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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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- The incredibly obvious… the problem in the Church today is …. THE LATIN MASS!
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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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Category Archives: Cri de Coeur
From a reader in reaction to the dialogue between Francis and Jesuits in Bratislava. HERE I had closed the combox on that post. My correspondent, a long-time… loooongitime reader and very knowledgeable about the state of the Church in these … Read More
From an alumnus of the North American College (US seminary in Rome) … edited so that the style of writing can’t be traced to any one priest by those who might recognize it. As a NAC grad, I read your … Read More
Whew! A lot of news today. I’ve been bus this morning writing my new weekly column at 1 Peter 5, now happily under new management. Let’s see a couple things. First, in the wake of Traditionis custodes, the superiors of … Read More
Today I posted elsewhere something I wrote about before: Moral Injury. I originally wrote about Moral Injury because I had also, previously, written about how bishops use “psychological evaluation” – the Psych Strike Gambit – against priests to remove them … Read More
Posted at The Spectator: Tom Tugendhat has just delivered what should be the defining speech of this recall of parliament. The Conservative chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee spoke in pin-drop silence about his own emotional response to the events … Read More
Yesterday Hell’s Bible (aka New York Times) published an op-ed which is a cri de coeur about what is going on in the Church today. Take this together with Damian Thompson’s recent podcast. My emphases and comments. OPINION GUEST ESSAY Pope … Read More
¡Hagan lío! Invitation to Bishops and Priests to Fast, Recite Leo XIII’s Exorcism Prayer on Vigil of the Assumption
I was sent this. It seems like a good thing to do (pace certain prelates). INVITATION TO BISHOPS AND PRIESTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO A DAY OF FASTING AND THE RECITATION OF THE EXORCISM OF LEO XIII ON THE … Read More
In the Wall Street Journal today… Pope Francis, the Latin Mass and My Family We are loyal children of the church on the receiving end of a harsh punishment. By Matthew Walther […] When Benedict issued “Summorum pontificum,” those attached … Read More
If any of you out there have the ear of a bishop or of the bishop, please put this in front of his eyes. At National Catholic Register, the well-know and highly respected Msgr. Charles Pope issues a cri de coeur about Traditionis. The … Read More
Open Letter to Cardinal Sarah To His Eminence Card. Robert Sarah Dear Eminence, Pain and indignation invade my heart to hear certain incredible news: They have forbidden private masses in St. Peter’s!?https://t.co/MTwcPzAiGw — Joseph Zen (@CardJosephZen) March 30, 2021 CNA … Read More
At the National Catholic Register (never to be confused with the Fishwrap), we read that Robert Card. Sarah has joined his voice to those of Cards. Raymond L. Burke, Gerhard L. Müller and Walter Brandmüller, who have objected to the St. … Read More
At Crisis today there is a well-written, well-argued piece by Regis Martin which merits wide attention. Share it. Does the Church No Longer Defend the Deposit of Faith? The writer laments that we are living in strange times: “Times in … Read More
The other day I posted about the wine being produced, now available in these USA, by the great monks of Le Barroux. HERE Sad news from the Brussels Times, covered also by the SSPX. All the more reason to preserve TRADITION. … Read More
A friend sent this, with the comment, “Here is a link to a Newsreel from 1949 that seems as if it is from another planet.” A world that’s gone? I wonder… what sort of, what magnitude of cataclysm would … Read More
“If you don’t bother to pause and learn a single thing from your citizens storming your Capitol building, then you’re a fool…”.
I’ve been pretty unhappy with FNC for some time now. However, tonight I tuned in to hear what Tucker Carlson had to say. He made some really good points. I sincerely hope that people will listen to this or read … Read More
VIDEO: Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels for all places, things and people involved in the counting of votes from the 2020 Election.
As usual today, since Election Day, after Mass I recited Ch. 3 of Title XI in the Rituale Romanum, the Exorcism Against Satan and the Fallen Angels. It is a mighty prayer. I have the authority from the bishop and also, … Read More
I have written quite a few times here that – in this time of erosion and reversal in the Church – young priests and seminarians will increasingly be exposed to the sort of thing we older guys had to endure … Read More
I offer a plea to priests and bishops. For the sake of the common good and for the love of truth… PRAY for protection from the Enemy of the Soul for all those who are involved in the counting of … Read More
There is a massive spiritual war going on over the “soul of our nation”. This is why I have been saying the Exorcism (Title XI, Ch. 3). Lay people should NEVER pray that. Fr. Chad Ripperger makes this suggestion. If … Read More