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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
Today is Navy Day, which is not to be confused with observance of the Birthday of the Navy on 13 October. As it turns out, Navy Day derives in part from the birthday of the once Assistant Secretary of the … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have recently begun to attend the Low Mass. Is there a rule that forbids the celebrant from using a small microphone so that his voice can be heard by the congregation? I know Latin and … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 73. “That time of year thou mayst in me behold…” pic.twitter.com/IxhyvYD0eG — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 26, 2020
From a reader… QUAERITUR: If Biden is rabidly pro-abortion (he is), and if Trump is not completely pro-life (he supports abortion in cases of rape, incest, health of mother), and if both candidates support homosexual “marriage” (they do), then even … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Einkorn is a variety of wild wheat that has a different gluten structure than modern wheat. Some people with gluten sensitivities can tolerate it better. Would it still be valid material for the holy eucharist? Here … Read More
Wednesday 28 October will be my birthday. Because my benefactors are great gifts to me, I will say Mass for the intention of my benefactors – I keep track of you – on Wednesday at Noon CDT (Deo volente). It … 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: Monday in 21st Week after Pentecost Prayers added: In distress After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Will … Read More
#ASonnetADay – John Donne – “Death be not proud,…” pic.twitter.com/qMdT03ipQg — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 26, 2020
Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Christ the King (NO: 30th Ordinary) 2020 – POLL: Francis same-sex unions topic during homily?
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
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I don’t like either Trump or Biden. I wish we had better candidates. I don’t even want to vote, but I see that this is an important election. So many things depend on it. What does … Read More
LIVE VIDEO – 25 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – Christ the King Sunday with Consecration of the Human Race
Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: Christ The King Sunday Prayers Added: … After Mass: Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 72. “O, lest the world should task you to recite…” pic.twitter.com/9ySpLC5m50 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 25, 2020
In the Church’s traditional calendar, this final Sunday in October is celebrated as the Feast of Christ the King. This feast was implemented by Pope Piux XI in 1925 with Quas primas, in the face of secularism, the spread of materialistic … Read More
ASK FATHER: Recent comments about same-sex unions… a “slap in the face” of those trying to leave homosexual lifestyle?
From a reader in a comment… QUAERITUR: When “going to the periphery” crosses the line is when the exception becomes the rule of law. What about COURAGE ministry, isn’t this a slap in the face of those trying to enact … Read More
The other day I posted my thoughts about the dreadfully confusing and anxiogenic remarks on video made by Francis in which he obviously condoned same-sex civil unions, as he has done in the past. HERE Some have tried to explain … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 71. “No longer mourn for me when I am dead…” (with bell… not cowbell) pic.twitter.com/SLmEYxmSNX — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 24, 2020
From a reader… I’m writing from New Zealand and I’m a great believer in the power of Novenas. It will soon be the United States election which not just concerns the States but the entire political axis of the World. … Read More
LIVE VIDEO – 23 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – St Anthony Maria Claret (& Feast of the Holy Redeemer)
Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: St Anthony Maria Claret (Feast of the Holy Redeemer) Prayers Added: For protection of vocations to the priesthood … Read More