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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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Tag Archives: Card. George
Yesterday was the “month mind” for the late Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago. As part of the “month mind” they raised his cardinalatial hat, his galoro, to the ceiling of the Cathedral. Here is a video from WGN: HERE … Read More
There are times when I have listened to Pope Francis or have read what he has said, and I am left scratching my head. I have stated here quite a few times that, sometimes, I have no idea what he … Read More
At Amerika there is an interview with Francis Card. George, the out-going Archbishop of Chicago. Among the various questions put to him, this one, with the answer caught my special attention. My emphases and comments: You were prominent in … Read More
I warmly recommend to the readership a column by Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago. His Eminence knocks this one over the fence. We enter in medias res. You can find the whole thing HERE: […] In recent years, … Read More
Over at Vultus Christi, which I check every day, dom Mark posted a disturbing quote from St. John Chrysostom’s On the priesthood: All men are ready to pass judgment on the priest as if he was not a being clothed … Read More
We are starting to see more often now the heterodox attack orthodox defenses of Catholic doctrine as “turning against the poor”. In the combox here, under a post about Bp. Morlino, someone tried to slither in a snarky implication that … Read More
From Chicago Sun-Times: Cardinal George criticized for plans to attend alleged gay-conversion conference BY FRANCINE KNOWLES Religion Reporter Cardinal Francis George is being called out in a petition drive to drop plans to offer mass at a conference where critics … Read More
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From the Chicago Tribune: Cardinal George: Doctors ‘couldn’t find any evidence of cancer’ By Manya A. Brachear Tribune reporter 7:39 a.m. CST, December 12, 2012 Medical tests have shown that Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George appears to be free of cancer, … Read More
Perhaps in your goodness you would remember Card. George in your prayers, perhaps even offering some penances and mortifications for him. From WGN: WGN News 4:11 p.m. CDT, August 17, 2012 CHICAGO— Cardinal Francis George will undergo treatment for cancer, … Read More
From the Washington Times (the sane paper of the Capitol city): Chick-fil-A still ruffling [Chicago alderman] Proco Joe Moreno’s feathers By Peter V. Bella [retired Chicago Police Officer, freelance journalist and photojournalist, cook, and raconteur. WDTPRS likes retired cops… a … Read More
His Eminence Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago, has published a piece on the archdiocesan website. His Eminence gralloched Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the issue of “Chicago values”. My emphases and comments: Monday, July 30, 2012 Reflections on “Chicago values” … Read More
A reader sent me this. It contains comments made by His Eminence Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago. In 2010, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago outlined the degree to which he believed religious freedoms (in the United States and other … Read More
I read on the site of the Chicago Tribune that upon turning 75 Card. George has submitted his letter of resignation to the Holy Father. He does not expect the letter to be accepted for at least two years. Can. … Read More
From the Chicago Tribune: Cardinal defends comparing gay parade organizers to Ku Klux Klan By Brian Slodysko Tribune reporter 1:03 p.m. CST, December 28, 2011 Setting off a new round in his dispute with gay right activists, Chicago’s Cardinal Francis … Read More
HuffPo‘s spittle-flecked nutty about Card. George of Chicago. His Eminence made an on-camera remark about the homosexual-activist movement possibly morphing into something like the KKK. Cardinal George: Chicago Gay Pride Parade, LGBT Movement Could ‘Morph Into Ku Klux Klan’ Cardinal … Read More
One of Julius Caesar’s principles of warfare was that you do well to leave your enemy an honorable escape route unless you plan to crush or fight to the death. In the Chicago Tribune we find this, with my emphases … Read More
Giving an ultimatum in public to a Cardinal Archbishop when you are a priest of the diocese entrusted to that that Cardinal Archbishop, would, I believe, be considered by most priests to be at the level of daft. One might … Read More