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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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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: September 2019
What happens, generally, when a commissioner or “commissar” is appointed to oversee recently founded or forming groups which lead toward traditional Catholic values and are, therefore, succeeding? The latest commissar was announced to take care of the Heralds of the … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Do you have an example of a program for a priest’s first Mass? Specifically, one that could catechize non-practicing Catholics or non-Catholics who might attend by explaining what goes on during the Liturgy? Thank you and … Read More
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know. For my part, I spoke about angels and St. Michael.
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a fairly bushy mustache. I don’t feel comfortable receiving the Precious Blood as I sometimes get liquids on my mustache, my morning coffee is sometimes a chore. That said, a friend said I was … Read More
I grew up surrounded by cops. My mother was the FIRST woman on the Minneapolis Police Department. Imagine how they swarmed our house. These were incredible men, family men, engaged, dedicated. I bleed blue. When I read of attacks on … Read More
Here’s something that comes with this week’s Catholic Herald for Michaelmas, of which today is the Vigil. In the Novus Ordo calendar the 26th Ordinary TobitSunday supplants the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. In the traditional calendar, these Archangels … Read More
ACTION ITEM: Priests in Rome, world to use Prayer of Exorcism (long St Michael Prayer) against diabolical influence in Vatican
UPDATE: I read the prayer this morning. It is a powerful prayer, to be sure. I hope other priests today will do the same, even if they are late to this post. Originally Published on: Sep 28, 2019 @ 01:06 I received … Read More
As a Minnesota kid I skated and played hockey. Hockey is in the family. Hence, when I saw that Francis addressed himself to the International Ice Hockey Federation (they gave him a uniform sweater with a Roman numeral – you … Read More
From a permanent deacon… QUAERITUR: What is your take on the state of the permanent diaconate? Permanent deacons don’t seem to have a “home” in the Church. Many in the traditional community bemoan permanent deacons as a Vatican II oddity, … Read More
It has been a rocky few weeks. But, in a few days, I’ll be on my way to Rome (via Brooklyn) for the better part of the month. There’s a lot going on during October, for sure. John Henry Newman … Read More
Invariably, priests who learn the Extraordinary (because it’s great, not because supposed to be rare) experience a shift in their understanding of Holy Mass and their position as priest/victim at the altar. Here is a blurb I picked up from Messa … Read More
By now most of you know about the Biretta for Seminarians Project. You – seminarians and lay people – contact John Hastreiter in church goods at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul – 651-209-1951 Ext-331. Seminarians: give name, address, HAT SIZE and John will put you … Read More
Yesterday, sorry I’m late, was the anniversary of the death of Michael Davies. I knew him, not well, but well enough. He would come to Rome and I had some meetings and meals with him. I found him to be … Read More
Francis on priests in private Jesuit meeting: psych problems = rigidity = fixation on sex = clericalism = demonic
The ubiquitous Jesuit Antonio Spadaro is perhaps Francis’ closest adviser and gopher. He is, among other, editor of La Civilta Cattolica and the administrator on his personal website, antoniospadaro.net, of a page dedicated to the homoerotic writer Pier Vittorio Tondelli. … Read More
During the Wednesday General Audience, Francis strongly rebuked those who, in an organized way, as accusing people of being schismatic simply because they are exercising parrhesia. Here is something of his address (my translation): And the Apostles create seven deacons, … Read More
Eloquent Anthony Esolen uses the sharpie of his brain to underscore with slashing priority a point that would solve a lot of problems. HERE The issue he addresses is the appalling English translation used at Mass in the Novus Ordo. … Read More
UPDATE 25 Sept: I received a note from the organizer of the Seven Sisters Apostolate. They came flying in yesterday. So far ten. We are working out the schedule. Our Blessed Mother loves you! Blessings and a Peaceful rest this … Read More
Happy Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham to members of the Ordinariate across the Pond. I heard that the Ordinariates will be meeting in Rome during October. Hopefully, some of the members who go to Rome will reach out to … Read More
At La Nuova Bussola there is an interview with Card. Burke in English. HERE Highlights… […] Proselytism means to impose your doctrine on others or to make becoming a member of the Church the condition for receiving material aid. This … Read More
AMAZING INTERVIEW with @Card_R_Sarah “I believe that we are at a turning point in the history of the Church.”
Cri de coeur is the Word of the Day, it seems. At the National Catholic Register, there is an interview with Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship. His newest book The Day Is Now Far Spent is … Read More