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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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Speaking of the Diocese of Black Duck, I saw this in the fever swamp… My home diocese announced a plan to restructure the diocese and eventually eliminate 70% of the parishes. It’s a necessary move based on changing demographics and … Read More
I just had a flash of an American bishop calling a simultaneous meeting of all the clergy of the diocese together with a press conference… Thank you for coming. I’m Jude Noble, Bishop of the Diocese of Black Duck. I’ve … Read More
Just to lighten your day a little, I saw this at Anne Barnhardt’s Saturday meme roundup.
UPDATED: See end. Did you know that Canon 16 of the Fourth Council of the Lateran in 1215 forbade priests from playing chess? It was considered a game of chance (clearly by non-chessplayers). That canon also forbade participation of clerics … Read More
I sent this out to a few of my incredulous brethren the other day, with the note… “No. Really.” The Logo for the Synod (“walking together”) which is coming up. I think it’s missing something… beyond heterosexuality.
UPDATE: BTW… doesn’t that ACLU graphic remind you of something? Doctor Strangelove, maybe? I thought this was an interesting juxtaposition. Far from compromising them, vaccine mandates actually further civil liberties. They protect the most vulnerable, people with disabilities and fragile … Read More
People all over the world wonder why Chess is not an Olympic sport. Why? Chess has it all. “But Father! But Father!”, some of you skeptics, probably papolatrous pipsqueaks – Peepees – are peeping, “In chess they, you know, they … Read More
We’ve had so much bad news lately. How about some good news? It has been some time since I’ve inquired. What is your good news? For my part, I built some shelves in the garage and survived the heat and … Read More
From the inimitable Eccles… The Traddy-Ban captures Rome Catholics worldwide have been stunned by the news that the Tradi-ban is now occupying Rome, led by the triumvirate of Bar-Golio, Pah-Rolin, and Ahfah-Roche. Last night Rome was full of Tradi-Ban troops … Read More
I see that the LCWR recently had their annual confab, but alas by Zoom or some such. They’ve had some meetings that were so weird that you would think they were all smoking hash. You can see what they are … Read More
This is wonderful…. …at the Offerimus tibi, the deacon looks like he’s completely given up, but subdeacon and priest seem fully engaged! When I was a kid, I only had the wherewithal to play Low Mass. This is spectacular. pic.twitter.com/xK3xmUaqQq … Read More
Fathers, do you have trouble keeping the sacristy quiet before Mass? Too much random, unfocused chatter irrelevant to the sacred action about to take place. Old sacristies would have a large sign calling for… SILENTIUM I may have found something … Read More
This is straight from Eccles and so it must be true. Latindr App used to catch priests in compromising situations As reported by journalists from the Bitter Pillar (formerly the Tablet), data from the popular social networking Latindr app, used by … Read More
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