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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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- LIVE VIDEO – 15 April 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Votive of the Eucharist
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- LIVE VIDEO – 14 April 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St Justin, martyr
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- Sudden, so far unexplained departure of Philadelphia Carmelites
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- PASCHALCAzT 2021: 53 – Easter Saturday: “Sin is the shipwreck of the soul”
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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: Fr. Z’s Kitchen
I haven’t been doing much in the line of interesting cooking lately. This is partly due to the penitential nature of the season. However, on Sunday I determined to get something done, do something different. Another motive was the fact … Read More
Former Cardinal Becciu – whom I suspect will soon be indicted and perhaps extradited – was sacked on Thursday. I was so glad that it was Thursday, and not Wednesday or Friday… which are Ember Days. Instead, it was the … Read More
Back in the day, when I was living stably in Italy, I would often be invited to large gatherings of families and friends, sometimes in the countryside on the old family farm or vineyard. Inevitably there would be a division, … Read More
A little while ago, a reader in Blighty sent me some Patum Piperium, having described his use of it as a fine smear over well-toasted bread. “Patum Piperium!”, I piped up. “That’s interesting!” He sent me some. It is very … Read More
I found at the blog of the British Library a fascinating story about a recipe for cherries in the Medieval period in England. There is a recipe for chyryse in a manuscript of Forme of Cury, a recipe book of Richard … Read More
A project. Recently, at Corpus Christi, I recalled the story of the Eucharistic miracle at Bolsena during which a Host bled on a corporal, which spurred the institution of the feast. I got to thinking about corporals. A little light … Read More
Do you have some good news for the readership? How are things going with churches where you are? (Good news, please.) For my part, some of you great people who follow my live-streamed Mass each day sent donations for flowers. … Read More
I am taking this as a sign from God. Today I receive in my email a photo from a priest who made cacio e pepe. Nice. A little while later I find another email from a very well-known Catholic writer with … Read More
A really big knife. It’s intended for pizzas, but I am contemplating other uses. And now, directly outside the window across from my door. I was going to post this the other day. On Memorial Day I got together with … Read More
A little while ago, I made risotto with taleggio cheese and pears. One of you readers observed that, from common love for risotto, I should have a KitchenAid Multi-Cooker [US HERE – UK HERE] Given that challenge, I put it … Read More
Last night I hosted another Supper For The Promotion of Clericalism™. There were six of us, all told. The menu was inspired by some good chats I’ve had recently with His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, a fine priest in England. … Read More
Tonight, it being the wonderful Feast of the mighty St. Joseph, it seemed that a somewhat different supper was appropriate. And yet it is a Friday, so I opted for seafood. I had thought about some mussels and I remembered … Read More
I should be in Rome right now. That was the plan. Since I’m not in Italy, I have brought some Italy to me, via the kitchen. I have made some risotto with taleggio cheese and pear. Here is the mise … Read More
The other day I noticed some cheese named for St. Rocco, who is a patron saint invoked against disease and pandemic. I took it as a sign that I should buy it… to help against the Coronavirus, you know. Trying … Read More
Yesterday The Great Roman™ sent me a photo of a fine bowl of pasta e ceci in the Roman style. This is a good lesson about custody of the eyes. We tend to want what we see. I immediately wanted … Read More
The other day I received my newsletter from the great, , traditional Benedictine monks in Norcia . The beer monks. You might consider subscribing to their beer club! Sign up and receive their terrific beer every month. This is very … Read More
Also for your Just Too Cool file, sent by a friend. From Science Alert: A Long-Lost Legendary Roman Fruit Tree Has Been Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seeds Scientists have cultivated plants from date palm seeds that languished in ancient ruins and … Read More
Firstly, I have decided to hold a rare DC blognic. However, I determined it would be best for it to be at an undisclosed location and by invitation only. Who knows if there would be some counter blognic held? Meanwhile, … Read More