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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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- George Weigel on ‘Traditionis custodes’: “Summorum Pontificum…. hope was being vindicated….”
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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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Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Holy Name of Mary Prayers Added: In time of war After Mass: In time of pandemic Will you please tell others … Read More
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During September we traditionally reflect on Mary, especially in her role as Sorrowful Mother. As Fr. Frederick Faber wrote in At The Foot of the Cross “Mary’s sorrows were not necessary for the redemption of the world, but in the … Read More
22 August – LIVE VIDEO Traditional Latin Mass – 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5): Immaculate Heart of Mary with 1942 Act of Consecration
Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Immaculate Heart of Mary Prayers Added: For dear friends After Mass: Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart (Pius XII – … Read More
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I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Prayers Added: In thanksgiving After Mass: In time of pandemic Will you please tell … Read More
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Prayers Added: For the sick who are close to death After Mass: Litany of Loreto … Read More
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There is a beautiful tradition for 8 May, this day (often right at 1200 noon). I will recite this before my live-streamed Mass today at Noon CDT. Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by … Read More
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