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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: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM
Raymond Arroyo interviewed Archbp. Georg Gänswein on his recent show. (BTW… that ä means his name is pronounced like “gens-vine” not “gans-wine”). Please. At a certain point, Raymond asked Gänswein about what Benedict XVI thought about his own motu proprio Summorum … Read More
From The Federalist: St. Louis Archdiocese Closes Thriving Traditional Latin Mass Parish […] As a result of all those meetings and focus groups, St. Barnabas, a growing Traditional Latin Mass parish with children consisting of 35 percent of the congregation, … Read More
My heart goes out to people who are constrained either to attend Sunday Masses at parishes where weird stuff goes on or have to drive great distances. My heart is broken for people whose shepherds deny them their Christian dignity by … Read More
Today, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, is also the anniversary of the 2007 Summorum Pontificum going into effect. This Motu Proprio – the Emancipation Proclamation for the faithful who desire the Vetus Ordo – was a keystone … Read More
Remember, that the attacks on the Traditional Latin Mass are really attacks on the PEOPLE who desire it. I received this from a reader… How might one respond to this letter? How about something like this. Dear Father Quang, Thank … Read More
The persecution of traditional Catholic faithful continues: TLM forbidden at St. John Vianney’s shrine in France
Remember: It’s not just the rites that they fear, because they make them uncomfortable, it’s the people who desire those rites whom they really distain. It’s the people. The TLM is effectively banned at the Shrine of Ars. How is … Read More
It occurs to me that we missed celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the stupidly unnecessary, falsely grounded and wickedly cruel attack on the people who desire the Traditional Latin Mass via the document Taurina cacata… er… um… Traditionis custodes. In … Read More
Sincerely, I think all this madness will pass one way or another. Today is the anniversary of the release of Summorum Pontificum, the saintly Pope Benedict XVI’s “emancipation proclamation” for those who desired what they ought to have had all along: freedom … Read More
20 Feb 2023 Rescript ex audientia – The Dictastery for Worship tattled and got some tape and glue to patch up their paddle
And people ask me why I post a lot about chess these days. The Congregation Dicastery for Worship has become a parody of itself. So much for the ‘Social Justice’ Principle of Subsidiarity! Translated: The Holy Father, in the Audience … Read More
There’s this. More from the reign of terror…. GRAVE NEWS Peter Kwasniewski has posted the following letter from a bishop to a TLM priest explaining the new restrictions from Roche (1 of 2) pic.twitter.com/9DuEWEXlFk — Nick Donnelly (@ProtecttheFaith) February 6, … Read More
I am from the Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, where, back in the day, the “consecrated blizzard of the North”, Archbp. John Ireland (nomen omen) drove thousands of Ruthenian Catholics into schism by his narrow prejudices and tyrannical attitude. … Read More
I was privileged to have known him well before his election. His loss is a personal loss. Apart from his contributions as a priest, prefect and theologian, two of his accomplishments as Pope stand out for me. Summorum Pontificum – … Read More
A couple weeks back Hell’s Bible (aka NYT) published an airy yet vicious attack piece about Catholics who attended the Traditional Latin Mass. Apparently, if you go to the Vetus Ordo, you might be a white right-wing extremist of some … Read More
This deserves wider attention. It underscores the attitude of cruelty unleashed in the tragically ill-conceived, ineptly named Traditionis custodes. In that unfortunate Archdiocese of Chicago, this … at the cathedral. From 1 Peter 5: Chicago Rosary Rally Assaulted Since February … Read More
In honor of Traditionis custodes… not. “Lord, we ask on this dark day – Make this nuisance go away. Amen.”
And there’s this… ACTION ITEM! Be a “Custos Traditionis”! Join an association of prayer for the reversal of “Traditionis custodes”. HERE
From a priestly reader… QUAERITUR: I cannot find when to use the Biretta at the Homily, should it be worn, if so, then does one wear at for the Epistle & Gospel readings in the vernacular/English? Thank you for your … Read More
I firmly believe that their overreach will overtake them. Hitherto, Bp. Rey of Fréjus-Toulon in France has been open to accepting traditionally-minded seminarians and religious. Vocations in that diocese were up, unlike the rest of France. Hence, Rome is now … Read More
As you may remember “Rome”, in their micromangerial zeal for the faithful being mauled by their pastoral care, forbade that Mass times for TLMs be put in parish bulletins. Some priests started calling their TLM the “Youth Mass”, for obvious … Read More
17 Sept 2022 – Washington DC – Pilgrimage for the Restoration of the Traditional Latin Mass for all Catholics
In Washington DC, on Saturday, 17 September 2022, the faithful will mark the 15th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, the motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI, which went into effect on 14 September 2007, liberating the Traditional Latin Mass for all … Read More