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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 2018
Last night Tucker Carlson had another segment on in his series about what’s going on with the situation of men in these USA. This is sobering stuff. We need a wide national dialogue about this. We need to talk about … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: If a hospital patient that is able to confess still gets the sacrament of the sick does it just forgive venial sins or mortal ones too? First, let’s be clear about something. The sacrament of anointing … Read More
I was made aware of this by a reader. I happily endorse one idea one priest had while I entirely repudiate a bad old cliché from another. Castleton symbol of Lent: sand in holy water fonts Alas, the silly season … Read More
According to the Catholic Herald the author of The Dictator Pope (pre-order 23 April – US HERE – UK HERE – more HERE) has been suspended from the Order of Malta and has disassociated itself from the book, describing it as a “vile attack” on … Read More
How bad was the Three Days of Darkness (3DD) this year? It seems that the LA Religious Ed Conference hits new nadirs every year, and there is no end in sight. Couple the heterodoxy, the teachings offensives to pious ears, … Read More
UPDATE 21 March: The flag arrived! Here is the solemn unboxing. Some literature about the organization is included. As you can see it is large and vibrant! A close up, so you can see the fabrics. It is synthetic, of … Read More
shocking, absolutely shocking unhinged lunatic fringe unhelpful admixture of bias and ignorance binary simplicity of his theological analysis a 7-year-old’s paint-by-numbers drawing with the collection of the Louvre (followed by, incredibly, “I do not exaggerate”.) Coarse and hoary! myopic unsourced … Read More
At the National Catholic Register there is an interview with the head of Juventutem, Bertalan Kiss, about young people, the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite and how progressive they and it are. He spoke with Ed Pentin in Rome during … Read More
Lettergate has produced a casualty… another casualty, the first being the Truth. Or did it? The Prefect of the Secretariate for Communications, Msgr. Dario Viganò – who so botched the the handling of the pro-Francis booklet roll out by unscrupulously slicing … Read More
I read at Sandro Magister’s page that there is going to be a conference in Rome on “Chiesa cattolica, dove vai?”… “Catholic Church, Where Are You Going?” This conference responds to the growing impression that the Church seems to be … Read More
UPDATE 20 March: There is now a site Pray For Cantius: https://www.prayforcantius.com/ The intent is to start a round the clock Rosary for Fr Phillips and St. John Cantius. There is a signup form for additional activities such as fasting, … Read More
So this morning my phone goes “ding”. “What fresh hell is this!?”, quoth I, reaching. Indeed, it was “fresh hell”! At Messa in Latino a wag has posted a bit of Dantesque parody about an adulterous soul in Hell. A soul has … Read More
UPDATE 20 March: Link to the transcript of the oral arguments for the good guys. HERE ___ Originally Published on: Mar 19, 2018 Can the government force Christian pro-life centers to advertise taxpayer-funded abortions? California says they can. That’s the essential question … Read More
Originally Published on: Mar 20, 2017 Today is [was, last year in 2017] the transferred Feast of St. Joseph. Yesterday, a Sunday in Lent, “outweighed” the feast. St. Joseph has many titles in his beautiful litany. We will sing them tonight … Read More
Off I go into the sunrise… sort of. Back to the northern chill after a good visit with my mother. UPDATE The trip continueth after a hiatus in the lounge in ATL. It is by now nearly an inexorable cosmic … Read More
Some people were clued in a long time ago, but were asked to keep it under wraps. Now it is out in the open. The Dictator Pope (revised and updated) – now available in hard copy from Regnery for pre-order (23 … Read More
From a priest… QUAERITUR: I’m a priest who occasionally gets asked to hear confessions in a jail where the only way to speak to a person is through glass and a telephone headset. Without using the phone, one can barely hear the other … Read More
Over at my old stomping ground, The Wanderer, there is a good piece by Chris Montesano which uses as its springboard the shooting at the school in Florida. Along the way he quoted Book IX of Plato’s Republic: “The teacher fears … Read More
Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for your Mass of obligation this 5th Sunday of Lent (Novus Ordo). From this Sunday, traditionally called 1st Sunday of the Passion, it is customary to veil images in … Read More