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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.
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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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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: LENTCAzT
Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. Station: St. Mary Major Today: Fr. Patrick Troadec talks about Christ’s victory and ours. Bl. Idelfonso Schuster reconnects us with our forebears. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · PASCHALCAzT 2022 – … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. STATION: St. John Lateran Fulton Sheen talks about the Agony of the Garden. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · LENTCAzT 2022 – 44: Maundy Thursday – "Agony"
Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. COLLECT: St. Peter in Chains (but earlier at the Lateran) STATION: St. Mary Major TODAY: Fr. Troadec coaches us up about how to bear our sufferings. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. COLLECT: Sta Maria in Portico STATION: Sta Prisca TODAY: We hear about the original Gospel for this day before the Passion according to Mark was read. It concerns Mark … Read More
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Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. COLLECT: Ss. John and Paul STATION: Santo Stefano Rotondo Today Fr. Troadec unfolds the mystery of Mary’s offering of her Son. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · LENTCAzT 2022 – 38: … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. COLLECT: Santa Maria in Via Lata STATION: Sant’Apollinare Fulton Sheen explains love and forgiveness. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · LENTCAzT 2022 – 37: Thursday Passiontide (5th Week) – "Much was … Read More
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Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. STATION: Santa Maria in Via Lata Today Fr. Troadec talks about perseverance under pressure. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · LENTCAzT 2022 – 35: Tuesday of Passiontide (5th Week of Lent … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. COLLECT: San Giorgio STATION: San Crisogono Bl. Idelfonso Schuster points out something necessary. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · LENTCAzT 2022 – 34: Monday in Passiontide – “God has not created … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. STATION: St. Peter’s Basilica Today: Fr. Z muses. Fr. Patrick Troadec brings us into Passiontide. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · LENTCAzT 2022 – 33: 1st Passion Sunday (5th of Lent) … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. COLLECT: Sant’Angelo in piscibus” STATION: San Nicola in carcere Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · LENTCAzT 2022 – 32: Saturday 4th Week of Lent – Prayer of the heart
Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. COLLECT CHURCH: San Vito “ad Macellam Liviae” STATION CHURCH: Sant’Eusebio TODAY: You find out who was a titular cardinal at San Vito, something I’m sure you’ve been wondering about. … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. COLLECT: San Quirico e Giulitta STATION: Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti TODAY: We visit the place where there was the first public refutation of Arianism. Also, Card. Schuster … Read More
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