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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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- The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clerics who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds.
St. John Eudes
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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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- “The Devil, the Enemy of the soul, always tells us what he is up to.” Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium!
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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: February 2020
It is a Leap Year Day. In Latin this is bissextilis, and has nothing to do with prominent Jesuits and their abetters. When there isn’t a 29 February, the saints are observed on 28 February. For this intercalary day in the … Read More
From way up in Jerusalem we zoomed way down past sea level to the lowest place on your planet, where the Jordan enters the Dead Sea. It was a short hike from there to the mountain where the Lord was … Read More
Fri 28 Feb (Thurs evening in USA!) – Mass for Benefactors at the Holy Sepulcher of Christ in Jerusalem
Tomorrow, Friday 28 Feb 2020, early our time in Jerusalem (evening on Thursday 27 Feb in the USA), we will rise and go to the beginning of the Via Dolorosa, the “Way of the Cross”. We are planning to begin … Read More
Did you all see the Ash Wednesday Message from Pres. Trump? Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2020 Presidential Message on Ash Wednesday, 2020 Melania and I wish everyone observing Ash Wednesday a peaceful and prayerful … Read More
A reader sent me a link to the site of the SSPX in Italy. They have a statement in reaction to the government shut down of Masses till 1 March. As you know, there has been an outbreak in Italy. … Read More
Today took us to several significant sites in the life of Our Lord and His chief Apostle and His Blessed Mother. We started Mass at the church built near the spot where the Lord came ’round the bend and saw … Read More
Zuhlsdorf’s Law has kept me from posting. On the way… a view from a distance of the place where Mary was probably born. Above Haifa is the Stella Maris convent, built around the cave in which Elijah stayed. We had … Read More
I wonder if Sandro Magistro is right? He doesn’t often put his foot wrong. At his place, Magister has an analysis piece worth reading. He is of the mind that the resistance to the obvious machinations of the Germans, and … Read More
Sunrise over the Sea of Galilee. What it sounded like. https://wdtprs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Galilee_birds_dawn_02.mp3 Today we explored Peter. It is Quinquagesima Sunday, but because we were at the place where the Lord appeared to the Apostles after the Resurrection, and Christ interrogated … Read More
Today we went up to the mount where the Lord delivered the greatest sermon ever to be given and recounted, the Sermon on the Mount. On the way, we went by the opening of the valley that leads up to … Read More
I’ve been lately in a place where a lot of miracles were worked. However, today I also remember the so-called “Miracle on Ice”. Forty years ago… can it be that long?… the US ice hockey team beat the Russians. I … Read More
Last night before my flight I saw the sun go down on Manhattan from Brooklyn. This morning I saw it rise over the Sea of Galilee. Fishermen were pulling in nets this morning. The place we are staying is right … Read More
I think that Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin is probably pretty bright. He has found a niche wherein he excels. He has carefully cultivated an image. Since his message perfectly dovetails with “the wisdom of this world”, adored by the … Read More
I’m on my way to the Holy Land. In the midst of the first of two layovers, the next one longish. So far, everything is going smoothly. Even in the psychedelic bad trip tunnel in DTW. The blog combox has … Read More
I am gearing up for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. All Masses will be in the traditional Roman Rite. I will take my benefactors and donors along in my intentions while I am saying Masses at the holy sites. … Read More
I almost forgot! Today, 17 February, is the anniversary of Giordano Bruno’s meeting with the stake in the Campo de’ Fiori of Rome. Anti-Catholics and masons put up a gloomy, ugly huge statue of him, the base decorated with plaques … Read More
For your Just Too Cool file. For the first time in centuries all 12 tapestries commission by Leo X and designed by Raphael are back in the Sistine Chapel where they belong. For a week only. The 12 tapestries were … Read More
Fathers! Votive options on Tuesday and Thursday after Sexagesima: Passion of the Lord and Reparation for Insults against the Eucharist
Today I received an email with an interesting liturgical note. I was reminded that on Tuesday after Sexagesima Sunday (in other words, as I write, tomorrow 18 Feb), there was a tradition of saying a Votive Mass of the Passion … Read More
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it? There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must endure. … Read More