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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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"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
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- From a reader – “Idea: Spiritual battle/Catholic Church fullness of faith.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter
- 20 Jan: St. Sebastian, invoked against the pandemic
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- PROJECT “200!” Wherein Fr. Z asks for some help.
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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 … Continue reading
It is Saturday after Ash Wednesday. Lent is getting underway. The Roman Station is Sant’Agostino. REMINDER: I am on pilgrimage in the Holy Land. I remember my benefactors in my prayers. I provide these especially in gratitude to benefactors … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
It is Friday after Ash Wednesday. Lent is getting underway. The Roman Station is Sts. John and Paul on the Caelian Hill. REMINDER: I am on pilgrimage in the Holy Land. I remember my benefactors in my … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
It is Thursday after Ash Wednesday. Lent is getting underway. The Roman Station is San Giorgio in Velabro. REMINDER: I am on pilgrimage in the Holy Land. I remember my benefactors in my prayers. I provide these especially in … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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. … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
It is Ash Wednesday. Lent begins. The Roman Station is Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill. REMINDER: I am on pilgrimage in the Holy Land. I remember my benefactors in my prayers. I provide these especially in gratitude to … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
And so we begin again a series of daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent. They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. I provide these especially in gratitude … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading