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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: February 2016
From a reader… QUAERITUR: My next door neighbor (unbaptized) has enrolled her 5 year old daughter in CCD classes at a local parish to have her baptized and receive her first holy communion. She decided to also enroll herself in … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was serving at Mass in the OF today, and before Mass, my priest approached me and told me that, when crossing from one side of the altar to the other, I was not to go to the … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering what the rules are if any about wearing lace albs or cottas [surplices] by priests during Lent. Is there a prohibition on lace being worn during Lent? I don’t think there is. I … Read More
Today is a fine opportunity to reflect of the will of the Savior that the Church He founded should have as a necessary element the Petrine Ministry. Also, I wish all those who belong to the Ordinariate of the Chair … Read More
I was at the University of Minnesota when the US Hockey Team beat the Soviet Union at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. I was particularly tuned in, because quite a few Minnesota players were on the team. From History: U.S. … Read More
I’ve had a couple notes from men asking about birettas. We had a really successful biretta project going. Let’s keep it going. A while back, John in Church Goods at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul (who is coordinating it) said he … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it liturgically correct for a priest to dip their fingers into the water pitcher and then shake them off into the chalice as a means to add water to the chalice before the consecration? Liturgically … Read More
Was there a good point or two in the sermon that you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know.
It’s not an urban legend, it’s a LIE: Paul VI did NOT give permission to nuns to use contraceptives.
The other day Pope Francis, in the infamous post-Mexico airplane presser, said: Paolo VI – il grande! – in una situazione difficile, in Africa, ha permesso alle suore di usare gli anticoncezionali per i casi di violenza. … Paul VI … Read More
It seems that, the presidency not being enough, The Donald is running for Pope. This is from A-CNN: Converted Trump Now Running for Pope In shocking news first reported a week ago, businessman Donald Trump has converted to Catholicism and … Read More
I went to see Risen yesterday. It starts like a mystery novel/show, but not a murder mystery. It’s a resurrection mystery. Its starting point is the mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the body of Jesus of Nazareth, which could become a … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: A local Protestant affiliated hospital in my city hosted a so-called WomanPriest recently. She purported to confect the Eucharist in their chapel. This “event” received zero publicity (to my surprise). The usual small gaggle of grey … Read More
Today I watched the broadcast of the funeral Mass for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. It was held at the National Shrine in Washington DC. A couple points. First, Justice Scalia’s son, Fr. Paul Scalia of the Diocese … Read More
From a reader… I’ve heard a lot recently about ordinary priests being given the power to lift excommunications for abortion, what with the Year of Mercy. What about other sins that carry an automatic excommunication, like schism? I left the … Read More
2 Chronicles 14:7 And he said to Juda: Let us build these cities, and compass them with walls, and fortify them with towers, and gates, and bars, while all is quiet from wars, because we have sought the Lord the … Read More
From the often amusing Eye Of The Tiber: Francis Declares Plane Interviews New Authoritative Form Of Magisterial Teaching Pope Francis gave a press conference on his flight back to Rome Thursday, declaring that all interviews given aboard a plane would henceforth … Read More
Another trip, another presser, another post. A priest friend wrote to me: I’m writing a new prayer for all of us … a “Nine Hour Pope Plane Ride Novena.” I will write now what I have written before. Again, when … Read More
At CWR there is an interview with Archbp. Alex Sample of Portland. Among the things he addressed are sacred liturgy and sacred music. […] Some have said that the sacred liturgy is my personal hang up, that I have an … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I know that the priests of the Institute of Christ the King nowadays take the title “Canon” and that Monsignors Wach and Schmitz are, well, Monsignors. Recently I have heard a few people independently doubt this, … Read More