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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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Daily 5 minute podcast to help you in your Lenten discipline. Roman Station: Ss. Marcelino e Pietro Collect: San Clemente TODAY: Some notes helpful for confession Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · LENTCAzT 2023 – 18: Saturday 2nd Week – Confession notes
Daily 5 minute podcast to help you in your Lenten discipline. Roman Station: San Vitale Collect: Sant Agata dei Gotti TODAY: We hear about envy. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · LENTCAzT 2023 – 17: Friday 2nd Week of Lent
Daily 5 minute podcast to help you in your Lenten discipline. Roman Station: Santa Maria in Trastevere Collect: San Crisogono TODAY: Pius Parsch helps us see the linked between the figures of penitents in the first part of Lent and … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to help you in your Lenten discipline. Roman Station: Santa Cecilia in Trastevere – Collect: San Giorgio TODAY: We go across the river to this storied Station and then hear more from Thomas a Kempis about … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to help you in your Lenten discipline. Roman Station: Santi Dodici Apostoli – Collect: San Marco TODAY: We hear of the amazing church which is the Station. Thomas a Kempis sobers us up. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to help you in your Lenten discipline. Collect Church is San Pietro in Vincoli and the Roman Station is Santa Maria Maggiore. It is Ember Wednesday in Lent, so we hear briefly about Ember Days. Then … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to help you in your Lenten discipline. Roman Station: St. Peter in Chains (Collect Sts. Cosmas and Damian) We begin some reflections on the one thing that is certain but that we cannot predict. Fr. John … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 71. “No longer mourn for me when I am dead…” (with bell… not cowbell) pic.twitter.com/SLmEYxmSNX — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 24, 2020
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is death truly definitive in terms of divine judgement? There is a priest who spoke on the Patrick Coffin show (Fr. Chris Alar) that says that after we die we are given a chance to choose … Read More
I’ve been working my way through the very long Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et exsultate (GEE). It’s a whopping 20K words. There is a very good section near the end. From GEE 159 and following, the Pope speaks in clear terms about the Devil, “the … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: When my father died, about 11 years ago, the priest who offered his funeral Mass ended it by chanting what he called “the Ultima”. The priest who did it is a very good friend of mine, … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it true that we will all die? If Jesus comes at this very moment many people will be alive. Do we die before going to hell or Heaven? First, we don’t know exactly what is … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Forgive the morbid nature of my query, but with the nature of the world today (and the mindset of an undertaker) a question has been on my mind. If one were to know death was imminent, … Read More
In the last few hours some of you have sent similar questions. QUAERITUR: How long after death can the Sacrament of Anointing be administered? Sometimes we say “Last Rites”, though technically Last Rites includes Penance, Anointing and Viaticum (Eucharist), and hopefully … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have been unsettled by remarks of a Dr Martin Scurr (Daily Mail 27 Jan 2015) who some years ago served the Jesuits at their HQ in Mayfair and religious attached to Westminster Cathedral. “I always … Read More
It has been sometime since I posted anything from Savage Chickens. (I wonder where the Masked Chicken” got himself off to, anyway. You don’t suppose The Colonel finally caught up to him, do you?) New Hell! How jolly. While we, … Read More
The black boxes from Malaysian Airlines 17 might indicate that the pilots attempted a vain evasion. I doubt it. I suspect that exploding death was sudden. Who knows who may have survived the initial blast and remained conscious for some … Read More
In your charity, please pray for the victims in Boston and for their loved ones. As some prepare for wakes, this is a wake up call for a country and for families and individuals. One of the most important petitions … Read More
Who can fathom the graces God offers as death draws near to us? Some people are given the great gift of courage not to wait too long to become a Catholic, sometimes after a long time thinking about it. John … Read More