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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: March 2015
The world is going nuts. I have often felt a bit like Cassandra, but … Cassandra was right. Here is another take. From the pen of John Zmirak at The Stream with my emphases and comments: The expected Supreme Court decision imposing … Read More
In the Roman Rite, the washing of feet on Holy Thursday is an option. It may be left out without disturbing the integrity of the Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper (otherwise, it wouldn’t be a legitimate option). Watch now … Read More
Some garlicky notes for this Holy Week. First, at BBC an ancient recipe made new. 1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts have said. … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I know of a priest who imparts blessings over the telephone. Is this valid? The Holy Father has the authority to impart a blessing by means of electronic transmission. The faithful, who are unable to be present … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question, it seems to be very common for priests to give a sort of mini-homily at the very beginning of Mass. This has always annoyed me very much, but I have not been able to … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: How do you think one should understand CIC c.917 with regard to the Good Friday presanctified liturgy? Specifically, since this liturgy takes the place of Mass for the day, and c.917 says, “iterum . . . intra eucharisticam celebrationem,” rather than, … Read More
This is pretty spiffy, from St. John Cantius in Chicago! 39 views as I post this.
Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for your Palm Sunday Mass obligation? Let us know!
Fr. John Hunwicke has a superb post over at his place. He looks at today’s Collect in the Extraordinary Form. My emphases and comments. in tot adversis Da quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, qui in tot adversis ex nostra infirmitate deficimus; … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: This Sunday I went to Confession for the first time in ~2 years. As you always say, I tried to make a good examination of conscience. One problem is that Father chimed in with comments or … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I would like to abstain from meat all Fridays of the year but I live with my non-Catholic parents and can’t easily get my own food every Friday, what should I do? During Lent I have … Read More
Like Michael Voris. Hate Michael Voris. Whatever. Voris is a man with convictions and he acts on them. That’s admirable. Like his projects. Hate his projects. He is doing something concrete with the time, talent and treasure at his disposal. … Read More
From RT: Boko Haram kills, ‘beheads with chainsaws’ 40 people to derail Nigeria elections Militants from extremist group Boko Haram attacked several Nigerian towns, torching houses and fatally shooting those who fled before reportedly beheading some of the bodies with chainsaws. … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Today I attended Mass where we had no Collect, no First or Second Reading, No Gospel, we sashed neatly from The Lord have mercy to the bidding prayers! We had the Consecration, and we received Communion, … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: My son left the Catholic Church And now belongs to the Church of England. he is getting married in C of E without a dispensation as he no longer considers himself a Catholic. I know he will not … Read More
Today is the 500th birthday of St. Teresa of Avila (28 March 1515 – 4 October 1582). She is a great saint, reformer and Doctor of the Church. Perhaps you readers could contribute your own favorite quotes of the quotable … Read More
There is an especially venomous case of Burke Derangement Syndrome™ from the Wile E. Coyote of contemporary liberal catholicism, Michael Sean Winters of National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap). He reacted to an interview Card. Burke gave to LifeSite. HERE When it comes to Card. … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Could a diocesan Bishop be consecrated in the “usus antiquior”? Because, only in Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life which are under the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei is permitted to use 1962 Pontificale … Read More
A note from a Father of the Church to everyone who texts and tweets. Tip o’ the biretta to the Laudator. Basil, letter XII (to Olympius; tr. Roy J. Deferrari): You used to write us little enough, but now you … Read More