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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: February 2015
I saw a piece at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about a request of the Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests to the USCCB’s Pres. Archbp. Kurtz. The Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests have requested: expanded opportunities for sacramental confession and reconciliation … Read More
The Left and the openly immoral use the tactics of thugs to intimidate others to their will. Here is something from Gateway Pundit. Washington Grandmother Set to Lose Home & Life’s Savings for Not Selling Flowers to Couple for Gay … Read More
Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation, as every Sunday is. However, many people go to Mass for the beginning of Lent. Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for Ash Wednesday?
Tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, at 7 pm we will have a traditional Sung Mass, Extraordinary Form, at the chapel of the Bishop O’Connor Center. All are welcome. Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation. This, however, could be one of the … Read More
This is waaaaay too cool not to share about your planet’s yellow Sun. And then there is this. A good thought project for Lent. As you watch the animation, as you watch the little dot planets whirl about the Sun, … Read More
A few days ago, The Extraordinary Ordinary, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, was on with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN. Bp. Morlino spoke about what Pope Francis is up to, what is going on in the … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our comings and goings in civil society are going to be getting markedly more and more difficult, especially as “gay marriage” becomes legal in state after state, and as “transgendered” people are being allowed to have … Read More
From a reader: Are children of any age able to receive ashes on Ash Wednesday or is First Communion/Confirmation required first? My son is almost 2. Yes, children of any age can receive ashes. That’s up to you parents and, … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I enjoy smoking marijuana from time to time (about once a week). I’m trying to be a better Catholic and was wondering if I absolutely have to give this up? To put it into context, when … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Has the rubric requiring priests to genuflect after showing the Eucharistic Species to the people been altered? Did someone get an indult or something so that bowing is now legitimate? I wonder because at our local … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve tried for many years to stay in the church but simply things get worse here, with the impositions of liberal catholics and bishops who prefer a round of applause rather than defend our faith. I … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: My husband and I were at a local novus ordo this past Sunday because of weather and illness we were not able to travel to our regular EF Mass. During the sign of peace we keep … Read More
From a reader: Today at mass, our priest told the congregation that the archbishop wanted to emphasize that the people should remain standing after communion until the tabernacle is closed. This is to emphasize the unity of the people. If … Read More
The beheadings continue. What will be the response of civilization? “Rome” is a target for ISIS. What that means, we aren’t sure. It seems to be code for “Christians”, the lands which once comprised Christendom. It also probably means Rome … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: When I converted at Easter 2001 from an Baptist background it seemed that the Catechism of the Catholic Church implied that there was hope for Protestant salvation. Now that I have been drawn to the Traditional Latin … Read More
Was there a good point or two in the Sunday sermon you heard this weekend? Let us know!
First and foremost, help each other… YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS Some recent posts, which scroll off quickly. A Blog Milestone and a Mass for Benefactors YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS Something fun for the consistory: The Cardinal… locations 25 years ago, … Read More
At sometime this morning, we hit the 40 million visits mark. That’s 40 million since I started keeping stats, which wasn’t from the beginning. In any event, it’s a milestone. Thanks everyone! And in thanksgiving especially for you donors and … Read More
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
Here is something fun for dire times. In honor of the consistory, I will share something sent to me by a priest friend, Fr. Robert Guessetto, OSA, in Rome. Most of you know, I am sure, the Otto Preminger movie … Read More