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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
- ASK FATHER: Holding hands and then raising them up during the Traditional Latin Mass
- Your Sunday Sermon notes – 5th Sunday after Easter (N.O. 6th of Easter) 2021
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- ASK FATHER: I forgot to confess a detail about a mortal sin. Do I have to re-confess everything?
- LIVE VIDEO – 8 May 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – B.V.M. Mediatrix of all graces
- Daily Rome Shot 151
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- 8 May Indulgence: Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii
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- ASK FATHER: Validity of Confirmation when an instrument is used and there is no hand contact
- A missed anniversary: Freedom 7
- Daily Rome Shot 150
- ASK FATHER: Extending hands during the Our Father
- “If you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
- Daily Rome Shot 149
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- 4 May: Feast of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
- Daily Rome Shot 147
- 4 May – St Monica: intercessor for children fallen away from the Faith
- Canons of St. Peter’s forbidden to enter Basilica for the May Rosary
- Daily Rome Shot 146
- 2 May: St. Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor. Shall we ever see his like again?
- How cool, how quotable is St. Catherine of Siena? Have a look.
- CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio – #ZedNet reminder – 2 May ’21
- Your Sunday Sermon notes – 4th Sunday after Easter (N.O. 5th of Easter) 2021
- ASK FATHER: Appurtenant pasta for a Pentecost repast
- Daily Rome Shot 145
- The CDW added SEVEN new invocations to the Litany of St. Joseph
- “To refuse to give Holy Communion to dissident Catholic politicians is not to politicize the Eucharist.”
- Daily Rome Shot 144
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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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It seems that a Twitter user accused Jesuit homosexualist activist Fr James Martin of writing fake supportive letters to himself. The person who wrote that accusation (who later apologized) used a sardonic generic label “RadTrad Twitter™”: “So, it appears we … Read More →
The root of “liberal” is Latin liber, meaning “free”. Hence, “liberals”: “Those with whom you are free to agree.” God help you if you don’t. At the National Sodomitic Reporter (aka Fishwrap), there is an editorial which reeks of the … Read More →
On this day, 9/11, when we should all, with damp eyes, wear our war faces, I am conscious of bullying. There is no question that homosexuals have, in the past and present, been the victims of bullying. That surely is … Read More →
At News and Faith there is a good piece everyone should look at. OPEN SEASON ON PRIESTS? Demands To Disclose Names Of Priests Not Credibly Accused Of Abuse Go Too Far! St. Paul, MN—Catholics priests have rights, too, and the … Read More →
Michael Sean Winters has a piece at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) in which he attacks both Bp. Robert Morlino of Madison (and the undersigned). MSW doesn’t like clerics who are “culture warriors”, you see. The Fishwrappers claim that “culture … Read More →
When people come into church looking to turn the moment of Holy Communion into a protest moment or a demonstration in favor of some cause, especially one that opposes any teachings of the Church, those people must be denied Holy … Read More →
Biretta tip to the pro-life blog of Jill Stanek (who recently linked to me, so I am returning the favor!). As you know, the IRS has been targeting and harassing conservatives. I wouldn’t be surprised if this came from the … Read More →
Archbishop Nienstedt of St. Paul & Minneapolis stands up again! Catholic Church ramps up opposition to Minnesota anti-bullying bill By Beth Hawkins The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has come out strongly against proposed anti-bullying legislation, linking it to … Read More →
VIDEO: Craven, narcissistic, bullying slubberdegullion liberal (redundant, I know) harasses Chick-fil-A employee.
CMR deserves thanks for letting us know about this video. Give him some traffic. This is a great example of what liberals are really like. Talk about hate! Brrrr…. I just had a flashback to my old seminary faculty. Brrrrrrr! … Read More →
In the Sunday edition of Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) there is a good op-ed by Ross Douthat. I recommend his book: Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics. Defining Religious Liberty Down By ROSS DOUTHAT THE … Read More →
Priests and bishops will be targeted by homosexuals activists as victims in harassing court cases. Proponents of unnatural acts will bully – through litigation and threats of litigation and even violence – bully clergy into doing things that are contrary … Read More →
A press release from The Catholic Action League: THREATS AGAINST CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ACUSHNET A Catholic parish in the Diocese of Fall River [Massachusetts] has become the object of threats of violence, and vandalism, because of a sign posted on church … Read More →
From the Daily Mail comes this. I have some sympathy for this fellow. Severed pig’s head dumped on doorstep of crime fighting Italian priest after he condemned Mafia Mobsters have dumped the severed head of a pig on the doorstep … Read More →
I think there may be a political/social war brewing in St. Paul, Minnesota along the lines of what we saw in Madison, Wisconsin over the issue of the state budget and labor unions. In Minnesota, however, the issue will be … Read More →
I have noted an interesting trend. When a parish priest opts for male only service at the altar (i.e., no altar girls) he is attacked in the press. I don’t mean the local shopper insert, either. The priest is now … Read More →
I have wondered from time to time whether or not how many prodigies the likes of Bach have been aborted, creative healers such as Salk or poets such as Eliot have been ended before their birth. Leaving aside the prodigies, … Read More →
My friend Fr. Ray Blake, the parish priest at St. Magdalen in Brighton, England, is taking heat from homosexual activist(s). Check Fr. Blake’s blog here. Here is the pattern. Father teaches Catholic doctrine clearly. No matter how charitable Father is … Read More →
In the increasing hot culture war, the Catholic Church is going to be torched more and more often. Here is an example. A disturbing article appeared in the site NorthJersey.com. East Rutherford Catholic church’s gay music director to quit over … Read More →