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- The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clerics who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds.
St. John Eudes
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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
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- Wherein Fr. Z rants and recommends a must read entry at NLM
- Meanwhile, the Novus Ordo is the only expression of the Roman Rite… not.
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- ASK FATHER: Considering the chaos surrounding ‘Traditionis custodes” could we say that, in effect, it is no law at all?
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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: June 2022
Continuing a look at Desiderio desideravi. The letter, as I wrote before, is a mixed bag. It seems divisible according to the voice and topic. That probably reflects authorship by different people or groups. The section I’ll look at today … Read More
UPDATE: You have seen the logo for the 2025 Jubilee? It’s really something. I can’t tell you what that makes me think of. A lot of people submitted designs. This is the fellow who designed it. Congratulations! His name is … Read More
Francis’ NEW “Desiderio desideravi” an Apostolic Letter “on the liturgical formation of the people of God” – an attempt to explain Traditionis custodes, to calm the storm
BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE… I urge those of you who are on the “trad” side of things (whether “mad, sad or glad”) not to run around with your hair on fire over this Letter which will – unsurprisingly – contain some … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Are we obligated to cease patronizing businesses which are reimbursing employees for expenses to travel out of state to obtain abortions? The short answer is: No. We are not obligated. This has to do with the … Read More
Roman sunrise was at 5:35 and sunset was at 20:52. The Ave Maria has remained in the 21:15 cycle. And so it was when at 8:00 I made my way to the Vatican Bank to do business after a couple … Read More
The way priests have been treated in the last years… However, it’s not all, or rather, only bad news. I saw a glimmer at MediaReport. Another Wave of Falsely Accused Priests Returned to Ministry As we have written many times, … Read More
5:34 – 20:52 – 21:15 – HIKE! More like “YIKES!” in Rome today. It actually hit 104ºF. Brutal, with the sun beating down. The coverage of the chess tournament in Madrid continues. I really enjoyed this comment. Truer words… Meanwhile, … Read More
Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff. Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of obligation for the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost (13th … Read More
Sunrise was at 5:34 in Rome today and sunset will be lovely at 20:52. The Ave Maria should chime at 21:15. It is the feast of two of the saints of the Roman Canon today as well as the day … Read More
Sunrise… sunset… sunrise… sunset…. not many more! 5:34 and 20:52 & AV@2115. It is the feast of, inter alios, St. Proper of Aquitaine (+455 in Rome). In other news, in Madrid nudius tertius, for Round 8 Nepo threw a Reti … Read More
Yesterday, which was the real Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist though bumped a day because of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I posted here and elsewhere: #SCOTUS overturned Roe & Casey on the … Read More
Sunset was at 20:52 and, somewhere the Ave Maria may have rung at 21:15. The sunrise was at a distant 5:33. Please remember me when shopping online. Thanks in advance, it’s really important for me. US HERE – UK HERE And please let any … Read More
On this Feast of the Sacred Heart, when SCOTUS overturned Roe, remember that “Abortion Pill” use will be pushed hard by the Left, and that there is a SAFE REVERSAL after the first pill. @HeartbeatIntl
On this Feast of the Sacred Heart, when SCOTUS overturned Roe, remember that “Abortion Pill” use will be pushed hard by the Left, and that there is a SAFE REVERSAL after the first pill. Yes, the pill process can be … Read More
Yesterday, SCOTUS gave us: New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn., Inc. v. Bruen Today, SCOTUS gave us: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization There is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion.? Abortion access will be determined … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: So . . . I have to smoke some pork butt today for a get together tomorrow. It will send sweet odors heavenward, low and slow and very very tempting for us mortals still stuck on … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: When the humeral veil is used does it not show a contradiction in the use of Eucharistic ministers? I’m really interested in trying to form an argument against Eucharistic ministers, by way of something everyone seemingly … Read More