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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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“He [Satan] will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.”
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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
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 3rd Sunday after Pentecost (N.O. 13th Sunday)
- ROME 22/06 – Day 25: Really day 26, but… hey!
- ROME 22/06 – Day 24: “talkin’ ’bout my g-g-generation”
- It’s as if the stars aligned on 24 June
- ROME 22/06 – Day 23: Resistance is futile
- On this Feast of the Sacred Heart, when SCOTUS overturned Roe, remember that “Abortion Pill” use will be pushed hard by the Left, and that there is a SAFE REVERSAL after the first pill. @HeartbeatIntl
- US SUPREME COURT issued Opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson – ROE and CASEY OVERTURNED
- “Perdonamose!” St. John’s Birthday Feast and Midsummer Snails
- ASK FATHER: Pork butt for the Sacred Heart
- What do we do when we synodize?
- ASK FATHER: Does the humeral veil contradict in the use of Eucharistic ministers?
- ROME 22/06 – Day 22: “Even in another church St. Rita is sad… about… you know.”
- Vatican Synod’s (“walking together”) on spirituality of synodality (“walking togetherality”) is coming: The merciful heart loves… demons.
- ASK FATHER: What if 100 priests wanted to leave a diocese because of the bishop?
- LOOK! UP IN THE SKY!
- 22 June in the Novus Ordo: St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More
- ASK FATHER: Bishop bully: You have the right to kneel, but not to a kneeler.
- ROME 22/06 – Day 21: Different kinds of pawns
- “The point of entry must always be ‘situatedness’.”
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- ROME 22/06 – Day 20: Field of flowers
- ASK FATHER: If a Pope dies or resigns before a Consistory for the creation of Cardinals, are the designated men Cardinals or not?
- Online Conference with a good theme: Be Strong And Courageous – 18-22 July 2022
- Obedience and being a “restorationist”
- ROME 22/06 – Day 19: At a snail’s pace
- ROME 22/06 – Day 18: Honoring the Blessed Sacrament
- Your (Corpus Christi) Sunday Sermon Notes – POLL
- ROME 22/06 – Day 17: SPLAT!
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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: July 2020
UPDATE 31 July 2020: GREAT news. I have in the past written about the Seven Sisters Apostolate. This is one of the best initiatives I know. I am grateful to them. I was contacted by some women who want to … Read More
This is for priests and bishops in the Latin Church who don’t know Latin. Fathers, most of you who are not quite senior now did not get Latin in your education years. You were cheated. If you entered formation after the … Read More
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: St Ignatius Loyola Prayers Added: For Humility After Mass: Prayer in time of Pandemic Will you please tell others about … Read More
A little while ago, a reader in Blighty sent me some Patum Piperium, having described his use of it as a fine smear over well-toasted bread. “Patum Piperium!”, I piped up. “That’s interesting!” He sent me some. It is very … Read More
The website of St. Cyprian parish in Washington DC reported a couple days back that my friend Msgr. Charles Pope has tested positive for the Coronavirus, COVID. They and all the rectory inhabitants will have to quarantine themselves for a … Read More
Someone spotted Z-Swag “in the wild” and sent me a screenshot. This is from a video, HERE. An interview by Taylor Marshall with a young fellow, Cameron O’Hearn. Apparently he is making a documentary – news to me! – about … Read More
My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan has, at his excellent blog The Hermeneutic of Continuity, a sad piece of news about a mutual friend, and a fine priest, Fr. Charles Briggs, P.P. of Chistlehurst. Fr. Briggs is the last days of … Read More
This morning I arose to view the launch of the Mars rover Perseverance. It’s on its way to Jezero Crater. An Atlas V took the rover up. As I write, we are waiting for the Centaur rocket to burn. The … Read More
This is a big deal. Picked up from RealClearPolitics. Rep. Jim Jordan accused technology and social media companies of attempting to influence voters in the upcoming election on Wednesday at a hearing on antitrust issues with the heads of Amazon, … Read More
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: St Martha Prayers Added: For priestly vocations After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Will you please tell others about … Read More
The Traditional Latin Mass is going to be a key to any positive future for Catholicism in these USA.
The plural of anecdote is “data”. COVID-1984 has accelerated a force operating on the Church as inexorably as The Biological Solution works on us all: a huge demographic sinkhole is opening under the Church. Shortly, everything is going to look … Read More
This just in from The Hill. Group says China hackers infiltrated Vatican ahead of expected talks A cybersecurity firm has concluded that Chinese hackers penetrated the Vatican’s computer networks in recent months during the lead-up to negotiations between the Catholic … Read More
28 July – Traditional Latin Mass – Sts. Nazarius, Celsus, Victor & Innocent – 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. Nazarius, Celsus, Victor & Innocent. Prayers Added: For dear friends After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Will you … Read More
Sometimes I forget for days at a time that the stinky Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) even exists. Happy days, those. Then something comes into view, like road-kill, and I go to look at it. This week we learn that … … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m an usher at my parish. Because of the scamdemic, the bishop wants spacing enforced. For Sunday Mass, I’m being asked to sit “overflow” in the parish hall, though in reality, there is plenty of space. … Read More
From a Jesuit priest… QUAERITUR: I have a question regarding purification: In the Vetus Ordo, it is customary to purify the paten with the thumb and index finger. What is the correct way to purify a ciborium? In the Novus … Read More
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 … Read More
We are still in a period of relative “lockdown”. This could be a good time for some of you to get your Amateur Radio license. A while back I mentioned that a couple of obtained their Technician license and had received … Read More
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: 8th Sunday after Pentecost Prayers Added: St. Anne, Mother of the B.V.M. After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Will … Read More
In the otherwise beautiful church in Manhattan, St. Francis Xavier, in the clutches of the Jesuits, the visitor will today see this. Sent via phone: Think that this was perhaps a photoshop job, I went to their website HERE On … Read More