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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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Fellow hams, here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 10 October ’21 – evening at 2000h EDT. (0000h ZULU Monday). NB: WB0YLE says that there is now a second Wires- X room: 83466 We now have the site running: http://zednet.xyz … Read More
Fellow hams, here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 19 September ’21 – evening at 2000h EDT. (0000h ZULU Monday). NB: WB0YLE says that there is now a second Wires- X room: 83466 We now have the site running: http://zednet.xyz … Read More
Fellow hams, here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 19 September ’21 – evening at 2000h EDT. (0000h ZULU Monday). NB: I REALLY NEED A SUB TO TAKE NET CONTROL TONIGHT. PLEASE CONTACT ME. HERE We now have the site … Read More
Fellow hams, here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 19 September ’21 – evening at 2000h EDT. (0000h ZULU Monday). NB: I’m looking for a regular participant who could be Net Control so I can occasionally get free for something. … Read More
Thinking about Ham Radio? You should be. This is an interesting story via Breitbart:
At ARRL there was an eye-catching title in a list of old posts on the side bar (much like all the titles of my posts on my side bar). HMS Bounty Rescue “Okay…”, quoth I. “I wasn’t aware that HF … Read More
Disasters always happen to other people, until they happen to you. When crunch time comes, comms are important. You need… stop and read that again… YOU NEED a plan. A PACE Plan, or Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency Plan. I … Read More
ASK FATHER: When the next Carrington Event wipes out the grid, what will happen in our ultramontanist Church of the 21st century?
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our sun is waking up. One sunspot let loose half a dozen flares ranging from C-class to M-class over the weekend. Our magnetic shields are weak and getting weaker. Barring Divine intervention, it’s only a matter … Read More
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) … Read More
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. … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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) … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
#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 … Read More
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 … Read More