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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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- 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.
St. John Eudes
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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
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- 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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- 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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- Daily Rome Shot 801 – PORT in a storm and poem on “walking together”
- 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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- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 16th Sunday after Pentecost (N.O.: 24th) 2023 – 3rd Sunday in the “Season of Creation”
- Adventures in Sunday Worship: St. Anne’s and the Season of Creation
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- From “The Private Diary of Bishop F. Atticus McButterpants” – 23-09-07 – Annual priest convocation
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- WDTPRS – 16th Sunday after Pentecost: We need grace so as not to fail in the vocations God entrusts to us
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- REMEMBER! There’s only ONE expression of the Roman Rite. You can’t have your Vetus! It’s all Novus! All the time!
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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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It has been a long time since I’ve read St. Gregory of Nyssa, but when I saw this video in an x-tweet, something jumped to mind. If memory serves, Gregory described our experience of the Beatific Vision as a spiral. … Read More
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Today is the Summer Solstice. From now, our northern hemispheric days get shorter, as the world’s tilt starts changing our daily/seasonal clocks. I was so aware of how the days were changing while I was in Rome, especially because I … Read More
In the North, which is where most of you readers are, it is the first day of Spring, the Vernal Equinox, today. We are interested in this day in particular because we date Easter as the 1) first Sunday 2) after the first full … Read More
Last night I watched a great documentary about the Apollo 8 mission. What days those were! So, that being fresh in my mind, look at this. The hidden colors of the regolith are revealed in this 81 megapixel shot of … Read More
From Spaceweather.com POSSIBLE EARTH-DIRECTED CME: Yesterday’s X1-class solar flare attracted all the attention, but it did not produce a CME. Another explosion did. Five hours before the X-flare, a filament of magnetism erupted from the sun’s northern hemisphere and hurled … Read More
In the 1962 Missale Romanum there are prayers “in order to repel storms”. I am using these prayers now in the face of hurricane Ian. The prayers are ancient, to be found in the 5th c. Gelasian Sacramentary (PL 74) in “XLVII. … Read More
Today is the Autumnal Equinox. The Sun crosses the celestial equator on its southerly course at 21:03 EDT (1:04 UTC of 23 September 2022). You knew that Autumn has come because in the traditional Roman calendar, so much more closely … Read More
What passed through my mind when I read this… I’ll say, below. From NASA: Watch Live as NASA Spacecraft Collides With Far-Off Asteroid NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the world’s first mission to test technology for defending Earth against … Read More
For your amazement… Curiosity takes us everywhere… even up a Martian mountain! It's been 10 years since @MarsCuriosity's daring landing on the Red Planet. Set a reminder to join the celebration and chat with mission team members. Submit questions with #AskNASA … Read More
Photo by The Great Roman™ This, from Chess.com, is almost too easy, but perhaps some readers here are not quite as practiced. Consult your “checks, captures, threats”. White to move and completely win. Please remember me when shopping online. Thanks … Read More
A few interesting stories… First, call about a long distance call. HERE In 1977 Voyager 1 was sent to the outer edge of the solar system. In November, NASA wanted try to extend the probe’s life by doing a course … Read More
There is an amazing image at APOD today, a representation of the “Observable Universe”. There is something simultaneously elevating and visceral about this image, forward looking and yet primitive. I have a sense that the cosmos is so large because … Read More
Take in this photo from APOD. These are hurricane paths mapped from 1985 to 2005. A few really bad ones are in there. Disasters always happen to other people… until it’s your turn. You should have plans and backups, especially … Read More
At APOD today there is an amazing video of a supercell. Click over for the explanation.
Today during Holy Mass for Ember Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost, I read in Latin from Acts 2 what Peter said about the End Times… I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth beneath, … Read More
Tomorrow, 26 May 2021, there will be a Blood Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse. It will be visible from southeast Asia, across the Pacific, to the southwest Americas. “Blood” refers to the color of the Moon during full eclipse. Supermoon means … Read More