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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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At Rumble – HERE – there is a longish and passionate video from 2 Jan ’22 in English with transcript by Archbp Carlo Maria Viganò, once Nuncio in these USA, then targeted for cancelation by the powers-that-be for knowing too … Read More
Fellow hams, here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 16 January ’22 – evening at 2000h EST. (0100h ZULU Monday). We now have the site running: http://zednet.xyz Zednet exists on the… Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) “room” 28598, and 83466 which is … Read More
We are in green vestments again. My thanks to the reader who donated the fantastic set I used today. I pray for you every time I use it. Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment … Read More
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I received this note: CHICAGO ROSARY RALLY Holy Name Cathedral 11:30 AM SATURDAY JANUARY 15TH Please help get this out to people in the Chicago area. These rallies are building resistance to Cupich’s crackdown. You can bet all the bishops … Read More
I just saw an interesting movie called “Don’t Look Up”. Metaphor for what’s up in the Church right now?
I just saw an interesting movie called “Don’t Look Up”. The central idea is that there is a massive, planet killing comet on a collision course with Earth and by the time this global extinction fact penetrates the fog of … Read More
In your kindness, please pray for the repose of the soul of Alice von Hildebrand who died today, 14 January 2022, at the age of 98. HERE She was a great lady of great faith and an inspiration for many … Read More
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Firstly, perpend. YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS UPDATE: 13 Jan 22 I am so grateful to my monthly and ad hoc donors. Thank you. I regularly, almost every day right now, say Mass for the intention of benefactors and those who … Read More
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How does the phrase go from… is it Kipling?… if you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs and blaming it on you…. Something like that. It describes rather aptly these days how tradition-oriented Catholics are … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I don’t think I’ve seen the Pope’s January prayer intention listed on your blog. He asked us to pray for victims of religious discrimination and persecution. I saw this and thought I had misread it, then … Read More
What do bored Catholic young men do during COVID-1984 Theatre? Why, build a tank, of course! – VIDEO
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