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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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Category Archives: Emanations from Penumbras
Joe Biden supporters attempted to raid a Catholic church in New York today Police had to hold back the violent pro aborts from attacking the building as intolerance towards the country’s Catholic minority grows more hostile and bigoted pic.twitter.com/fDYtp33zKn — … Read More
If a bishop would apply can. 915 to someone who hires a hitman, then how not to politicians who actively promote the killing of innocent children?
My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray, a fine canonist, has a forthright offering today at The Catholic Thing. Excerpt: When confronted by Speaker Pelosi and President Biden’s obstinate and scandalous public rejection of the Church’s teaching on the inherent immorality … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Are we obligated to cease patronizing businesses which are reimbursing employees for expenses to travel out of state to obtain abortions? The short answer is: No. We are not obligated. This has to do with the … Read More
Yesterday, SCOTUS gave us: New York State Rifle & Pistol Assn., Inc. v. Bruen Today, SCOTUS gave us: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization There is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion.? Abortion access will be determined … Read More
The European Parliament intends to discuss – to censure – the USA because of something that hasn’t happened yet. Namely: ““the impact of a leaked draft opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court concerning abortion.” CNA story HERE […] The European … Read More
Some of you will have heard of Heartbeat International, an organization that helps small clinics for women. Fantastic. They are also handling the nationwide network of doctors which can prescribe the REVERSAL process of the abortion pill. This DYI abortion … Read More
Mobile phones in church to record illegal disturbances of Sunday Masses by invading pro-abortion terrorists?
The other day I posted HERE about possible invasions/protests at churches on Sunday. I now think it probable that some churches are going to be targeted for disturbances. I read that Catholic venues are being defaced with spray painted hate … Read More
POSSIBLE: Pro-abortion/Biden supporters reported to be organizing invasion and disturbance of Sunday Masses, ironically on Mother’s Day
And to think… it will be Mother‘s Day. I read at Catholic Arena: BIDEN SUPPORTERS TO INVADE MASSES THIS SUNDAY ALL OVER USA A group called ‘Ruth Sent Us’, named after Jewish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, have stated … Read More
Robert Royal has a terrific column at The Catholic Thing about the meeting of Biden with Francis. He summarized the thoughts of many. Tastes: […] The Vatican press office has not denied Biden’s account and has only said that it was a … Read More
HEMSTED, NY – Saturday 23 Oct – Prayer Vigil with Sacred Relics at Planned Parenthood (aka Big Business Abortion)
For those of you in New York… Join Fr. Carlos Martins of Treasures of the Church and relics of over 150 saints in a prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood’s abortion mill in Hempstead, New York WHAT: A peaceful prayer gathering … Read More
My friend Fr. Gerald Murray was on Spicer & Co. (Newsmax) talking about the recent meeting of the “self-serving, hypocritical” Nancy Pelosi with Francis. HERE start at about minute 17:00 And take in the bizzare video of the awkward, “self-serving, … Read More
Apart from the fact that Card. Turkson is in it… apart from the fact that the execrable Nancy Pelosi is in it… spot anything that’s conspiculously not there? We welcome @SpeakerPelosi from the US House of Representatives.We talked about caring … Read More
UPDATE: From Xavier and Ronan. We would like to thank you and your readers again for your support for The Pregnancy Care Center. We raised $12,197 with 102 donations, and we broke the record again for most money raised! This … Read More
Bl. Hermann of Reichenau (1054) Born with cleft palate, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida, he was placed in a Benedictine monastery at seven. A genius in astronomy, theology, poetry, math, music, Arabic, Greek, and Latin, he composed the Salve Regina … Read More
Can. 915. Bishops…. is it time yet? “Those who believe life begins at the moment of conception and all, I respect that – don’t agree, but I respect that.” President Biden, a Catholic, reacts to Texas’ heartbeat law. pic.twitter.com/O9f0Uwdupc — … Read More
I subscribe to very few print journals and magazines. I just can’t get through them all as they rain down on me. Hence, I am selective. One publication I do subscribe to is Touchstone. There was a powerful editorial in … Read More
My friend Fr. Gerald Murray has a good piece at, surprisingly, the UK’s once great Catholic Herald. HERE He tackles the problem of catholic Democrat politicians who promote abortion while claiming to be faithful members of the Church. Rightly, Fr. … Read More