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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
- ASK FATHER: Book with all the Scripture readings for the TLM and when the same occur in the Novus Ordo?
- Wherein the Bishop of Black Duck gives pastoral care to a pro-abortion ‘c’atholic politician
- Daily Rome Shot 161
- Abortion, Communion and Biden, et al.
- Daily Rome Shot 160
- CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio – #ZedNet reminder – 16 May ’21
- Daily Rome Shot 159
- WDTPRS – Sunday after Ascension: Christ is not insensible to our sufferings.
- To all bishops and priests about Communion for manifest sinners from St. John Chrysostom
- LIVE VIDEO – 15 May 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Daily Rome Shot 158
- The 70th Miracle at Lourdes
- For you who voted for Democrats in the last election, please give this statement some thought.
- CCC 2499
- 12-15 July 2021: “LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS” Conference for Priests
- LIVE VIDEO – 14 May 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Requiem
- 14 May: Sts. Victor and Corona, martyrs. (How to get her statue.)
- Daily Rome Shot 157
- 13 May 609: Dedication of the Roman Pantheon, “Santa Maria ad martyres”. An account of Boniface IV’s exorcism of the temple and the screaming of the demons.
- “Our ordinary world, the one in which we work and fall in love and watch TV—it’s thinner than paper, and the demons pour through it in hordes.”
- BOOK RECEIVED: Card. Pell’s – Prison Journal, Volume 2: The State Court Rejects the Appeal
- “Gregorian Mass” match ups: available priests with people who have requests
- Sign of the Times #8470
- Daily Rome Shot 156
- “Quam pulchri super montes pedes adnuntiantis et praedicantis” – Ascension Thursday and Lordly Feet
- ASK FATHER: Is Mass valid if it is offered in a desecrated place? Wherein @fatherz rants.
- ASK FATHER: “Can a priest say the Latin Mass if he doesn’t know Latin formally?”
- The Lord’s Ascension, Beans, and You
- REMINDER: Ascension THURSDAY – usually Holy Day of Obligation
- LIVE VIDEO – 12 May 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Vigil of the Ascension
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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: October 2020
Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: All Saints Prayers added: For the sick close to death After Mass: Prayer for priests Today’s texts (trilingual!): … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: In all the time I have gone to confession, I say the Act of Contrition, and then the priest absolves me. However, the priest at my new parish does Absolution at the same time I am … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: if the priest says” of your Sins, instead of “from your Sins” in absolution would the Absolution still be valid and if it is valid could you explain where of and from differ or were they … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 78. “So oft have I invoked thee for my Muse…” HALF WAY POINT! pic.twitter.com/E4XTFy6ERV — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 31, 2020
I am trying to imagine Ven. Fulton Sheen supporting a pro-abortion catholic presidential candidate who is clearly cognitively strained. I can’t do it. He might not share POTUS’ style, but Sheen was a patriot and he had the right order of … Read More
The official Parodohymnodist of the blog, Fr. Ferguson, has sent me an offering for the observance of Reformation Day. (Oh, how I wish there were a choir with big pipe organ out there who would record this and send it … Read More
LIVE VIDEO – 31 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – B.V.M. on Saturday – Prayer in time of pandemic
Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday Prayers added: For family After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Today’s texts … Read More
Tonight we change our clocks. According to our artificial imposition of clocks on the passage of time we “lose” an hour of sunlight. We really don’t, but that is how it seems because we go by clocks and not by … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 77. “Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear…” pic.twitter.com/nCLJe9qKGe — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 30, 2020
Today I spotted a retweet by a friend of mine of the amazing flying Bobby Orr after he scored the Stanley Cup winning goal in 1970. FIFTY YEARS AGO! Of course I retweeted it right away. Orr was my sport … Read More
Over the years I’ve posted some notes about a Navy Chaplain friend of mine, CDR Charles Johnson, how he spiffed up the altar in traditional ways and said the TLM on the “Big trick”, and how his plane crashed at … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 76. “Why is my verse so barren of new pride…” pic.twitter.com/lvKx2dkm8F — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 29, 2020
LIVE VIDEO – 29 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit – Prayer against the Wuhan Devil
Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit Prayers added: For friends After Mass: Prayer for a miracle against the … Read More
Here’s the thing about libs. They demand that you deny plain evidence right in front of your eyes. If they say so, up must be down, hot must be cold, in must be out. It’s bizzaro-world. And they know it’s … Read More
Today is my birthday. Yawn. … But, no, actually. I just got off the phone with my mother. That got me thinking. Sure, it’s my birthday. It is also my <em>mother</em>’s birthday, in the sense that she gave birth to … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 75. “So are you to my thoughts as food to life…” pic.twitter.com/mSozNAhI3T — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 28, 2020
BRICK BY BRICK: A young priest writes, “I have never felt more priestly or masculine than when I have offered the Extraordinary Form Mass.”
From a priest… anonymized… BRICK BY BRICK: I just wanted to share some building, inspired partially by your encouragement and partially by my students. We began to offer 2 times a week Low Mass. We have also begun to offer … Read More
Today Holy Mass is for benefactors. You are a gift. Here are some links to recent posts. Pray for a MIRACLE against COVID – HERE A SONNET A DAY – HERE Your Urgent Prayer Requests – HERE A Daily Prayer … 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
Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: Sts. Simon & Jude, Apostles Prayers added: For friends After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic INTENTION: For … Read More