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“He [Satan] will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.”
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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
- Look at more of “Desiderio desideravi”
- You have seen the logo for the 2025 Jubilee?
- 29 June 1972. Paul VI says, “the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God”
- Francis’ NEW “Desiderio desideravi” an Apostolic Letter “on the liturgical formation of the people of God” – an attempt to explain Traditionis custodes, to calm the storm
- Batten down the hatches!
- ASK FATHER: Are we obliged to avoid businesses which will pay for employees’ abortion?
- ROME 22/06 – Day 28: Guess the meat
- In your goodness, pray for falsely accused priests and canceled priests
- ROME 22/06 – Day 26: Indulgences and indulgences
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 3rd Sunday after Pentecost (N.O. 13th Sunday)
- ROME 22/06 – Day 25: Really day 26, but… hey!
- ROME 22/06 – Day 24: “talkin’ ’bout my g-g-generation”
- It’s as if the stars aligned on 24 June
- ROME 22/06 – Day 23: Resistance is futile
- On this Feast of the Sacred Heart, when SCOTUS overturned Roe, remember that “Abortion Pill” use will be pushed hard by the Left, and that there is a SAFE REVERSAL after the first pill. @HeartbeatIntl
- US SUPREME COURT issued Opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson – ROE and CASEY OVERTURNED
- “Perdonamose!” St. John’s Birthday Feast and Midsummer Snails
- ASK FATHER: Pork butt for the Sacred Heart
- What do we do when we synodize?
- ASK FATHER: Does the humeral veil contradict in the use of Eucharistic ministers?
- ROME 22/06 – Day 22: “Even in another church St. Rita is sad… about… you know.”
- Vatican Synod’s (“walking together”) on spirituality of synodality (“walking togetherality”) is coming: The merciful heart loves… demons.
- ASK FATHER: What if 100 priests wanted to leave a diocese because of the bishop?
- LOOK! UP IN THE SKY!
- 22 June in the Novus Ordo: St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More
- ASK FATHER: Bishop bully: You have the right to kneel, but not to a kneeler.
- ROME 22/06 – Day 21: Different kinds of pawns
- “The point of entry must always be ‘situatedness’.”
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- ROME 22/06 – Day 20: Field of flowers
Let us pray…
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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Tag Archives: Archd. Chicago
In Chicago, the Traditional Mass is being suppressed. No. The people who want the TLM are being suppressed: lots of large young families of committed Catholics, etc. But this… Dear @CardinalBCupich , They are at it again. Please help. pic.twitter.com/reOWZvvUkV — … Read More
Sometimes, when I get a text, I have shivery feeling that it will be more bad news. “What fresh hell is this?”, I quote to myself. “Sheesh, Fr. Z, try to catch up!”, some of you are chuckling. Sometimes, I … Read More
Exceptionally cringeworthy Fr. Jackass and his final “rock on” guitar blessing. (NB: CHICAGO…. CUPICH….) – UPDATE
UPDATE: 22 Feb 2022 It’s a good thing some of those videos were downloaded first. And I imagine that some folks in Chicagoland will drop in from time to time, with their phone cameras, just to enjoy the show. Originally … Read More
For those of you who, fed up, are tempted to give to your local diocese your proverbial 2¢. From my correspondent: I wrote to you a bit ago about sending Cardinal Cupich my two cents. I did and received my … Read More
There was a BIG rally in Chicago today to ask Mary to soften the heart of Card. Cupich, who is actively attacking Catholics who desire traditional sacred worship. Remember: an attack on the RITE is really an attack on the … Read More
6 February ’22: Rosary Rally in Chicago for end to the persecution of Catholics who want the Traditional Latin Mass
Before anything else. Prelates cannot persecute the Mass. They cannot persecute a book. They cannot persecute a Rite. They persecution PEOPLE who want Holy Mass through a book, the Missale Romanum, of the Roman Rite in the Vetus Ordo. They persecution … Read More
A note from a reader… Since you have posted about Cardinal Cupich’s TLM restrictions, I thought you should know that permission for 3 parishes (St. Mary of Perpetual Help, St. John Vianney, and St. Odilo) have all been denied. The … Read More
I received this note: CHICAGO ROSARY RALLY Holy Name Cathedral 11:30 AM SATURDAY JANUARY 15TH Please help get this out to people in the Chicago area. These rallies are building resistance to Cupich’s crackdown. You can bet all the bishops … Read More
There seems to be a spirit of discontent in Chicago these days, evidenced in Catholic news, what with the harsh diktats about the Vetus Ordo and the wild sacrilege at St. Sabina. It’s sad. Such a great city. So many … Read More
Card. Cupich has his own Pachamama Moment. People who want the Traditional Latin Mass must be crushed, but this is apparently okay.
I’ve always been interested in Chinese history and culture, and the regional cuisines – when well prepared – are amongst the best on earth. I got to know the Chinese Catholic community in Rome pretty well and found them to … Read More
UPDATE 27 Dec 2021: There is no way… NO WAY… that this wasn’t all coordinated. At vaticannews.va: Originally Published on: Dec 27, 2021 What could one expect from Cupich? Really? We knew that he would, eventually, issue something the cruelty of … Read More
MUST SHARE! DO YOUR PART! You might remember Cupich’s fawning comments about Traditionis custodes. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 16th The Coalition for Canceled Priests in conjunction with the Lepanto Institute and Regina Magazine has launched Save the Latin Mass in … Read More
UPDATED – VIDEO: Priest announces he and people have been forbidden to say St. Michael Prayer and Hail Mary after Mass.
UPDATE: For fairness…. UPDATE: For commonsense…. I encourage the priests in our diocese to pray the St Michael prayer & a Hail Mary or Marian hymn after Mass. Certainly it should be after the Mass has concluded. These prayers can … Read More
Check out this piece at the National Catholic Register (not to be confused with the National Schismatic Reporter aka Fishwrap). Background: A Chicago – Murder Central USA – police officer was killed in the line. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a non-Catholic … Read More
Terriffic News! Card. Cupich approved the Constitutions of the Canons of St. John Cantius in Chicago
Merry Christmas! This is from the site of the Canons of St. John Cantius in Chicago: Cardinal Cupich Approves Constitutions of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius On December 23rd, the Feast of St. John Cantius, the documents and … Read More
UPDATE: There is MORE. McCarrick’s victim was also abused by Bernardin. He’s on the record in a video interview with Michael Voris. HERE Do NOT watch any of this with children present. And if you are at all hesitant on … Read More
Are in or near Chicagoland? Check this out. On Friday, May 31st, thousands will pray and walk for peace in Chicago with a broken statue of the Virgin Mary. https://t.co/YaVYaMsl6p pic.twitter.com/p5zFPVJ7gY — St John Cantius (@SJCantius) May 13, 2019 Go … Read More
One of the things we have seen over the last few years is that there is a manifest division in the Church and that it is getting bigger. For a long time we’ve seen that parishes within the same diocese … Read More
UPDATE: 27 Sept Part 2: HERE UPDATE: 26 Sept Church Militant has a video interview with Fr. Kalchik. Father is in hiding, concerned for his safety. Some of the content is NOT for kids. Be aware. UPDATE: 23 Sept It … Read More