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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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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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- VIDEO: On Sunday, Bp. Thomas Tobin of Providence visited the parish entrusted to the FSSP. Terrific. Exemplary.
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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: May 2016
I’m off! It is nice to have visual verification that your bag is going with you. I was in a bit of a hurry at the end of packing. I had carefully put out everything that had to go, except … Read More
This morning I had several calls from someone (clearly from India) purporting to be from “technical support”, who started asked stupidly invasive questions. Friends, legitimate tech support for your products does NOT call you out of the blue and tell you … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I hope you are doing well! First, I want to thank you for your blog. Your writings have been very educational and inspirational. I’m hoping you might share your thoughts on an example that came up during a discussion … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, Is it permissible for a priest to instead of giving a homily at a Sunday Mass, “Open up that time to the congregation for a Q&A on any topics they would like to discuss?” I … Read More
Was there a good point or two in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation? I’ll bet some of you heard some odd things about the Trinity. Here is a little Trinity Sunday question for you. In … Read More
There has been a bit of a dust up in the last days about the Third Secret of Fatima. Was the whole of the Third Secret truly released? Some say that it wasn’t. One blog recently posted some claims about … Read More
First and foremost, I am very grateful for the monthly donations which have come in since the beginning of May. I have been behind the eight-ball for quite a while and, hence, I haven’t been updating the sidebar where I usually … Read More
ORIGINAL Published 11 May 2016 First, where is a good herald when you need him? I want to do a decent version of my coat-of-arms (I will revert to my family’s which is part of the one I was using). … Read More
This morning early I received an SMS: “Parolin announces ‘clarification’ of CIC by which no diocesan institute of religious can be erected validly without Vatican OK.” “Gosh!”, or words to that effect, “So much for the collegiality and decentralization that … Read More
The other day I chatted for a bit with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN, who stopped at our table at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. When I got home from DC, I found waiting for me a copy of his new book … Read More
This was sent by a priest friend. “OUCH!” doesn’t quite capture my reaction. Let me preface your viewing by saying that the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite is not susceptible to this sort of madness. BTW… the real … Read More
I am trying to think back through the Church’s long history for an instance in which a Pope has withdrawn one of his own teaching documents, on faith and morals. Of course Popes have superseded previous documents by issuing their own. … Read More
How do you say Fishwrap in Flemish? My first thought was, this antic trumpery would not have been attempted in the pontificates of St. John Paul II or Benedict XVI. A Belgian Catholic newspaper, what seems to be the official Flemish language catholic newpaper … Read More
This is both smile and face-palm inducing at the same time. I picked this up from Church Militant. It seems that Bishop Donald Hanchon played a ukulele in the pulpit of Assumption Grotto in Detroit during a Confirmation Mass last Tuesday. I’ve … Read More
First, there is an interview with Card. Burke at LifeSite. In the summary before the interview itself: Answering a question in which I remarked that “many Catholics are troubled by the text,” Cardinal Burke did not deny that some of … Read More
Another note in the wake of the wonderful National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. During his speech, Card. Sarah referred to “demonic ‘gender ideology’“. I think we should all start using this description whenever the topic comes up. From the LifeSite report … Read More
I am on my way home after a few great days in Washington DC. I love Uber. Airport Burger review…. Ben’s Chile Bowl… It’s only after you order and pay that they tell you it’ll take more than 10 minutes. … Read More
Some Pentecost oldie PODCAzTs. I made these in 2008 during the Octave of Pentecost. Perhaps they will be of interest to WDTPRS newcomers. 056 08-05-12 Octaves – Fr. Z rants & Augustine on Pentecost – PENTECOST MONDAY 057 08-05-13 John … Read More
Over and over, wrong and wrong again; with the Church not speaking to the world from her wisdom, but the world teaching the Church a lesson in its foolishness, and the Church going along, like the puny kid in the … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Maximized priest returning to priestly duties Our new parochial vicar (NO parish) is a priest who was married, divorced, and is now “returning to priestly duty.” What exactly does this mean? Can he licitly confect the Eucharist? Can … Read More