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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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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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- From a reader – “Idea: Spiritual battle/Catholic Church fullness of faith.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter
- 20 Jan: St. Sebastian, invoked against the pandemic
- ASK FATHER: Prayers “for the Pope”
- Daily Rome Shot 56
- PROJECT “200!” Wherein Fr. Z asks for some help.
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- Daily Rome Shot 54
- Diei duri nox…
- LIVE VIDEO – 18 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Requiem
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 2nd Sunday of Epiphany (NO – 2nd Ordinary)
- CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – #ZedNet reminder – Sunday 17 Jan ’21
- LIVE VIDEO – 17 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
- Daily Rome Shot 53
- WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany (TLM) & WDTPRS – 2nd Ordinary (NO): God knows our needs better than we do
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- LIVE VIDEO – 16 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Marcellus, Pope, Martyr (Intention: benefactors)
- Daily Rome Shot 52
- ASK FATHER: Can I be a Catholic AND a Libertarian?
- Wherein Fr. Z gives an update about life and changes
- ASK FATHER: Why isn’t there a paper book with the Sunday propers in Latin and English?
- Another sign of the times
- Daily Rome Shot 51
- Question for readers: book search
- LIVE VIDEO – 15 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Paul, Hermit (Intention: benefactors)
- 14 January – Festum Asinorum #FeastoftheAss Day!
- Daily Rome Shot 50
- Various prayers or “Orationes diversae” in the traditional Missale Romanum
- WDTPRS: Collect for the Votive Mass “to beg the grace of dying well”
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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: Ham Radio
Here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 10 Jan ’21 – evening at 2000h EST (0100h ZULU 4 Jan). I hope some of you hams with DMR etc. access will check in! Zednet exists on the Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) … Continue reading
Here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 3 Jan ’21 – evening at 2000h EST (0100h ZULU 4 Jan). Also, here is something sent by WB0YLE who keeps the pieces of ZedNet together. A diagram of how it all fits. … Continue reading
Last Sunday and the Sunday and the Sunday before – we started up ZedNet in the evening at 8PM EST. At first, I had a devil of a time connecting (cf. Zuhlsdorf’s Law) because Brandmeister has been making changes for … Continue reading
We started up our very first ZedNet on Sunday evening at 8PM EST. We had five check ins. I had a devil of a time connecting (cf. Zuhlsdorf’s Law) because Brandmeister has been making changes for security and… I did … Continue reading
ZedNet will activate on SUNDAY, 6 Dec, at 2000h EST (0100h ZULU 7 Dec). HERE Our colleague WB0YLE has built various bridges to ZedNet through WIRESX (28598) ALLSTAR (28868) Brandmeister (31429) NO ECHOLINK YET NO DStar YET UPDATE THE ZEDNET CONTROL … Continue reading
This morning I had a chat with a couple of hams over ZedNet. We are going to have a directed “net” this coming Sunday, 6 December (2nd of Advent) at 2000h EST (0100 ZULU 7 Dec). WIRESX (28598) ALLSTAR (28868) … Continue reading
A quick note with a suggestion and observations. First, I had a great chat over ZedNet with a fellow in Tokyo. He accessed ZedNet through WIRES-X, I through my DMR hotspot. In the Yaesu System Fusion (WIRES-X) “room” 28598 is … Continue reading
This comes a little late in the day, but on 10 October in 1982 John Paul II canonized St. Maximilian Kolbe. Paul VI had beatified him as a confessor, but JP2 canonized him as a martyr. St. Maximilian’s case is … Continue reading
Although I am a NASA certified Space Shuttle Door Gunner and a certified expert on the Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser, I have not yet had a contact with the International Space Station. Contact, that is, via radio. I received a Just … Continue reading
NASA has a video about the next Solar Cycle. Every 11 years your planet’s yellow star goes through a cycle of more or less activity. This activity can effect the layers of your planet’s atmosphere. In turn that impacts the … Continue reading
#CQ – 14 Aug -St. Maximilian Kolbe, priest, martyr, #HamRadio operator, intercede for the Fishwrap! #SP3RN
Today, 14 August, is the Vigil of the Assumption. It is also the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest put to death at Auschwitz. St. Maximilian Kolbe, has a special relevance for Catholic media. Today, dear readers, say … Continue reading
We are still in a period of relative “lockdown”. This could be a good time for some of you to get your Amateur Radio license. A while back I mentioned that a couple of obtained their Technician license and had received … Continue reading
I’ve been slowly but surely working on learning Morse Code. It’s a bit of a slog. And when I listen to CW pileups, it’s pretty intimidating. But… FORWARD! Speaking of Morse Code, I received this via email. Meanwhile, I’ve been monitoring … Continue reading
This is rather cool, from NPR: Long-Lost U.S. Military Satellite Found By Amateur Radio Operator There are more than 2,000 active satellites orbiting Earth. At the end of their useful lives, many will simply burn up as they reenter the … Continue reading
As you recall, ZedNet is operational. More HERE. We should figure out some schedules. In a rather lackadaisical way I’ve put my toes into the waters of Morse Code. I find it fascinating and would like to do CW, maybe … Continue reading
ZedNet has been quiet over the last month. I had sketchy internet in Rome. However, I saw a registration recently in which the registrant, also a ham, specifically mentioned ZedNet. We should get this going. For more on ZedNet – … Continue reading
14 Aug -St. Maximilian Kolbe, priest, martyr, #HamRadio operator, intercede for dissident ‘c’atholic media! #CQ
Today, 14 August, is the Vigil of the Assumption. It is also the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest put to death at Auschwitz. St. Maximilian Kolbe, has a special relevance for Catholic media. I would ask all … Continue reading
The other day, in reference to the conference I attended at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near La Crosse, WI, I mentioned that it would be very cool indeed to hold a “special event” at the Shrine, perhaps … Continue reading