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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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Francis signed document saying that God willed the “pluralism and diversity of religions”. What’s up with that?
UPDATE 6 Feb 2019 Fr. Hunwicke posted a comment at his splendid blog. HERE Fr Zed has given a characteristically fine and intelligent interpretation of PF’s words. As have some others. Having perused them, I am also rather interested in … Read More →
From Fabiosa: Have you ever thought that the science fiction film gadgets would be accessible in real life? And we aren’t talking about computers and mobile phones. Where some people are pleased and delighted about the advent of new technologies, … Read More →
Francis to clergy, seminarians, religion in Palermo: “Clericalism… one of the most difficult perversions”
Francis made a pastoral visit to Palermo. One of the events celebrated is the 25th anniversary of the death of Fr. Pino Puglisi, a venerated local figure. He challenged the Mafia. They killed him. BTW… the infamous Stonewall Inn in … Read More →
After the years and years of Agony in Albany, things are looking up. There is a great bishop there now and, I hear, many improvements. However, just as Rome was not built in a day, nor destroyed in a day, … Read More →
The Devil always tells us openly what he is up to. Italians are really good at this sort of pithy wisdom. Like… Il diavolo non può nascondere la coda. The Devil can’t hide his tail. I wonder how obtuse … Read More →
TIMING is everything. Right now the US Association of Consecrated Virgins is in their annual meeting. THAT’s when this happens? Some time ago, Holy Church decided to revive a state in life, a vocation, that was once identified and lived … Read More →
This is one of the worst examples I’ve seen of selective reporting, in order to change the narrative (aka “fake news”), since the head of Vatican communications chopped up Benedict XVI’s letter about the series of booklets he received. Long-time … Read More →
You all know about the “Gay-la” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Each year, the Met has some big “fashion” exhibit. This year, some folks in the Church were either duped or were consciously complicit in producing a … Read More →
I’ve been working my way through the very long Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et exsultate. It’s a whopping 20K words. A point that people have been asking me about, and which libs will surely throw in the teeth of anyone who wants a … Read More →
Last week I attended an event at Jesuit-run Fordham University (hereafter F.U.), billed as a debate between Ross Douthat of the NYT (aka Hell’s Bible) and uber-lib Massimo “Beans” Faggioli of Augustinian-run Villanova (a committed “New catholic Red Guard”), about … Read More →
UPDATE: What sort of person is this Ploumen, to whom the papal honor was given? Ed Pentin has more extensive information. HERE Ploumen’s work in support of abortion has been monstrous: In protest at President Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico … Read More →
Yesterday I posted about bad art, which is also in some cases blasphemous. HERE Today I post again about bad art. I don’t really care that much this time, since it concerns the official presidential portrait of the 44th POTUS, … Read More →
As a follow up to the nearby post about Latin, and to what Fr. Hunwicke wrote about the oath that bishops have to take – in Latin – when they receive a mandate from the Holy See, here is that … Read More →
Do you remember that, no too long ago, some wags in Rome clandestinely slapped up some posters “manifesti” on the walls of Rome addressing themselves – in the Roman way – to Pope Francis? The posters were hurriedly removed. … Read More →
On this 500th anniversary of the legendary nailing up of theses by Martin Luther, that spark the revolt that tore Christendom apart, and on this anniversary of the signing of the Joint Today we will hear Avery Card. Dulles 1999 … Read More →
Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) has a post about a conference about Amoris Laetitia held at Jesuit-run Boston College. The report has an aggressively tendentious title: Conference weighs how ‘Amoris Laetitia’ rejects ‘infantilization of laity’ Infantalization? First, consider some of the speakers: … Read More →
There was an article in, of all places, Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) about the influence of the traditional Roman Rite in Africa. This article prompted a spittle-flecked nutty from the usual suspects, such as Beans and Ruff. … Read More →
In the English speaking world, in the wake of the withdrawal of speaking gig invitations to Jesuit Father James Martin, Jesuits and their allies have coagulated. They now pour it on, to create a critical mass of hatred against those Catholics who stick up for … Read More →
I’ve been made aware that Theological College in Washington DC, for their “Alumni Days” coming up in October, is scheduled to have homosexualist activist Jesuit Fr. James Martin as their speaker. HERE Theological College is the National Seminary of Catholic … Read More →
UPDATE: At CRUX, Ivereigh issued an apology… sort of. HERE ___ Originally Published on: Aug 10, 2017 A couple weeks ago (HERE) the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left, Michael Sean Winters of the Fishwrap sniggered with fellow lib Massimo “Beans” Faggioli about converts. … Read More →