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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
- ROME 22/06 – Day 26: Indulgences and indulgences
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 3rd Sunday after Pentecost (N.O. 13th Sunday)
- ROME 22/06 – Day 25: Really day 26, but… hey!
- ROME 22/06 – Day 24: “talkin’ ’bout my g-g-generation”
- It’s as if the stars aligned on 24 June
- ROME 22/06 – Day 23: Resistance is futile
- 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
- US SUPREME COURT issued Opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson – ROE and CASEY OVERTURNED
- “Perdonamose!” St. John’s Birthday Feast and Midsummer Snails
- ASK FATHER: Pork butt for the Sacred Heart
- What do we do when we synodize?
- ASK FATHER: Does the humeral veil contradict in the use of Eucharistic ministers?
- ROME 22/06 – Day 22: “Even in another church St. Rita is sad… about… you know.”
- Vatican Synod’s (“walking together”) on spirituality of synodality (“walking togetherality”) is coming: The merciful heart loves… demons.
- ASK FATHER: What if 100 priests wanted to leave a diocese because of the bishop?
- LOOK! UP IN THE SKY!
- 22 June in the Novus Ordo: St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More
- ASK FATHER: Bishop bully: You have the right to kneel, but not to a kneeler.
- ROME 22/06 – Day 21: Different kinds of pawns
- “The point of entry must always be ‘situatedness’.”
- Too good not to post
- ROME 22/06 – Day 20: Field of flowers
- ASK FATHER: If a Pope dies or resigns before a Consistory for the creation of Cardinals, are the designated men Cardinals or not?
- Online Conference with a good theme: Be Strong And Courageous – 18-22 July 2022
- Obedience and being a “restorationist”
- ROME 22/06 – Day 19: At a snail’s pace
- ROME 22/06 – Day 18: Honoring the Blessed Sacrament
- Your (Corpus Christi) Sunday Sermon Notes – POLL
- ROME 22/06 – Day 17: SPLAT!
Let us pray…
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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Sicilian priests renounce their lace and give the Pope a new car.
Sunrise was at 5:33 and sunset at 20:51 and the Ave Maria, were it to chime in SCV, 21:15. The Summer Solstice occurred at 9:13 UTC. It is the Feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga in both the Novus and Vetus. … Read More
ASK FATHER: If a Pope dies or resigns before a Consistory for the creation of Cardinals, are the designated men Cardinals or not?
Buzz buzz buzz. From his wheelchair Francis issues a list of men he would make cardinals. There are rumors about his bad and worsening health. Archbp. Gänswein sobs his way through a speech in Germany. Various documents are being issued, … Read More
I warmly recommend considering signing up for the virtual participation in the St. Paul Center’s July Virtual Conference – HERE I’ve been to St. Paul Center conferences before, for priests, once “virtually”, and they had a big impact on me. … Read More
At Crisis there is a must read piece by Anthony Esolen. Here’s how it starts… Hello. My name is Tony. I am a restorationist. I wasn’t always this way. I grew up in the 1960s and the 1970s, and we … Read More
5:32 20:51 21:15 It has been so hot here, it is hard to have an appetite. Not many food posts, as a result. A great inscription from the church where we had the first Benediction yesterday during the procession. The … Read More
The new Vatican 20 Euro silver coin. HERE In the past, these coins and the annual medals have been used to make statements. Some have been pretty dramatic, such as the famous Paul VI medal of 1973. But this? Apart … Read More
On this fine, sunny, hot, Roman June day the sunset occurred at 5:32. Sunset, 20:51. Ave Maria, you already know….21:15. Today in many places there was the “external” celebration of Corpus Christi, or Corpus Domini, or Corpus et Sanguis Domini, … Read More
Far and wide the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi, which properly fell last Thursday, has been transferred to this Sunday. Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know. … Read More
In Rome the sun rose at 5:32 and it will set at 20:51. The Ave Maria is to be rung at 21:15 for the Curia and 21:21 for the rest of Rome. Today is the Feast of Santi Marco e … 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
I just saw the Vatican’s Annual Disclosure about Peter’s Pence or Obolo di San Pietro for 2021. The collection is taken up around the world around the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. It is intended to provide means for … Read More
You know how this goes… 5:32 – 20:50 – 21:15. I went into Trastevere today over the Sistine Bridge, the Ponte Sisto, my favorite Roman bridge. My goal was to visit S. Giovanni de Matha (closed), S. Dorotea, S. M. … Read More
At Vatican News we find an interview with the Prefect of Worship, whom Francis designated as a Cardinal, Archbp. Arthur Roche, once of Leeds and less-than-successful head of ICEL. Roche is an inveterate enemy of the Roman Rite, the Vetus … Read More
These long Roman summer days. This one started with sunrise at 5:32 and will conclude with sunset at 20:50. The ringing of the Ave Maria is scheduled for 21:15. It is the traditional Feast of Corpus Christi, often observed on … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Recently, while we were away on a vacation, my husband, children and I attended a NO Mass as that was what was available to us at our vacation destination. At the time the Gospel was to … Read More
The trend over the last few years, from “high atop the thing”, has been to distance Cult, Code and Creed (worship, discipline and doctrine) from anything that happened before 11 October 1962. Marked for special treatment is whatever came out … Read More
In many places the Feast of Corpus Christi gets an “external celebration” on Sunday. It is wonderful to see the multiplication of Eucharistic processions especially with the growth of the Traditional Latin Mass. TLM began, processions generally followed. In 2008 … Read More
I was not up to see it, but I am confident that the Roman sunrise was at 5:32 and that the sunset will be at 20:50. In the Vatican City State the Ave Maria bell won’t ring at 21:15 as … Read More
New Decree from Rome cuts the legs from under bishops and strangles new religious groups in the crib.
Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn’t it once a project of Francis to decentralize some of the power from the Roman Curia out to the local Churches? I have this nagging memory that local bishops were to have … Read More