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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: December 2020
Last Sunday and the Sunday and the Sunday before – we started up ZedNet in the evening at 8PM EST. At first, I had a devil of a time connecting (cf. Zuhlsdorf’s Law) because Brandmeister has been making changes for … Read More
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#ASonnetADay – GUEST Poet – G.K. Chesterton “The House Of Christmas” pic.twitter.com/CnODYIkdFx — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 26, 2020
UPDATE 27 Dec 2020: Telegram from Francis to the Superior of the Carmelites: Originally Published on: Dec 25, 2020 at 11:10 I had a note this morning that my old friend and Latin mentor, Carmelite Fr. Reginald Foster died on Christmas. … Read More
Here is ADVENTCAzT 27, for Christmas. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · CHRISTMASCAzT 2020 27: “O marvelous night, this night of Bethlehem!” These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially for my benefactors. Thank you! Chime in if you listened. … Read More
#ASonnetADay – GUEST Poem – Christina Rossetti, “In the bleak midwinter” Merry Christmas Eve! pic.twitter.com/Oxvym75pPM — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 25, 2020
St Pope Leo the Great was Pope in a tough time. Think Vandals, Goths and Attila the Huns. He had been deacon to Pope Sixtus III and was in charge of the mosaic decorations of the beautiful arch in St … Read More
Charles Cole of the London Oratory let me know in advance about a new recording of Christmas and Epiphany music. This boys choir is one of the finest in the world. It has “seasonal” sections, so there is music appropriate … Read More
Here is ADVENTCAzT 26, for the Vigil of Christmas. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 26: “The love with which you do it" These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially for my benefactors. Thank you! Chime in … Read More
How ridiculous are things getting? This is an indication. From Core77: Industrial Designer Solves Problem of Social-Distancing Priests Baptizing Babies with Squirt Guns Joshua Skirtich’s 3:16 Magnum Baptism squirt gun How does a priest baptize a baby while adhering to … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 126. “O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power…” pic.twitter.com/ziMPZa83jM — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 24, 2020 And so we come to the end of the “Fair Youth Sonnets”.
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Here is ADVENTCAzT 24, for Tuesday in the 4th Week of Advent. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 25: “Pollution of the temple” These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially for my benefactors. Thank you! Chime in … Read More
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#ASonnetADay – 125. “Were’t aught to me I bore the canopy…” pic.twitter.com/w43Stcjphm — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 23, 2020
BOOKS RECEIVED: Card. Pell’s Prison Journal, Kwasniewski’s latest, and a post-Conciliar French commentary about the “modern” Church
My spies tell me that, possibly tomorrow, something big in the line of news involving Card. Pell. Meanwhile, today I see at The Australian that since 2014, without the knowledge of senior Church leaders, $2.3 BILLION have be transferred to … Read More
I haven’t been doing much in the line of interesting cooking lately. This is partly due to the penitential nature of the season. However, on Sunday I determined to get something done, do something different. Another motive was the fact … Read More
Here is ADVENTCAzT 24, for Tuesday in the 4th Week of Advent. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 24: “A form of avarice today consists in…” These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially for my benefactors. Thank … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 127. “If my dear love were but the child of state…” pic.twitter.com/9sycBtK1GK — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 22, 2020
From a priestly reader…. QUAERITUR: Would you happen to have a shareable PDF of the Proclamation for the Usus Antiquior in the modus ordinarius? Before I answer that, let’s review. We are talking here about the Kalendas, the solemn announcement of … Read More