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- The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clerics who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds.
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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
"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
- ROME 23/10 – Day -00: 18th Sunday after Pentecost
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 18th Sunday after Pentecost (N.O.: 26th) 2023
- UPDATED: My View For Awhile: Rome-ward – CANCELLED and REBOOKED
- ASK FATHER: Is the dome of St. Peter’s in Rome turning black?
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- A Roman Mystery: The Lost Tomb of St. Jerome
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- VIDEO about making a good confession with some additional notes
- Bishop Schneider’s Prayer for the Synod on Synodality
- WDTPRS – Collect for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Novus Ordo): “the bowels of compassion”
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- My View For Awhile: The first leg
- Daily Rome Shot 806 – Wherein a reader grouses and a nexus with “walking togetherity”
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- Adventures in Sunday Worship: St. Anne’s UPDATE and some liturgical dance in New York
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- Prayer request for an amazing priest blogger
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 17th Sunday after Pentecost (N.O.: 25th) 2023
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- LONG LOST AUDIO of funny Latin speech about how Latin is spoken with different accents
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- Card. Müller advises Bp. Strickland of Tyler NOT to resign.
- Concerning Tolkien
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- Card. Sarah wrote about Joseph Ratzinger and Sacred Liturgy… has the article been “cancelled”?
- The Synod on Synodality (“walking together on walking togetherity”) tackles the problem of its own CO2 emissions
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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: Jesuits
Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ, leaves La Civiltà Cattolica to become “Under-Secretary” at Dicastery for Culture and Education
La Civiltà Cattolica is a Jesuit run, Secretariat of State approved journal with semi-official status. Spadaro has been at LCC for 25 years, 12 as director. The “Dicastery” – that’s what Congregations are now called. All offices of the Curia were/are … Read More
22 July ’23 Pace naysayers… it was a day to celebrate. It is a great anniversary today. Today, 21 July, in the year of grace 1773, Pope Clement XIV of happy memory, issued his Bull by which he suppressed the Jesuits. … Read More
Now we know why the Pentagon initially decided not to shoot the thing down. pic.twitter.com/gKzPP3uQBS — Brit Hume (@brithume) February 4, 2023 Breaking: China deploys new balloon design that the US will never be able to shoot down pic.twitter.com/OC2ImytFmd — … Read More
The time of sunrise in Rome today was 5:32. Sunset will fall at 20:49. The Ave Maria won’t ring at 21:15 in the Vatican, but it should ring at one Roman parish at 21:19. It is the feast of St. … Read More
A few days ago I received a copy of a note from the diocesan offices of the Diocese of Rome about the renovation of the sanctuary of the mighty Jesuit church in central Rome called “Il Gesù”. My soul groaned … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Thank you for all you do Father. I’ve always been a big fan of St Ignatius of Loyola and what the Jesuits once were. I’m also equally appalled at what they have become. Growing up the … Read More
REPOSTED REVIEW: THE ST. GALLEN MAFIA – Exposing the Secret Reformist Group Within the Church by Julia Meloni.
UPDATE 12 Nov: More people should read this. Soon. Originally Published on: Oct 30, 2021 I’m reading THE ST. GALLEN MAFIA – Exposing the Secret Reformist Group Within the Church by Julia Meloni. US HERE – UK HERE It is published … Read More
Episcopal cathedral in Albuqerque to insult the Church by hosting a fake ordination of a Jesuit-trained “wymyn”. Wherein Fr. Z makes a proposal.
Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter, like a schismatic jackhammer, keeps pounding away. How is it that the US Bishops have not yet demanded that they remove the word “Catholic” from their title? They were already told by the local bishops … Read More
By sure to check out my good friend Fr. Gerry Murray’s piece today at The Catholic Thing. Fr. Murray tackles the “attempt by liberal clerics and laity to compel the Catholic Church to get rid of what they deem unacceptable doctrines … Read More
The liberal-biased Religion News Service has run a piece by Jesuit Thomas Reese. The future of Catholic liturgical reform It is every bit as bad as you might imagine. A Jesuit on liturgy… after all. First, you might remember that Reese … Read More
And there’s this. The Supreme Court of the United States – presently with all the seats filled (thanks to Pres. Trump and the GOP lead Senate) – has allowed the execution of a convicted rapist murderer. The sentence was carried … Read More
St. Robert Bellarmine on priests (Jesuits) who don’t learn to celebrate Mass and don’t follow the rubrics
From a reader comes this apposite passage. Long-time reader here. Your recent posts (“rants”) about priests learning Latin and their Rite recalled to mind a passage I believe you will heartily enjoy from an excellent older biography of St. Robert … Read More
The homosexualist activist Jesuit comes out with this. The surprise “On Eagles’ Wings” reference by @JoeBiden, which made my phone buzz like crazy, made me realize: this means four years of not only a Catholic president, but an injection of … Read More
Today – the 1st anniversary of when the demon idols of the hideous Pachamama were pitched into the Tiber River [HERE] – we learn that Francis has openly called for civil unions for homosexuals. He did so in an interview … Read More
Pachamama… this is a demon cult from S. America. Pachamama was venerated in an obvious pagan rite in the Vatican Gardens at the opening of the 2019 Synod of Bishops. At the close of the Synod a ritual Pachamama cult … Read More