The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet). That said, there is a something striking, striking as in “nail on the head”, from a seasoned priest which you should read. This is from Fr. Mark Minihane … Read More
I am ill. I have a lot to do in the next few days. I ask for prayers. UPDATE 20 Dec: The antibiotics start today.
Two more flights to wind up this calendar year. Alas, it has to be one from Orlando. Happily it’s a short hop to the next, and last leg. I think Orlando may be the airport I hate more than all … Read More
I am beginning to admire more and more the analysis of things Vatican by Andrea Galiarducci, who writes for CNA. He has a status questionis post on Pope Francis and the involvement, past and present, of the Catholic Church in … Read More
It was a good day for The Catholic Thing today. Anthony Esolen again knocked one out of the park in an piece in which he talks about reverence. Esolen starts from an interesting jumping off point: Odysseus slaying the suitors, but sparing the … Read More
Some of the mistakes we make in life can’t be fixed. These days we expect everything to be fixable, to have a solution. There must be some way to get around problems, some cure, some repair, some slight-of-hand. No. Not … Read More