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- PREVIEW: London Oratory Schola – Sacred Treasures of Christmas
- LIVE VIDEO – 19 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – St Peter Alcantara
- #ASonnetADay – 66. “Tired with all these, for restful death I cry…”
- LIVE VIDEO – Sunday 18 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – 20th Sunday after Pentecost
- #ASonnetADay – 65. “Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea…”
- IRELAND: The longings and the lessons in the Mass Rocks
- VIDEO: “Come Hell Or High Water”
- LIVE VIDEO – SATURDAY 17 October 1200h CDT Traditional Latin Mass – St Margaret Mary Alacoque & Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels
- The 16th of the month, is a very lean day.
- #ASonnetADay – 64. “When I have seen by Time’s fell hand defaced…”
- Hilarious screenshot from HARRIS.. no… BIDEN campaign Health Care ad
- Of Latin, Papa Ganganelli, and the suppression of the Jesuits
- Cocktail suggestion: “Stare Decisis”
- Jesuits PROMOTE “Pachamama Day”. I am not making this up. Vatican “Earth Mother” coin.
- LIVE VIDEO – 15 October 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – St. Teresa of Avila – INTENTION: In reparation for JESUIT BLASPHEMY and SACRILEGE in promoting Pachamama.
- #ASonnetADay – 63. “Against my love shall be as I am now…”
- Making an upgrade to the “Two Trinities Chapel”
- Control the meaning of words and you control thought. A note about #AmyConeyBarrettSCOTUS
- Italian Bishops Conference newspaper, Avvenire, about pro-homosexuality book
- LIVE VIDEO – 14 October 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – St. Callixtus, Pope and Martyr
- #ASonnetADay – 62. “Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye…” GUEST READER
- More emerges about Bugnini as a Freemason
- REVIEW: Beautiful book on the female martyrs of the Roman Canon!
- WDTPRS: Prayers for the Tried and Tempted
- LIVE VIDEO – 13 October 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – St Edward Confessor
- A note about Columbus Day
- #ASonnetADay – 61. “Is it thy will thy image should keep open…”
- REVIEW – Compendium of the Miraculous: An Encyclopedia of Revelation, Marian Apparitions, and Mystical Phenomena
- #ASonnetADay – 60. “Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore…”
- LIVE VIDEO – 11 October 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – 19th Sunday after Pentecost & Rosary
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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: Fr. Tim Finigan
Today is the 13th anniversary of the implementation of Benedict XVI’s monumentally important Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. It went into force today, though it was released on 07/07/07. This document is perhaps the most important gift from the too-short pontificate of Papa … Continue reading
My good friend, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, has posted a wonderful short video talk about the English Martyrs, whose Feast was celebrated yesterday in England. You won’t be disappointed!
UPDATE 3 April 2019: You can “Pound Fr. Finigan” by using this address/link: paypal.me/FatherTF And of course mine is paypal.me/fatherz UPDATE 29 March 2019: Click over to the great Fr. Finigan’s blog. His Hermeneuticalness has at last departed from his … Continue reading
From time to time I comment on the importance of memorization in our life of the Faith. Memorization was demonized by libs. The reason is obvious. Once a person memorizes something, it is his. It sticks in him, sometimes waiting years … Continue reading
My good friend Fr. Finigan, aka His Hermeneuticalness, has a doozy of a post today about admirable Jesuits, on this the feast of their founder, St. Ignatius. HERE He names some great Jesuits, many of whom I know and one of … Continue reading
Fr. de Souza responds to responses about “reconciliation” of newer and traditional Forms of the Roman Rite
UPDATE 26 July: Joseph Shaw of the LMS posted a response to Fr. de Souza’s response to us, who responded… etc. HERE ___ Originally Published on: Jul 25, 2017 @ 11:14 Some discussion about the “mutual enrichment” hoped for and promoted by Benedict … Continue reading
Sometimes I post “good news” posts. We all need good news for a change, right? One piece of good news gets special notice today. My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, PP of Margate, is posting more often again at his exceptional … Continue reading
With delight I report that my good friend, His Hermeueticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan has taken up his electronic pen more regularly than before his heart problems knocked him down… slacker. Here’s a bit of his great offering about St. John Fisher, … Continue reading
This comes by way of intermediaries of the best sort. First, my friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, tweeted. He tweeted about a meeting of the wonderful Confraternity of Catholic Clergy in the UK, which had a meeting. That Confraternity had a … Continue reading
His Hermeneuticalness, my good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, has reposted his good Examen pamphlets. Perpend: Confession leaflets back online People quite often ask me for the confession leaflets that I published on the website of my previous parish. Fr Zuhlsdorf … Continue reading
It is great to see that His Hermeneuticalness is posting a bit more these days after the great health scare. Fr. Finigan visited the oldest church in the English speaking world. Very cool. The Church used by Queen Bertha and … Continue reading
I am often asked for a good Examination of Conscience resource, or Examen. Some time ago my good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, had posted on the website of his former parish 3 good PDFS for a small trifold … Continue reading
Here is your HHH UPDATE for Day 10 of… HEART WATCH! Fr. Finigan is in the hospital after a “Minor Cardiac Episode.” So, far, he has been freed from THE MINDRAY, and has dealt with THE PROTOCAL. I think he might now be struggling with … Continue reading
Here is your HHH UPDATE for Day 5 of… HEART WATCH! Fr. Finigan is in the hospital after a “Minor Cardiac Episode.” I had a note from Father, liberated from THE MINDRAY, saying that he is now dealing with something else… … Continue reading
The traditional Roman Ritual has wonderful blessings for all sorts of things we use in our daily life, things and places not designated specifically for sacred purposes. For example, you can get your grapes blessed, along with your airplanes, mountain climbing … Continue reading
It has been a while since I offered a “Sunday Supper” post. I am committed to urging you all to think about good, slow, and sometimes important meals, with people, on Sundays. Alas, though I cast out a few lines … Continue reading
From the newly retooled Catholic Herald, the best Catholic weekly in the UK comes this abut my friend Fr. Tim Finigan, who was in the autumn transferred from his parish in Blackfen to far-flung Margate, where Turner painted and where … Continue reading
As I write, the news of the resignation of Bp. Kieran Conry, 63, of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton in England is hitting social media. I had an embargoed signal about it, but it is out now. In … Continue reading