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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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- Various prayers or “Orationes diversae” in the traditional Missale Romanum
- WDTPRS: Collect for the Votive Mass “to beg the grace of dying well”
- LIVE VIDEO – 13 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Baptism of the Lord (Intention: benefactors)
- Daily Rome Shot 49
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- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies – Part III
- ASK FATHER: Help for a blind priest who wants to learn the Traditional Latin Mass – UPDATED
- LIVE VIDEO – 12 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Votive for the grace of a good death
- “Ab arbore autem fici discite parabolam…”
- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies – Part II
- ASK FATHER: Baptism by immersion but water didn’t touch the head
- LIVE VIDEO – 11 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Votive for whatever necessity
- Daily Rome Shot 47
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- LIVE VIDEO – 9 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Holy Family
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- ASK FATHER: What is the Church’s role in creating the cancel culture?
- WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies
- LIVE VIDEO – 9 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday
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- ASK FATHER: What do we do if the upcoming administration outlaws Mass and the sacraments?
- “Those who support Donald Trump should no longer be allowed to publish books or use the Internet or fly on airplanes.”
- LIVE VIDEO – 7 Jan 2021 – 0730h CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Votive of Christ the High Priest
- Daily Rome Shot 43
- “If you don’t bother to pause and learn a single thing from your citizens storming your Capitol building, then you’re a fool…”.
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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 2020
I very much enjoyed reading a piece at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) about some local news, here in the Diocese of Madison. A Catholic parish in the small Wisconsin town of Muscoda has for years allowed an annual… … Continue reading
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Commemoration of St. Paul Prayers Added: In in time of pandemic After Mass: In time of pandemic Will you please … Continue reading
I am delighted to report the arrival of three additional relics for my altar of “Two Trinities” chapel. I am deeply devoted to two great Roman saints, who have been my friends and patrons for many years. Firstly, St. Agnes … Continue reading
Out there some where I believe there to be a kind person who recently wanted to send me something from my wishlist: 12 linen purificators for use during Mass. If possible, could you check up on that order? A couple … Continue reading
Bp. Donald Hying has been in his See of Madison for just a few days over a year. He has not be either idle or shy. See his public reaction to the latest terrible decision of the Supreme Court of … Continue reading
29 June – Traditional Latin Mass – Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles Prayers Added: In defense against enemies After Mass: In time of pandemic Will you please … Continue reading
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday, either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. Also, are you churches opening up? What was attendance like? For my part…
I’ve been slowly but surely working on learning Morse Code. It’s a bit of a slog. And when I listen to CW pileups, it’s pretty intimidating. But… FORWARD! Speaking of Morse Code, I received this via email. Meanwhile, I’ve been monitoring … Continue reading
Funny. I picked this up at Parler, to which I am giving more attention, while giving less to Twitter. This was from the estimable Chad Pecknold. If you are tired of hearing that statues are being torn down, you might … Continue reading
His Excellency Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, made reparation and the site in Golden Gate Part where a statue of St. Junipero Serra was torn down. Then the Archbishop – God Bless him and his tribe – … Continue reading
There have been quite a few ordinations in the last month or so. I am always glad to see the pictures or good video. However, year in and year out, I note with a measure of concern among the newly … Continue reading
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Prayers Added: For the sick who are close to death After Mass: Litany of Loreto … Continue reading
COVID-1984 UPDATE: Doctors say Communion on the tongue while kneeling is safer than Communion on the hand
First, retired Polish Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga, said that bishops who force people to receive Communion on the hand are going to “end up in Hell”. HERE For a person to wind up in Hell he has to have committed … Continue reading
I may have quoted Whitman, but, no, I’m not talking about Abraham Lincoln. After all, I’m not a racist. Are you sick of the madness? Let’s put that aside. Sunday’s prayer is found in ancient sacramentaries, such as the Veronese and … Continue reading
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Sts. John & Paul, Martyrs Prayers Added: Priestly vocations After Mass: Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels Will you please … Continue reading
I’m having a look right now at two books which speculate about the next Pope. One is by George Weigel. HERE I’ll get to him. First, there is an offering by the best working vaticanista today, Edward Pentin. This is … Continue reading
From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I have been on Catholic Match and found a lady whose family considers themselves independent Catholics. They attend Mass at the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI) or SSPV. Can a Roman Catholic in good conscience date … Continue reading
From a reader… QUAERITUR: In my past life, I dealt with occult things, specifically sigils. I have since reverted and been absolved of all related sins, but yesterday came across an old journal with some sigils in it from that … Continue reading
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am looking for a book which might be a sort of Cliffs Note version of Jungmann’s two-volume History of the Roman Rite. Would you know of and be able to recommend any such book? Hmmm… … Continue reading