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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: Chicago
The opportunity to see a great exhibit of El Greco and the slight chance of salving my bruised soul for not being in Rome – I was supposed to arrive there today, as I did one year ago – brings … Read More
Here is an interesting bit of video from 1934 in Chicago, dealing with Church stuff. Toward the end, you see a procession into church and you hear some of the liturgical music. In other words you get a sense of … Read More
I’m sure that with this first shot, many of you will be able to tell where this is. If that elevated hint wasn’t enough. And then there’s this. It was pretty cold out there, I can affirm. But the 2nd … Read More
Our friends at St. John Cantius in Chicago had a wonderful opening to their observances of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. Among the other festivities, they had a procession. Here are a couple of … Read More
My friends at St. John Cantius sent this: This Saturday, May 13th, in the streets of Chicago, thousands will peacefully walk one mile praying for an end to violence—following Mary’s request to pray for peace, forgiveness, and conversion. Beginning at … Read More
Some of the worst analysis from a TV broadcast and journalist that I have ever heard about the Church. HERE Count the problems. Remember… this is about the coverage. Moderation queue is ON.
How about those Cubs? They beat the Cardinals to advance another step toward the World Series. That said, today is the anniversary of the infamous Bartman incident, when a fan interfered with an out, thus extended the enemy’s inning and … Read More
This morning took me to the Chicago Art Institute. I was especially keep to see some Impressionists, but I started in chronological order in European paintings. This is interesting. Here is something by Matteo di Giovanni (+1495), part of a … Read More
Where I am, near the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue, there is no good Chinese food. It is a hardship. So, when I get to Chicago, I really enjoy finding some good Chinese fare at what must be one of … Read More
I’m on a road trip. Hmmmm… usually these vans are following me. Right now I am in Chicago, at St. John Cantius. Yesterday and today I gave some conferences on sacred liturgy. We have had two, count ’em two, Solemn Masses … Read More
Pilgrimages are little lives. We encounter people, who have their own issues and goals. We find out things about ourselves. We have our faces set towards the goal. There are hardships. I saw this at nwi.com: Polish Catholic pilgrims march … Read More
How to commit identity suicide, pew by pew. I saw in the Christian Post: Removing Church Pews for Muslim Prayer Mats in the Name of Religious Tolerance My alma mater, The University of Chicago, was recently in the news for … Read More
I saw this astonishing and yet not at all surprising piece by Rich Lowry. But will anything useful be done about this? Who wants to bet? Chicago suffering social meltdown For most of the country, July Fourth weekend means hot … Read More
I had a way too brief visit to Chicago’s Institute of Art. I hadn’t been for a while and I was eager to refamiliarize myself with the collection. During the visit, I spied this, which I am sure will interest … Read More
Meanwhile… What Does The Prayer REALLY Say? Even while the looniness is subsiding, some pretty strange things are still going on out there. Here is something just plain … strange… from the Augustinians, posted by the Chicago province. HERE I … Read More
I have been reading another dystopian novels by James Wesley Rawles, Founders. (The first in the series is Patriots, the next is Survivors.) I was pretty surprised to read this paragraph, about a couple who wind up being part of … 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
I recently received a couple instructional DVDs produced by the canons at St. John Cantius in Chicago and I have had a chance to look at “Sacred Rites and Ceremonies of the Roman Rite, featuring the use of the 1962 … 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