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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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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: August 2020
Fr. Dan Horan, OFM, recently called Sr. Dierdre Byrne – MD, COL USArmy RET a NAZI. Really. HERE “The Horan of Babylon” recently cast aspersions on the Most Holy Rosary as the spiritual weapon that it clearly is. HERE He … Read More
“What’s up at Fishwrap?”, you ask. Try this. Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) is openly pro-abortion now… probably because the staff is solidly Dem or Marxist. We’ve known that for awhile, but they aren’t hiding it, either. There is a … Read More
The other day I wrote a piece in which I opined about the Chinese role in what is going on today, from the intentional diffusion of the Wuhan Devil into the wider world to the violence erupting in our city … Read More
UPDATE 31 August 2020: I received a note from Jennifer. She and her family and the offices of Ruth Institute are in Lake Charles, LA, directly impacted by hurricane Laura. We are all uninjured. However the Ruth Institute offices are … Read More
I’m on the road. My laptop did NOT cooperate with this. #ASonnetADay – 24. “Mine eye hath played the painter and hath steeled…” pic.twitter.com/NmRbnKN52a — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 31, 2020
Today is the Feast of the “Pearl of York”, St. Margaret Clitherow, an English martyr, killed horribly by pressing in 1586. She helped priests, which brought the terrible death they inflicted on her on 25 March, “Lady Day” which was … 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?
Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: 13th Sunday after Pentecost Prayers Added: After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Will you please tell others about these Masses? … Read More
ASonnetADay – 23. “As an unperfect actor on the stage…” With lightning. pic.twitter.com/eRMW5lV3uq — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 30, 2020
50 years ago today, His Excellency Most Reverend Charles Joseph Chaput, Archbp. Emeritus of Philadelphia, was ordained a priest in the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Congratulations to His Excellency for this milestone!
#ASonnetADay – 22. “My glass shall not persuade me I am old…” With heavenly bodies! pic.twitter.com/FwYx3evFNZ — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 29, 2020
We have in this a pretty accurate image. From the Babylon Bee (not affiliate with The Horan of Babylon… who never will be even half the woman that Sr. Dede is). Orcs March On Minas Tirith In Mostly Peaceful Protest MINAS … Read More
Chalice used for target practice by Islamic militants displayed to raise awareness of persecuted Christians
From CNA: Chalice shot by ISIS militants to be displayed in Spanish churches CNA Staff, Aug 28, 2020 / 06:11 pm MT (CNA).- As part of an effort to remember and pray for persecuted Christians, several churches in the Diocese … Read More
Look at this: I’ll tell you what is disgusting… this twerp’s distortion of reality. Friends, we are the Church MILITANT while we are in this earthly realm, this vale of tears. We are like pilgrim soldiers on the march in … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 21. “So is it not with me as with that Muse…” (A little late today, sorry!) pic.twitter.com/5s0Gv3YmbA — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 28, 2020
Once in a while I have the disgusting experience of reading something by Fr. Daniel P. Horan, OFM (aka The Horan of Babylon) who twists souls at the ultra-liberal Chicago Theological Union. (CTU’s official reaction to Pres. Trump’s victory in … Read More
Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: St. Augustine Prayers Added: Increase in vocations After Mass: Time of Pandemic Will you please tell others about these Masses? Will … Read More
Hurricane Laura was terribly destructive. It was, after all, a hurricane. However, it wasn’t as destructive as anticipated. That might be small relief to those who have directly suffered from it, but at least there are fewer of those who directly … Read More