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“Until the Lord be pleased to settle, through the instrumentality of the princes of the Church and the lawful ministers of His justice, the trouble aroused by the pride of a few and the ignorance of some others, let us with the help of God endeavor with calm and humble patience to render love for hatred, to avoid disputes with the silly, to keep to the truth and not fight with the weapons of falsehood, and to beg of God at all times that in all our thoughts and desires, in all our words and actions, He may hold the first place who calls Himself the origin of all things.”
- Prosper of Aquitaine (+c.455), De gratia Dei et libero arbitrio contra Collatorem 22.61
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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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From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have seen several Examination of Conscience guides mention neglecting prayer as a sin. Could you unpack this a bit? Failing to pray at all for a week, for example, seems like it would be a … Read More
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This came into my email and I am eager to get the news out to you. Sure, I push chess in my Daily Rome Shot posts. I wanted to make sure you saw this. Some time ago, I bought a … Read More
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This post is absolutely and blatantly self-serving! I shudder to think about my present situation if there weren’t people praying for me out there. I am so grateful to all of you. Therefore, I want to underscore a special group. … Read More
There’s going to be a webinar on Synodality (“walking together-ity”). SYNOD ON SYNODALITY – A NEW KIND OF CHURCH Australasian Catholics Coalition for Church Reform (ACCCR), Yarra Theological Union (YTU, and Garratt Publishing are pleased to present the Synod on … Read More
It occurs to me that we missed celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the stupidly unnecessary, falsely grounded and wickedly cruel attack on the people who desire the Traditional Latin Mass via the document Taurina cacata… er… um… Traditionis custodes. In … Read More
Are there any readers here from the Diocese of Kotor in Montenegro (Dioecesis Catharensis) or from the nearby area of Croatia? Why? I’m looking for a priest. When the recent Grand Chess Tour started in Zagreb, there was a simul … Read More
I’m unsure how to proceed with this. My head tells me not to get involved, but my heart tells me otherwise. I heard recently a news story that the gummint idiots in New York City are trying to implement some … Read More
It’s time for another Days in Rome appeal. Long-time readers know that I try to get back to Rome in April/May and in October. Why? This is my way to keep my brain alive, my priestly identity strong and – … Read More
It is the Feast of the Sacred Heart and, therefore, the Church’s appointed Day of Sanctification of Priests. Please pray for your priests. Pray for me. HERE This striking detail is from a print by the Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui. … Read More