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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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- #ASonnetADay – Sonnet 149. “Canst thou, O cruel! say I love thee not…”
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- #ASonnetADay – Sonnet 147. “My love is as a fever longing still…”
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- #ASonnetADay – Sonnet 146. “Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth…”
- One year ago, today: Card. Pell acquitted
- Two years ago, today: Notre-Dame fire
- LIVE VIDEO – 15 April 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Votive of the Eucharist
- #ASonnetADay – Sonnet 145. “Those lips that Love’s own hand did make…”
- A Jesuit’s brilliant notions about needed liturgical reform. What could go wrong?
- 14 April: St. Justin, martyr
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- #ASonnetADay – Sonnet 144. “Two loves I have of comfort and despair…”
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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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Pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Hans Küng, dead at the age of 93. Küng did untold damage to the Church and the identity of Catholics through his persistent cage-match with heresy. He was forbidden to teach … Read More
Officer slain in Boulder shooting was a TLM parishioner. Wherein Fr. Z rants about death and YOU. UPDATED
UPDATE: 26 March Time has been changed to noon MDT. Still at the Denver Cathedral with an FSSP celebrant. the link for livestream is https://livestream.com/accounts/3170708/events/9593864 Originally Published on: Mar 24, 2021 Recently there was a terrible mass shooting in Boulder, … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: As part of my Lenten practices, I’m trying to seriously keep before my mind, on a daily basis, the fact that eventually I will die. As you yourself often say, we should practice dying well and … Read More
For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts. They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. The Roman Station today is San Lorenzo in Panisperna. Today … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Does a stillborn baby have to be baptized? A friend just gave birth to an 8-month stillborn baby who died in her womb early yesterday morning. What is the procedure before burial? Would appreciate your help. … Read More
Run, don’t walk, to today’s Crisis Magazine offering by Regis Martin. Just DO IT. HERE A taste… […] In thinking about [Heywood] Broun’s conversion [by then Fr. Fulton Sheen], it is important that we not lose sight of the fact … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Does violation of the First Commandment of the Decalogue (such as acts of literal idolatry and/or demon worship) entail a greater penalty / injury to the offending baptized Catholic than mortal sins against the other Commandments? … Read More
ADDENDUM: You might want to see this. HERE Some people outlandishly concluded or maliciously claimed that because I added prayers “for enemies” to the orations of a Votive Mass asking for the grace of a good death, that I was … Read More
I heard today that a good friend of mine Msgr. Richard Soseman died from the Wuhan Devil. He was 57. A story HERE I’ve known him for many years. He worked in Rome in the Curia for a time and … Read More
NOTA BENE! FINAL DAY 30 Nov. – Special Decree extends opportunity for Plenary Indulgence for Poor Souls through whole of November
30 November: FINAL DAY The Church’s senior tribunal, which handles all matter of the internal forum and indulgences, the Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary, has issued a decree about the annual opportunity to gain indulgences for the souls in Purgatory in time … Read More
Here is ADVENTCAzT 01, for the 1st Sunday of Advent. https://wdtprs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/01_advent20.mp3 Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 01: “Jesus thirsts for us to thirst for Him” These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially for my benefactors. Thank … Read More
Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday (obligation or none), either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. Too many people today are without good, strong … Read More
I saw a very good post at Ann Barnhardt’s blog. HERE It is in no way polemical or political. It is, however, both timely and perennial. It is something that needs refreshing in the minds and hearts of many and … Read More
I am getting ready to say my three Masses today. On two days of the year, the priest has the privilege of saying three Masses: Christmas and All Souls. On Christmas, he can keep three stipends for the Masses. On … Read More
My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan has, at his excellent blog The Hermeneutic of Continuity, a sad piece of news about a mutual friend, and a fine priest, Fr. Charles Briggs, P.P. of Chistlehurst. Fr. Briggs is the last days of … Read More
ASK FATHER: “I am struggling with my faith due to intense anxiety about death. What makes you believe in God?”
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Simple: What makes you believe in God. As a religious person do you have doubts and how do you conquer them.. If you have other priest’s reasonings please tell me their opinions as well. I am … Read More
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today, 8 June 2020: Requiem for the mother of a friend. “7th Day” orations. Will you please tell others about this … Read More
6 May – HOLY MASS (TLM) – Mass “begging the grace of a good death” – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)
Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). It is an Easter Season Feria. Today I will celebrate Mass “to beg … Read More
20 April – REQUIEM MASS “Pro defunctis sacerdotibus” – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With prayer “in time of pandemic”
Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass formulary: REQUIEM “Pro defunctis sacerdotibus” After, I will recite a prayer … Read More
From CNA: At least 60 Italian priests have died after contracting coronavirus Rome, Italy, Mar 23, 2020 / 10:07 am (CNA).- In the past week alone, more than 3,000 people have died in Italy after contracting the coronavirus. Among the dead … Read More