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“Until the Lord be pleased to settle, through the instrumentality of the princes of the Church and the lawful ministers of His justice, the trouble aroused by the pride of a few and the ignorance of some others, let us with the help of God endeavor with calm and humble patience to render love for hatred, to avoid disputes with the silly, to keep to the truth and not fight with the weapons of falsehood, and to beg of God at all times that in all our thoughts and desires, in all our words and actions, He may hold the first place who calls Himself the origin of all things.”
- Prosper of Aquitaine (+c.455), De gratia Dei et libero arbitrio contra Collatorem 22.61
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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
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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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UPDATE: I was sent this Tweet of Matteo Matzuzzi of Il Foglio: Diversamente da quanto si legge in giro, Caffarra @ilfoglio_it non risponde a Müller (questione cronologica) https://t.co/cSnq1DwrFk — Matteo Matzuzzi (@matteomatzuzzi) January 14, 2017 [Decoded: “Differently from what is … Read More
In this epoch of mercy, encounter and accompaniment, it seems that the categories of law, doctrine and conscience are becoming less and less meaningful. Certain churchmen today are opining about, for example, conscience and the reception of Holy Communion. … Read More
Sam Gregg of Acton Institute has a great piece today at Crisis about the topic of “conscience”. My emphases. An Archbishop and the Catholic Conscience Conscience is one of those subjects about which numerous Catholics today are, alas, sadly misinformed. Despite … Read More
The mighty Francis Card. Arinze gave a video interview to LifeSite. He reminds everyone of what real primacy of conscience is in the Church’s teaching. He clarifies that we have the responsibility to have a properly formed conscience. We cannot simply claim … Read More
At CWR, Sam Gregg has a good piece of analysis. Samples… It was inevitable. Any discussion about marriage and the family during a synod of Catholic bishops was always going to involve questions of morality. Just as the furor around Humanae … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was reading an article on the SSPX website on Religious Liberty last night. In it, they quoted Dignitatis Humanæ of the Second Vatican Council. Interestingly, the part the SSPX would particularly object to is missing on the … Read More
My email is filled with notes from people who need to be talked off the ledge. The reason – this time – is Pope Francis’ interview with Eugenio Scalfari, the atheist editor of the vile Italian daily La Repubblica. BTW… … Read More
Have you seen the Virtual Vigil for Religious Liberty? You can virtually attend a rally. BUT… BUT… you have to PRAY too, right? Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty O God our Creator, through the power and working of your … Read More
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Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! In 1991 Joseph Card. Ratzinger gave a talk to American Bishops called “Conscience and Truth”. This talk is useful today, especially in the context of two major controversies that are going on as I … Read More
From the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the Diocese of Tyler, comes this sermon from Fr. Anthony McLaughlin. He nails it. He sets up the context, lays out many examples of how the Obama Administration has been undermining freedom, … Read More
Our objections to Pres. Obama’s attacks… are not about politics or political parties are not about being Catholic are not about contraception. No, on the contrary, they … are about conscience are about religious liberty are about our rights from … Read More
When I saw this video my first thought was, “What is this? Tolkien?” Perhaps it is. The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings present a seemingly hopeless struggle against evil. The protagonists were constantly challenged to overcome their limitations, … Read More
The Cardinal Newman Society has this about Georgetown University’s invitation of HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, supporter of Tiller the late-term abortionist, the President’s pointman in the attack on the Church’s and on freedom of religion, the architect of forcing Catholic … Read More
In light of the current circumstances we face as Catholics, as people of all faiths, and as American citizens, this is excerpted from the Good Friday intercession prayers in the Ordinary Form: IX. For those in public office Let us … Read More
Mr. President, you owe me and millions of American Catholics an apology. You apologized to Islamic extremists and other Muslims abroad and in the United States for something done against the Islamic faith by mistake. What you are doing to … Read More
His Excellency Alex Sample, Bishop of Marquette, has made a powerful statement in the face of the Obama Administration’s open attack on the Catholic Church, the 1st Amendment, and the religious freedom of all Americans. My friend Fr. john Boyle … Read More