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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
"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
- BISHOP: “Francis used a chainsaw when only a scalpel was needed.”
- Baseball’s Cleveland Indians change name to… guess what….
- BISHOPS! Have you ever see the pain?
- Day 7: St. Ann Novena – “Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.”
- Latin Mass Society examination of ‘Traditiones Custodes’
- Daily Rome Shot 225
- 22 July: St. Mary Magdalene
- The wonders of Canon 87
- Day 6: St. Ann Novena – “Deign to commend it to your daughter…”
- Daily Rome Shot 224
- VIDEO: Francis and Bishops…. Can we count on you?
- Daily Rome Shot 223
- ATTENTION BISHOPS!
- George Weigel on ‘Traditionis custodes’: “Summorum Pontificum…. hope was being vindicated….”
- 21 July – ACTION ITEM! MATCHING donation campaign for the Archdiocese for the Military Services @MilArchUSA
- Day 5: St. Ann Novena – “take the present affair which I commend to you…”
- I’m pretty good with flags. I am scratching my head over this.
- 20 July: International CHESS Day!
- NEW SWAG: “Molon labe!” … Missale Romanum
- RECENT POSTS and THANKS
- Problem in the Italian of the 2021 Plessy v. Ferguson document, Traditionis custodes.
- Clarity from @Card_R_Sarah
- Day 4: St. Ann Novena – “I humbly beg of you…”
- Go to Crisis and read or listen to “A Time For Anger”
- Daily Rome Shot 222
- Francis’ Four Postulates from his programmatic encyclical “Evangelii gaudium”
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- Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 8th Sunday after Pentecost (16th Ordinary – N.O.)
- A moment of reflection…
- Card. Müller drills into Francis’ “Letter to Bishops” with “Traditionis custodes”
Let us pray…
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: Lighter fare
I’m pretty good with flags. I am scratching my head over this. I saw this during a mountain stage of the Tour de France. I seems to be for Asturias and… ? Anyone?
Before it isn’t the 20th any longer (soon, where I am), I wish all of you a happy International CHESS Day! In honor of this esteemed occasion, I repost… Animi caussa… the names of the pieces. 1 rex, sive scaccus 1 regina (vel virgo, vel amazon, … Read More
The SSPX office in Menzingen put out a statement, still only in French, about Traditionis custodes. HERE Here’s a taste… From Summorum Pontificum to Traditionis custodes, or from the Nature Preserve to the Zoo […] A organized extinction While Francis … Read More
I saw today sometime, I don’t recall where exactly for it has been busy day, that Joseph Ratzinger referred to the Church’s care of her sacred liturgical worship as like to tending a garden. I like the analogy. We prepare … Read More
When the movie is made, it must star Peter Sellers as the Capo of the Guardia di Finanza‘s Bunko Squad on load from the Paris Sûreté, at one point impersonating an Argentinian in white. From Crux: Undercover as priests, Italian … Read More
Yesterday, Italy beat England in soccer (football) to win the European Championship. When Italy won, the cheer in Rome was apparently so great that it showed up on seismographs that measure earthquakes. Which reminded me of one of the most … Read More
Lighter fare for this Friday. This appeals to my reptilian brain stem!
Je remercie chacun pour les nombreux messages que je reçois aujourd’hui à l’occasion de mon soixante-seizième anniversaire. Priez beaucoup pour moi. Que Dieu nous garde. +RS pic.twitter.com/nKqKUn4ns6 — Cardinal R. Sarah (@Card_R_Sarah) June 15, 2021
From the blog’s Official Parodohymnodist… To the tune of Jingle Bell Rock! Bishops meet, some are sweet, synods are held, Some are included, some are repelled, Synodal synods, how synods are run, Now the synodal way’s begun. Synods on synods … Read More
At the end of the Apostolic Constitution which promulgates a new Book VI of the 1983 CIC we find in the version released via the Bolletino… Ooops. It’s FRANCISCUS. At the top of the document, his name is spelled correctly. … Read More
QUAESITUM EST: We are planning to have a special drink for the potluck to commemorate today’s Feast of the Trinity. We were planning to do a “Trinitini”, a Martini with three olives to represent the three Persons in the One … Read More
I so very much wanted to be in Rome this month. My anniversary is coming up. The strawberries and artichokes are around, along with broad beans. We have lovely customs in our wonderful Roman Catholic Church, including special blessings on … Read More
The other day I repeated my Novus Ordo and Vetus Ordo food analogy. I’ve often compared the shift from attendance at the Novus Ordo to participation in the Traditional Latin Mass as a kind of growing up and out of … Read More
From a reader… animi caussa! Dear Fr Z, Last Monday week (April 26) was the day after Anzac Day, a day whereon all Australians and New Zealanders who died in war are remembered. We sang a daily requiem mass for the … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father, do you know a good vesting prayer in Latin, or could you compose one, for putting on a facemask? The questioner seeks to tickle the funny bone, of course. As you know there are … Read More
In the past, National “Talk Like Shakespeare Day” has like a prefatory defalcator stealthily crept in upon my dawning awareness. Not so this year. During this last year, under the inspiration of Sir Patrick Stewart and at the admonition of … Read More
I was lately the delighted recipient of a couple of challenge coins commemorating Fr. Emil Kapaun, chaplain, recipient of the Medal of Honor. His remains were recently identified. HERE I thought some of you would like to see these. HOWEVER… … Read More
I occasionally post about the wonderful, traditional Benedictine monks and nuns of Le Barroux in Provence. Their monasteries are little slices of paradise. You can hear live online or on demand the men chanting the liturgical hours HERE. I saw … Read More