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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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- LIVE VIDEO – 10 May 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Antoninus
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- ASK FATHER: Holding hands and then raising them up during the Traditional Latin Mass
- Your Sunday Sermon notes – 5th Sunday after Easter (N.O. 6th of Easter) 2021
- Daily Rome Shot 152
- ASK FATHER: I forgot to confess a detail about a mortal sin. Do I have to re-confess everything?
- LIVE VIDEO – 8 May 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – B.V.M. Mediatrix of all graces
- Daily Rome Shot 151
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- 8 May Indulgence: Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii
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- ASK FATHER: Validity of Confirmation when an instrument is used and there is no hand contact
- A missed anniversary: Freedom 7
- Daily Rome Shot 150
- ASK FATHER: Extending hands during the Our Father
- “If you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
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- 4 May: Feast of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
- Daily Rome Shot 147
- 4 May – St Monica: intercessor for children fallen away from the Faith
- Canons of St. Peter’s forbidden to enter Basilica for the May Rosary
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- 2 May: St. Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor. Shall we ever see his like again?
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- CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio – #ZedNet reminder – 2 May ’21
- Your Sunday Sermon notes – 4th Sunday after Easter (N.O. 5th of Easter) 2021
Let us pray…
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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Yearly Archives: 2018
We are coming to the end of the calendar year. Sometimes people want to make deductible donations, but they don’t know to whom. Is the organization doing something good? Here’s a pitch for the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese … Read More
Today I was greeted with the excellent new that my old friend Greg Burke, the director of the Holy See Press Office and papal spokesman, has resigned. I am delighted for him. While you could not assemble a better man … Read More
At First Things, Charlotte Allen deftly explains the spectacularly bad move to change the official wording of the Lord’s Prayer in Italian. In effect, she points out that this tinkeritis (my word) is yet another abysmally obtuse reaction by bishops … Read More
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of Obligation for Sunday in the Octave of Nativity of Our Lord? Let us know what it was! Yes, a good point!
The Christmas Octave is underway. It is still Christmas! We should revel in the happy feast and celebrate the mystery of the Word’s incarnation and coming into our midst. Happily, the Church halts her liturgical clock for this Octave so … Read More
I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the implications of a new Motu Proprio by which the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” might be suppressed because the “pastoral emergency” for which it was created is no long present. It’s brief would, … Read More
Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered here 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 … Read More
27 Dec – St. John Evangelist: “We must deny to Protestantism any right to use the Bible, much more to interpret it.”
Today, being the Feast of the Evangelist John, we have a special blessing for wine and other libations. I wrote about that HERE. We have this blessing because of an assassination attempt. There was an attempt on the life … Read More
Reports are circulating into my phone, my mail box and onto the interwebs (Messa in Latino and Tossati) that the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” (PCED) could be suppressed soon and absorbed into the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith … Read More
Some of you, in this busy time of visits and dashing about, may want to plan ahead for Friday of this week. Inevitably questions come up about penance on Friday during the Christmas (or Easter) Octave. The Octave of Christmas … Read More
Here’s something fun. The Great Roman alerted me to a podcast from Madison’s best radio host – she should be national – Vicki McKenna: the voice of reason in a city of chaos. POLITICALLY CORRECT NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS So, word reached … Read More
Originally, the second Mass of Christmas went together with Lauds. The antiphons of Lauds form a kind of call and response, or question and answer cant about the experience of the shepherds coming to find the Christ Child. Sometimes the … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: What is your favorite Christmas image? Well, a rather personal and extremely difficult question. Without a lot of reflection, what came quickly to mind is the 1597 painting in the Prado by Federico Barocci. There’s stillness … Read More
The late, great Extraordinary Ordinary, Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, enjoyed Christmas. On Christmas Eve he had priest friends come for supper before his vigil Mass. That’s where, surely, we would be as I type this. Alas. … Read More
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of Obligation for the Nativity of Our Lord? Or perhaps you went to more than one Mass? Let us know what it was! Yes, a good … Read More
UPDATE 26 Dec: The bishop “corrected” things – he thinks – in a sermon. HERE UPDATE 24 Dec: Note below that I wrote: “what they are reported to have said” From a reader … Quick update: as expected Bp. Linda … Read More
From CH: Senators quiz nominee about membership of ‘extreme’ Knights of Columbus A spokesperson said the Knights were ‘extremely disappointed’ with the questioning Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have questioned a candidate for the federal bench over his membership … Read More
Let’s view the Collect in the Novus Ordo for the 4th Sunday of Advent, which is also the Post Communion for the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (1962MR). The Annunciation was … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: The Christmas Proclamation (from the Martyrology). I know it is sung prior to Midnight Mass in the OF. Does it fit in the Traditional Mass, or is it relegated to the hour of Prime? We are … Read More