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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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Netflix created a hideous video called “Cuties”, which is nothing but child exploitation and worse, sexual abuse of children and an offence to any person they peddle it to. IMDB’s parental warning on the new Netflix movie ‘Cuties’ literally states … Read More
Friends, what is at stake in our nation? For decades the education system, combined with many fatherless homes and also broad material ease has produced a herd of deeply indoctrinated, deeply self-centered young people with no sense of “other”, much … Read More
Jackass priests who screw around with the forms (essential words) of sacraments. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
How many times over the years have I written on this blog about priests who fool around with the forms of sacrament, the necessary words to be pronounced? How many? A lot. Very few things disturb people more than not being … Read More
@BishopBarron held a secret, “invite-only” meeting about the rise of “trads”. Wherein Fr. Z opines and invites (again)
As reported by Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter), it seems that Bp. Robert Barron highly-visible, media-prelate, Auxiliary of Los Angeles, … hosted an invite-only meeting of Catholic media professionals last week to discuss “disturbing trends in the online Catholic world,” including the … Read More
US Bishops call for prayers with Greeks about Hagia Sophia. Fr. Z suggests a different approach. UPDATED
UPDATE 23 July 2020: Originally posted 22 July 2020 The Turkish government has transformed Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest CHURCHES in what was once upon a long-lost time known as Christendom, into mosque. The Greek Orthodox Church is not … Read More
I’ve been glowering over this “defund the police” B as in B, S as in S. It’s patent leftist agitprop aimed to tear apart the fabric of society. The chaos that will ensue will be the pretext for the next … Read More
There have been quite a few ordinations in the last month or so. I am always glad to see the pictures or good video. However, year in and year out, I note with a measure of concern among the newly … Read More
At Crisis, there is a piece about the crisis in the Catholic priesthood. No, this was not penned by a bishop. Nor by a priest. Nor even by a seminarian. Constance T. Hull wrote it, wife, mother, homeschooler who has … Read More
It is at least ill-advised to attempt the same thing again and again and again with unvarying poor results, and yet keep on the poorly chosen course. Yet another discouraging example of episcopal over-reach, in the interest in trying to … Read More
A while ago I ranted about wanting the “salt” back in the Holy Water. Of course I bless Holy Water every Sunday, and I use exorcised and blessed salt. What I mean by “salt” in this context, are the other … Read More
This. Where I am, after the county said that churches could open up to 25% capacity, like many businesses such as gyms and movie theaters, they then reversed their rule and will now force churches to have only 50 people, … Read More
In the wake of stories of bishops banning, or attempting to ban, Communion on the tongue for as long as Coronvirus threatens… how long with that be?… I wrote a few blog posts on the matter. Today, I’ve looked around to … Read More
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday, either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. For my part…
In another post, I commented on some good points made by Joseph Shaw in a piece at HPR. I want to return to Shaw’s piece for some final points. Picking up toward the end… […] It certainly would not have … Read More
Here is a dictate from the Bishop of Little Rock, Most Rev. Anthony B. Taylor, dated 7 May 2020 to his flock about reception of Communion on the tongue during this COVID-1984 time. We’ve seen Bp. Taylor before, in 2016, … Read More
I saw a video recently of a young canonist whom I am pretty sure is a good and solid guy, well-versed. He makes an argument that, yes, a bishop can on his own authority, because of urgent need, override the … Read More
Almighty and eternal God, who shaped us from the mud of the earth and breathed into us beautiful life and eternal souls made to give You glory, look graciously now upon Your poor creatures who have fallen into sin. We … Read More
UPDATE Concerning something I ranted about below, I read this at CNA: Updated: Springfield, Mass. diocese rescinds policy permitting nurses to anoint Thanks be to God. One hour after the publication of the story below, the Diocese of Springfield informed … Read More
You would be surprised at how long and complex the rite is for the consecration of a bell. They are “baptized”, as it were, by a bishop. They are washed with holy water, anointed with the Oil of the Sick … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: We can’t know what’s going to happen with the pandemic. But what do you think will happen socially? In the Church? It see it as a strong incentive to correct our badly compromised supply chains and … Read More