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“He [Satan] will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.”
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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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- “If you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
- LIVE VIDEO – 6 May 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. John at the Latin Gate
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- LIVE VIDEO – 5 May 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Pius V, Pope
- 4 May: Feast of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
- Daily Rome Shot 147
- 4 May – St Monica: intercessor for children fallen away from the Faith
- LIVE VIDEO – 3 May 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Finding of the Holy Cross
- Canons of St. Peter’s forbidden to enter Basilica for the May Rosary
- Daily Rome Shot 146
- 2 May: St. Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor. Shall we ever see his like again?
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- Your Sunday Sermon notes – 4th Sunday after Easter (N.O. 5th of Easter) 2021
- ASK FATHER: Appurtenant pasta for a Pentecost repast
- Daily Rome Shot 145
- The CDW added SEVEN new invocations to the Litany of St. Joseph
- “To refuse to give Holy Communion to dissident Catholic politicians is not to politicize the Eucharist.”
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- 1 May – St. Joseph the Worker: An intercessor in time of need
- Wile E., eat your heart out
- 30 April (N.O.) – St Pius V – A Pope who dealt with clerical depravity
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- 29 April: St. Peter Martyr, Patron of Inquisitors & blessing Holy Water in honor of
- St. Catherine of Siena wrote that GOD says that same-sex acts are so appalling that demons who incite them won’t stick around as they are taking place
- 28 April – Prepared to be amazed! – St. Gianna Molla’s 2nd miracle. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
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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: February 2015
Brick by brick, my readers, brick by brick. I had some good news: Here is a good example of the Traditionalists “Riding The Bike”. [See this rant HERE.] A Parish near St. Louis is starting a Latin Mass through the efforts … Read More
This is pretty interesting… From Breitbart: EUROPEAN ROYALTY APPEALS TO POPE FRANCIS ON CHURCH TEACHING A coalition of royals, prelates, and Catholic activists have sent a “filial appeal” to Pope Francis asking him to hold the line on Church teaching … Read More
The nice people at Courageous Priest are still working on their t-shirt fundraiser. They have a St. Patrick t-shirt which, for a change, doesn’t promote anything stupid, immoral, or disrespectful to the Saint. Since I simply loath what has been done to the Feast … Read More
This morning took me to the Chicago Art Institute. I was especially keep to see some Impressionists, but I started in chronological order in European paintings. This is interesting. Here is something by Matteo di Giovanni (+1495), part of a … Read More
I have mixed feelings about Gov. Scott Walker running for President. It would be hard to lose him to the state I live in, because he is doing a cracker-jack job. Time will tell. Anyway, liberal newsies are … Read More
Where I am, near the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue, there is no good Chinese food. It is a hardship. So, when I get to Chicago, I really enjoy finding some good Chinese fare at what must be one of … Read More
I received this from a reader: I am visiting my company in the Cleveland Diocese this week and I heard at mass yesterday that the entire diocese, every single church, will be having confessions from 5-8pm on March 4. What … Read More
If I had to build a church or restructure one, there are some traditional things that I would be sure to include in the sacristy. I would make sure there are adequately deep drawers and closets for vestments, a vault, a … Read More
Monday Vatican is out. First paragraph… Pope Francis: An Agenda Behind his Back? Is there an agenda at work behind Pope Francis’ back? As he carries out his plan of renewal for the Church, one that is based on the … Read More
You know… ever since February started, I have had the strangest feeling that it was the wrong day. Ever have that? Get out your red pens. Each day I turn another page of my copy of the Martyrologium Romanum, which … Read More
Here is an oldie but goodie from back in 2008: Here are a few photos of St. Peter’s taken last year (2007) on this feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter. It is pretty dark in the Basilica, so steady … Read More
In the lead up (already) to next October’s Synod, the continuation of last October’s wild ride with its bizarre rules, backroom maneuvers, and strange proposals, Africa (pace Card. Kasper) is coming into its own. I saw this at the National … Read More
There is a piece at Brietbart by Austin Ruse (who runs C-FAM) about how Canadian Fr. Thomas Rosica, who does a lot of work with the Holy See Press Office, has threatened to sue a Canadian blogger. My emphases: VATICAN … Read More
Some of you asked for mugs with the phrase Liquidum non frangit ieiunium. Ecce. I added one to the Fr. Z Stuff Store. HERE Some samples… Can insulator… Drinking glass. Something whimsical… for medicinal purposes only, of course. Two sizes of … Read More
I had a great offer from the Canons at St. John Cantius which they want to extend to you, through my blog. BIRETTA BOOKS – SPECIAL OFFER FOR LENT Biretta Books has a special Lenten offer for Fr. Z’s Blog readers. … Read More
I hope we have a break in the clouds! From Sky and Telescope: Earth’s two closest planetary neighbors draw strikingly close together this week. When it comes to “eyeball astronomy,” nothing is more satisfying than to see a pair of … Read More
The inimitable Fr. Hunwicke has a good reminder at his fine blog HERE about papal authority (my emphases): Two points. Despite the anxieties entertained by the Intellectuals on both sides of this question … the Traditionalists and the Tablettentendenz … … Read More