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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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- ASK FATHER: Are those who must read the Liturgy of the Hours, obliged to read it aloud? Vocal recitation?
- PRAYER REQUEST: Cancelled priests
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- Mass with Francis and Biden nixed
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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
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
GUEST POST from a priest: “The Holy See has become a dumpster fire, and the boldness of the Gospel is wanting.”
GUEST POST: From a priest reader of this blog… I am grateful that your ministry serves as a voice for many faithful and Traditional Catholics. I have come a long way from hostility to the usus antiquor to being convinced … Read More
PLEASE use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered here or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. Let’s remember all who … Read More
FYI… I’m a participant in an online, video, virtual conference put together by Fr. Leo Patalinghug, called Catholics INFormation Conference: Learn. Integrate. Live Your Faith. The virtual conference will be held on 24-26 July Tickets are on sale for the conference. … Read More
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Daily Requiem: “For several deceased” Prayers Added: – After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Mass texts today: HERE Will … Read More
There is an awful report about COVID and/or its complications striking a convent of Felician sisters in Livonia, Michigan. Beginning on Good Friday, 13 sisters have died. Many were infected and have recovered. It is hard to imagine what the … Read More
On Saturday, 25 July, I will say Holy Mass for the intention of my benefactors. I regularly pray for and say Masses for my regular and occasional donors and those who send items from my wishlist. It is my pleasure … Read More
PODCAzT 182: New Book on the TLM; Response to a question: “How do we know the Novus Ordo isn’t evil?”
In this PODCAzT I offer some thoughts, and a brief reading from, the prolifically indefatigable Peter Kwasniewski, a copy of which recently arrived: Reclaiming Our Roman Catholic Birthright: The Genius and Timeliness of the Traditional Latin Mass US HERE – … Read More
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: St Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr Prayers Added: St. Liborius, For whatever necessity After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Will … Read More
At the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown, NY (who knew?), there was last Sunday, 19 July 2o20, a celebration of Solemn Mass in the Carmelite Rite. It was the Feast of St. Elijah, Old Testament … Read More
US Bishops call for prayers with Greeks about Hagia Sophia. Fr. Z suggests a different approach. UPDATED
UPDATE 23 July 2020: Originally posted 22 July 2020 The Turkish government has transformed Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest CHURCHES in what was once upon a long-lost time known as Christendom, into mosque. The Greek Orthodox Church is not … Read More
In 2016, the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, headed by the great Robert Card. Sarah, issued a decree making – for the Novus Ordo, mind you – what was the Memorial of St. Mary Magdalene into … Read More
UPDATE 22 JULY 2020: In a few hours we helped to move that goal over $7K. BZ, everyone! Originally Published on: Jul 21, 2020 UPDATE: We’re almost there! Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Donate Now We … Read More
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: St Lawrence of Brindisi Prayers Added: St. Praxedes, For Patience After Mass: Prayer in time of Pandemic Will you please … Read More
UPDATE 23 July 2020: Over at the toxic Fishwrap, Madame Defarge has dropped the knitting needles so as all the better to clutch the pearls. Several right-wing websites are inviting people to complain to Bishop Oscar Solis of Salt Lake City because … Read More
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: St Jerome Emiliani Prayers Added: St. Margaret & For the tried and tempted After Mass: Prayer in time of Pandemic … Read More
This morning I am celebrating with an onion bagel and avocado, with really strong coffee in my Unreconstructed Ossified Manualist mug. Thanks to my local Ham Radio “Elmer”, last night I was finally able to get a great glimpse of … Read More
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: 7th Sunday after Pentecost Prayers Added: After Mass: Prayer in time of Pandemic Today, Mass texts HERE Will you please … Read More
My View For Awhile… well… this one might have to be postponed for a while. I’ve signed up with NASA for some news and links for the upcoming launch of PERSEVERANCE and the little Martian chopper INGENUITY. The way I see it, … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Due to some recent tweets from the guy who styles himself as “Pope Michael”, I’m seeing posts from people claiming that he is a validly, albeit illicitly, ordained Bishop. They are pointing to an ordination from … Read More