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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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- Highly recommended: Archbp. Aquila’s response to Card. McElroy’s errors.
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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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Because yesterday was the 2775th Birthday of Rome, I decided to be Roman in my evening repast. Spaghetti all’amatriciana. I didn’t have any bucatini, but this bronze-cut high-quality pasta is a principled choice. Actually, it is chitarra. All’amatriciana is a … Read More
The following was penned by a Lutheran at the blog Pastoral Meanderings: The Random Thoughts of a Lutheran Parish Pastor It is packed with items for reflection. One in particular caught my eye. My emphases and comments. The glory of Rome. . . … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. Roman Station: St. Mary ‘ad Martyres’ TODAY: A harrowing exorcism. Our ongoing warfare. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · PASCHALCAzT 2022 – 52: Easter Friday – Warfare!
ASK FATHER: Did Vatican II extend the Good Friday fast also to Holy Saturday? What about Sacrosanctum Concilium 110?
From a reader… QUAERITUR: For a scrupulous person (me!), who would like clarity on his obligations: Is the extending of the Good Friday Fast to Holy Saturday obligatory? One translation of SC 110 says, “Let [the Paschal Fast] be celebrated … Read More
Happy 2775th Birthday Rome! Daily Mass Fervorino: HERE
I am ever delighted when I hear news that some new technological development has been used to discover a hitherto unimagined detail in one of our famous miraculous objects. For example, the development, pun intended, of photography reveal that the … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. Roman Station: Holy Twelve Apostles TODAY: Our Lord tells St. Catherine of Siena about how HE is in the Host. Ralph Martin points out the hard but obvious truth … Read More
We are now in the Easter Octave – Happy Easter! Let’s get out in front of this before the calendar clicks over to Friday From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife and I recently returned to the traditional Friday abstinence from … Read More
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Daily 5 minute podcast to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. Roman Station: St. Lawrence outside the walls TODAY: Bl. Idelfonso Schuster put his finger on a real problem among our shepherds of our own day in contrast with Peter. … Read More
The Gloria at the Easter Vigil at Brompton Oratory.
URGENT ACTION ITEM! UPDATE on Fr. Dana Christensen: final earthly journey. Renew a petition to Ven. @FultonSheen for him.
Update on Fr. Dana Christensen:. He is the young priest who has been struggling heroically with ALS. More than ever now, pray for him. Dear friends and family of Fr. Dana: This is Annie, his sister. Our family wanted to … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Thank you for all you do Father. I’ve always been a big fan of St Ignatius of Loyola and what the Jesuits once were. I’m also equally appalled at what they have become. Growing up the … Read More
The wonderful nuns of Gower Abbey, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, have a new disc and digital download: Tenebrae at Ephesus US HERE – UK HERE These are the RESPONSORIES of Tenebrae for all three days of the Triduum. They are, … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. Roman Station: St. Paul’s outside the walls TODAY: “Peace!” Reflection from Fr. Troadec and a note from a Doctrix of the Church. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · PASCHALCAzT 2022 – … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. Roman Station: St. Peter’s in the Vatican TODAY: Procession! Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · PASCHALCAzT 2022 – 48: Easter Monday – Procession!
The Post Communion prayer for today’s Mass in the Ordinary Form caught my eye because of it’s interesting beginning. Exuberet, quaesumus, Domine, mentibus nostris paschalis gratia sacramenti, ut, quos viam fecisti perpetuae salutis intrare, donis tuis dignos efficias. This prayer … Read More
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