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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: June 2018
29 June 1988. French Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre consecrated bishops without pontifical mandate. He, thus defied John Paul II who had personally appealed to him, create an ambiguous state for the SSPX which he founded, and incurred with the bishops who … Continue reading
I’ve been following and posting about the horrid situation of Fr. Frank Phillips, CR, founder of the Canons of St. John Cantius and now-former pastor of the homonymous parish in Chicago. My previous post HERE Phillips accomplished astonishing things there … Continue reading
I just ordered a pair of new daily wear Bates boots using my own Amazon search box, which you can see near the top of the side bar. I simply typed in the words Bates 5″ leather boot and I … Continue reading
Speaking of homosexuality and Jesuit homosexualist activists… From The Catholic Thing we have: De-homosexualizing the American Church He makes a good argument about the urgent need to de-“gay” the American Church. His solution is dead wrong. From Crisis we have: … Continue reading
From a reader… A woman was told by her priest to NOT wear her veil to Mass. It was blessed and so she didn’t know if she was required by obedience to not wear it, or since because it was … Continue reading
At Fishwrap there are a couple things today which exemplify the starting point of the Left. First, I note a revealing comment by the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left. MSW wrote, inter alia, about the recent death of … Continue reading
From HERE: Waltham City Council Votes To Take Stigmatine Property For HS It was a 10 to 4 vote after more than three hours in a closed-door session. WALTHAM, MA — Waltham City Council voted to take the Stigmatine property … Continue reading
Two recent email exchanges brought up the importance of the Apostolic Pardon (AP). It is also sometimes called the Apostolic Blessing. The AP is a special indulgence given by a priest to a person who is dying which remits all … Continue reading
Please rush over to the UK’s best Catholic weekly and read the great article by my friend Fr. Alexander Sherbrooke, of St Patrick’s at Soho Square in London. HERE Fr. Sherbrooke is a priest’s priest, who has done amazing things … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
The fantastic Benedictine monks of Norcia, Italy, make fantastic beer! You can help this great traditional community by investing in their monthly beer club. HERE I just read a story on the BBC about a group of monks in the UK’s Leicestershire … Continue reading
Well… one of the shoes dropped. Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. Pres. Donald Trump gets to nominate a second Justice. We have to dust off his list of SCOTUS candidates. This is amazing. Think about it. How many huge … Continue reading
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I saw a meme today to the effect of: Humidifiers fill air with water molecules from a source of water. If that source of water was Holy Water, would it essentially cleanse the room of all … Continue reading
The German bishops have been driving the debate about admitting people to Communion who do not believe what the Catholic Church teaches about the Eucharist, priesthood, etc. The Pope and the CDF have both said things (admittedly not enough) that … Continue reading
It has been said that rap does for music, what B&D does for romance. That said, there is a story at Daily Nation that a priest was suspended for rapping the during sacred liturgical worship. Father Paul Ogalo of St. … Continue reading
From the site of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison: On Friday, June 29, His Excellency the Most Rev. Robert Morlino [The Extraordinary Ordinary] will be ordaining three seminarians of the diocese to the Holy Order of … Continue reading
UPDATED: Provincial recommended Fr. Frank Phillips of @SJCantius be restored as superior general of the Canons
In the case of Fr. Frank Phillips, CR, the founder of the Canons of St. John Cantius, removed by the Archbp. of Chicago from his pastorate… Phillips, was accused of misconduct involving adult men. He was removed as pastor of … Continue reading
NB: I revise a bit, below. From a reader… QUAERITUR: What if the Pope were to dogmatically declare that [insert major heresy here] was true? I don’t have an answer for this, which means I am utterly dependent on faith … Continue reading
From Fishwrap comes news that will have their readers weeping into their chai lattes and Cosmos. You might recall that I have said that the deaconette study commission (which Pope Francis set up to look at historical issues) would not make … Continue reading
Ireland. The gift that keeps on giving. I read at the NCRegister that former Irish President Mary McAleese thinks that infant baptism is a violation of human rights. Baptizing babies, she said, makes “infant conscripts who are held to lifelong … Continue reading