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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: October 2019
Has anyone noticed that the Mel Gibson movie Apocalypto is nearly impossible to find, and, via Amazon, is hugely expensive and probably bootleg? HERE Why would that be, I wonder. I wonder.
Robert Moynihan is a long-time vaticanista. In his latest “Letter #59, 2019: In plain sight“, he looks into the pagan element worked into the closing Mass of the Amazon Synod (“walking together”). We had speculated about whether or not the … Continue reading
In the past I have played “yenta” and put lay people who want Gregorian Masses (30 consecutive Masses for a single intention – usually, but not limited to, for the deceased). I have a few requests that are languishing. Priests: … Continue reading
On my way back to these USA, I got wind via The Great Roman the story on an Italian site that the Italian Bishops had published, before the Synod, a prayer involving Pachamama, the S. American demon those nitwits prayed … Continue reading
Roman Sunset 6:39. Sunset 17:08. Ave Maria bell 17:30. Madison Sunrise 7:32. Sunset: 17:51. There is not now nor has there ever been an Ave Maria bell in Madison. In case you are curious, the next change to the time … Continue reading
Today your planet’s yellow Sun shall appear from Rome to rise at 6:37 and to set at 17:10. And for the Curia the phantom Ave Maria would sound, if it sounded, at 17:30. Yesterday brought a friend and I to … Continue reading
Here’s a good thing. The priest at this parish rightly denied Holy Communion to former VP Joe Biden according to can. 915. By can. 916 he should not have presented himself for Communion. From ABC news in S. Carolina. FLORENCE, … Continue reading
Roman Sunrise 7:36. Roman Sunset: 18:11. Roman Ave Maria 17:30. Yesterday was a bit of a down day. I didn’t do much, other than to get my things organized for packing and to write an article for Catholic Herald. In … Continue reading
I have in the past written, when writing about miracles, that it we don’t pray for miracles, we won’t receive them. Praying does not compel God to grant them, but praying prepares us to accept all that God grants and … Continue reading
Sunrise in Rome: 7:35. Sunset in Rome: 18:12. Ave Maria: 17:30. Today is the Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles. Martyrs. Their tomb is in St. Peter’s Basilica. I posted a photo of their resting place yesterday. In a … Continue reading
This is an amazing story. Via BBC. Cimabue painting found in French kitchen sets auction record A long-lost painting by a celebrated Italian artist that was found hanging in the kitchen of an elderly French woman has sold for €24m … Continue reading
Marco Tosatti posted at his place about the Synod and a well-known con-game called “three card monte”. In the course, however, he included this. Oh yeah… gotta get me one o’ these! Maybe a full Pontifical set! No doubt they … Continue reading
Sunset today was at 7:34 and Sunset over Rome will be at 18:14. The Ave Maria rings – or should ring -at … hmmm 17:30. Interesting. Of course we shifted here from “daylight savings” back. Hence, an extra hour of … Continue reading
Bp Athanasius Schneider recently penned a piece which likened the introduction and honoring of the demonic wooden idols, the amazonian Pachamama figures – whether they are part of a cobbled-up fake cult like Wicca or not is irrelevant – as … Continue reading
Sunrise in Rome – 7:33 and Sunset – 18:15. The Ave Maria is still pinned to 18:30. I’ve been terrifically busy the last couple of days. Hence, brief and less posting. Lots of great people have descended on Rome for … Continue reading
A lot of people… a LOT of people… are writing to me about how the Pachamama pagan demon idols were found and fished from the Tiber, are being held in a secure location and that Francis apologized for their theft … Continue reading
Sunrise in Rome was at 7:29 and Sunset 18:19 and the Ave Maria still at 18:30. I’ve had a couple days I’d rather not talk much about. I had a meeting at a certain shop and started to get things … Continue reading
Here is something amusing. Here is something not amusing at all. First, do you remember the dust up over the doctored letter of Benedict XVI when he declined to review books about the theology of Francis? A guy in the … Continue reading
This, folks, says just about everything. Interesting: "Where the Bible mentions [same-sex sexual] behavior at all, it clearly condemns it. I freely grant that. The issue is precisely whether the biblical judgment is correct. The Bible sanctioned slavery as well … Continue reading
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I saw a tweet about a question on confession. The person said the penance she got from the priest in confession was hard but she didn’t completely do it. She wanted to know if she was … Continue reading