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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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A series of 5 minute daily podcasts for Advent 2022. Today, Fr. Troadec talks about the night in Bethlehem. We hear form Ven. Pauline Jaricot. Card. Bacci invokes St. Joseph. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2022 – 28 – Vigil … Read More
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A series of 5 minute daily podcasts for Advent 2022. Today, we hear how Sunday’s Roman Station was observed waaaay back in the day, when we took our Faith very seriously. Fulton Sheen interjects about hardships. I tell you a … Read More
A series of 5 minute daily podcasts for Advent 2022. Today, Fr. Parsch gives us an insight into how to “Rejoice!” in the Christian way of rejoicing. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2022: 15 – 3rd Sunday of Advent: Why … Read More
A series of 5 minute daily podcasts for Advent 2022. Today, Prosper Gueranger pours out his heart about the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr. Troadec strives to put some backbone into all of us. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2022: 14 … Read More
A series of 5 minute daily podcasts for Advent 2022. Today, Fr. Parsch explains that morality and doing good is not theologically the essence of Christianity. Br. Columba explains why the Devil tempt the sick to impatience. We hear a … Read More
It seems that Soundcloud was down for some time. A series of 5 minute daily podcasts for Advent 2022. Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and so we focus on the Blessed Virgin Mary with Fr. Troadec and … Read More
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A series of 5 minute daily podcasts for Advent 2022. Today, a slightly different format. From Bl Ildefonso Schuster we hear about St. Nicholas of Myra, or of Bari, the ancient foundational figure for Santa Claus and then morph straight … Read More
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