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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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- LENTCAzT 2021: 05 – 1st Sunday of Lent: “Our Sire God being first served.”
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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: July 2015
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This week’s Collect, which historically was in the 8th century Liber sacramentorum Gellonensis, was also the prayer over the people, or Super populum, in the 1962MR for Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent. It was not, I believe, in the 1970MR … Read More
Have you seen the Gallup Poll on Pope Francis’ popularity? HERE His favorability has, essentially, crashed. Laudato NO! Back in February 2015, Pew Research showed that 70% of all Americans and 90% of Catholics viewed Francis favorably. Today, according Gallup, his … Read More
Fr. Z kudos to a friend of mine, William, for his promotion to the Papal Order of St. Sylvester! He showed me some of his new gear today. Papal Knights still have the privilege of riding their horses into St. … Read More
Tuesday is my movie day: $5 admission all day and “free” popcorn. Hard to beat. Yesterday I went to see Ant-Man. I flipped a coin. It was either that or the new Terminator flick. Since I did not grow up on the … Read More
I saw that my friend Greg DiPippo at NLM posted that today is the 500th Birthday of one of my great patrons, St. Philip Neri. I was ordained on his feast in 1991. I have a 1st class relic of this … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: It’s been a while since Ive been on WDTPRS but I need help. I am a convert, and converted after I married. We got some kind of dispensation to be “re” married in the Church, even … Read More
I had posted this back on 3 December 2014 and 13 February and 27 March and 9 June (which had been “lean” days) and there were great responses. I am always grateful when donations come in, either ad hoc (one offs) … Read More
From a priest: This Sunday is the patronal feast of our parish, Sts Joachim and Ann. We have an extraordinary form Mass every Sunday. Do you know if there is a collect for the extraordinary form that mentions both Joachim … Read More
Never has the label “Big Business Abortion” been more appropriate for Planned Parenthood. HERE Another video is out, showing a PP exec negotiating the price of body parts of babies. Planned Parenthood receives million of YOUR tax dollars. A new … Read More
You might recall that I posted about the theory about the Star of Bethlehem. His arguments are pretty good. I was sent a link to an interesting video in Spanish about another triple conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in Regulus in Leo. … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it possible to say Mass in many languages? In example part in English, part in French or better part in English and Canon in latin? Yes, this is possible in the Ordinary Form. Is it a … Read More
From a reader: A new pastor to our church celebrated the Sacrifice of the Mass dressed only in a white alb with a green stole this Sunday. It is my understanding a priest is always to wear proper liturgical vestments … Read More
At HPR Fr. Regis Scalon, OFM.Cap. has a good piece which might be sent to ever parish priest who seeks to force people not to kneel during Mass. Here is the introductory section: Kneeling Ban: Good Liturgy or Loss of … Read More
Many of the great figures of the Old Testament are considered saints and have a day in the Roman liturgical book called the Roman Martyrology. I post about them on occasion. The Martyrology says that when the day is clear … Read More
My friend Fr. Gerry Murry has a good comment on Laura Ingraham’s new site, LifeZette (don’t ask me about that name, I’m not sure either). My emphases and comments. Can Capitalists Be Good Catholics? Pope Francis warns of ‘subtle dictatorship’ by … Read More
When I headed out for parts north today it was about 95° and really humid. Add to that black clothing (aka solar panels) It was just about then that a priest friend sent me a photo of himself in his … Read More
Down the island I went to meet friends for lunch at a favorite place: Veselka. My view for awhile. I was rewarded with cold borscht. That’s chopped dill. Ruben. The staff wear shirt with festive beets! Then it’s Uber … Read More
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