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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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“He [Satan] will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.”
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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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Knowing that we would have to keep up morale, the other day I put together a design for some new Z-Swag. HERE My first copies arrived today. They are nice, so I’m making the shop public There are shirts and … Read More
This is such an interesting photo that I had to post it for your thoughts. I originally saw the top part first and then I opened it. Wow. can’t stop thinking about this church i feel like i could write … Read More
On Holy Thursday, commemoration of the institution of Eucharist and Holy Orders, Francis went to the apartment of disgraced Cardinal Becciu for a private Mass, rather than celebrate in public. According to Vatican News there were present a few sisters … Read More
According to La Nuova Bussola, on 15 March an investigation (“Visita Apostilica”) of the Congregation for Divine Worship will begin. The writer says that the man appointed for the investigation, head of the bishops conference liturgy office, leans liberal and … Read More
A friend sent this: They scheduled the 3 presidential debates. The first one is the feast of St. Michael the Archangel (Sept. 29) The second one is on the feast of St. Teresa of Avila. (Oct. 15) The third one … Read More
I saw an oldish video interview that Taylor Marshall did with Michael Matt of The Remnant. They range around on many topics. However, this part is of particular value. How are newcomers to the Traditional Latin Mass treated? Welcomed? Not welcomed? … Read More
Hurricane Laura was terribly destructive. It was, after all, a hurricane. However, it wasn’t as destructive as anticipated. That might be small relief to those who have directly suffered from it, but at least there are fewer of those who directly … Read More
Pop over the Fr. Longenecker’s place and read his post: “All Are Welcome” He rips the skin from the faux calls for diversity and multiculturalism and, especially, “gay” hollering we are force to hear so much. Sample: I’m reminded of … Read More
I am astonished. And I am not astonished. At the site of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, we learn that Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin has been asked to speak at the upcoming World Meeting of Families. This meeting … Read More
The Irish constitution begins in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, stating: “In the name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States … Read More
I posted this under my Childermas entry, but it deserves attention on its own. Here is a reworking of Lully Lulla Lullay by Philip Stopford. It’s about the Holy Innocents. Warning: you might not get through it dry-eyed, especially when the … Read More
Honor! I picked this up from a tweet by a friend: Well this story makes an interesting contrast to the tearing down of #ConfederateStatues. https://t.co/TRSTs56dMO — Samuel J. Howard (@Jahaza) August 15, 2017 In a nutshell: A WWII Marine vet … Read More
The Catholic Church gave the Bible to the world. Only the Catholic Church could compile and authenticate as inspired ancient Christian writings, so that error and spiritual danger was avoided. The Catholic Church is the only authentic interpreter of the … Read More
More dopey – no, that’s not right – stupid and/or malevolent smears of Raymond Card. Burke have emerged. The catholic Left is absolutely unhinged by Card. Burke and will do anything to anyone, anything to undermine him. It must be his … Read More
First, I’ll remind you, please, when shopping via Amazon, use my search box on the sidebar. I’ll get a small percentage of each item you get. I have no way of seeing who buys what, by the way. Get your … Read More
I saw a piece at Crux today which left me disappointed. The piece in question is an opinion hit-job by Austen Ivereigh against anyone who dares to suggest that there are problems with Chapter 8 of Amoris laetitia. Ivereigh is a … Read More
This is an interesting bit of news that touches on many point of interest as we rocket to Election Day. From an editorial in the Albuquerque Journal. Editorial: Archbishop reacts to priest’s abortion letter By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board Wednesday, … Read More
UPDATE: I have found a “news story” (but not really) at the site of Vatican Radio by Philippa Hitchen saying something about the letter. HERE Also, in today’s L’Osservatore Romano of 12-13 September there is an unsigned piece on p. 7 … Read More
As I have often said and written, I would vote for the corpse of Millard Filmore (the last Whig President and an anti-Catholic No Nothing) to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House. And now, with Tim Kaine (can. … Read More