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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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At Crisis today there is a well-written, well-argued piece by Regis Martin which merits wide attention. Share it. Does the Church No Longer Defend the Deposit of Faith? The writer laments that we are living in strange times: “Times in … Read More
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UPDATE: Card. Burke’s statement can be read at his page: HERE At the National Catholic Register (which is a Catholic paper and not to be confused with the Fishwrap), there is a piece by Ed Pentin about Raymond Leo Card. … Read More
UPDATE: A couple curious things. There is no full signature. There is no protocol number. And, as an email correspondent pointed out, Vatican II’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, 57, §2 reads, “Nevertheless, each priest shall always retain … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Peace and good times, Father Z. [Right now, I’d settle for okay times.] May the blessing and distribution of ashes be done at home in this time of pandemic? Our Archdiocese (in the Philippines) and the … Read More
“Prisoner 5993, you have been denounced as having attempted to communicate with a mythical transcendent being for the sake of petitioning a selfish and criminal outcome.”
At First Things read this carefully: “Prohibiting Prayer in Australia” by Carl R. Trueman The core with my emphases and comments: […] The state of Victoria in Australia … just passed a bill that will considerably intensify the conflict between religious freedom, … Read More
Today is one of those days when there are several good reads on the interwebs. I can recommend two more from Crisis both from today. First, there is an important piece from Aaron Seng, “The Catechism Crisis”. He is the head … Read More
A friend sent this, with the comment, “Here is a link to a Newsreel from 1949 that seems as if it is from another planet.” A world that’s gone? I wonder… what sort of, what magnitude of cataclysm would … Read More
Granted, this hasn’t happened yet, but it is a sign of the times. Think about the implications of even thinking about doing this? Hint: “cancel culture”. What at stake in the choice of a new Archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica? … Read More
There must be something special about the number 230. Libs in Congress successfully blocked changes to Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Acts which says that Big Tech controlled social media cannot be treated like a publisher, which gives … Read More
Let me ask any of you – at least of a certain age. Did you think you would see something in your lifetime like this? This will not end well. https://t.co/2AqroKqhDE — Brit Hume (@brithume) January 9, 2021 We can … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: What are the best ways for the laity to remain in a state of grace should the Holy Mass and the sacraments eventually be outlawed by the upcoming Biden/Harris administration? The simple answer, which isn’t simple … Read More
“If you don’t bother to pause and learn a single thing from your citizens storming your Capitol building, then you’re a fool…”.
I’ve been pretty unhappy with FNC for some time now. However, tonight I tuned in to hear what Tucker Carlson had to say. He made some really good points. I sincerely hope that people will listen to this or read … Read More
This is as evil as anything I’ve seen in a long time. What the hell. pic.twitter.com/wE6sR8x8TV — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 23, 2020 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be … Read More
They will mark people for retribution. They will destroy the balance of power to ensure permanent one party rule. That’s how the Left rolls. “Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.” – … Read More
Here’s the thing about libs. They demand that you deny plain evidence right in front of your eyes. If they say so, up must be down, hot must be cold, in must be out. It’s bizzaro-world. And they know it’s … Read More
Today – the 1st anniversary of when the demon idols of the hideous Pachamama were pitched into the Tiber River [HERE] – we learn that Francis has openly called for civil unions for homosexuals. He did so in an interview … Read More
Pachamama… this is a demon cult from S. America. Pachamama was venerated in an obvious pagan rite in the Vatican Gardens at the opening of the 2019 Synod of Bishops. At the close of the Synod a ritual Pachamama cult … Read More