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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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With the beginning of Lent, some people might reduce their use of the internet. For those who continue, however, and who engage in any sort of social media or interactions, may I recommend prayer? Here’s one that has become pretty … Read More
Great news! One of you kind readers sent me a recording of The Internet Prayer in Catalan! I have updated the page that has all the translations of the prayer. I very much appreciate receiving recordings by (usually) native speakers. … Read More
This is from a reader… great story about the Internet Prayer (always linked on the top menu)! I am a vice principal and theology teacher at a Catholic K-12 school in Texas. Last week I printed your post about St. … Read More
UPDATE: I am delighted to report that my correspondent sent an audio recording of the Internet Prayer in his native tongue Mayalalam, which is spoken in Kerala state in India. ORIGINALLY Published on: Dec 21, 2017 There are a few … Read More
One of you kind readers has helped me start the New Year on an upbeat. Here is a translation of the now widespread Internet Prayer in ARABIC LISTEN صلاة قبل الولوج الى الأنترنت . ايها الأله العظيم، الكلي القدرة،الأبدي،الذي خلقتنا … Read More
A small pebble can start a rock slide. I received yet another language version of the well-know, widespread Internet Prayer. Not Klingon, but almost as different. TURKISH LISTEN İnternet Duası Bizi kendi benzerliğinde yaratan; özellikle de tek Oğlun, Rabbimiz İsa … Read More
UPDATE: Okay… this is quite the day. Since my original posting I have received BAVARIAN (in the comments, below) and by email HILIGAYNON, a Philippine language spoken in much of the island of Panay and the western half of the … Read More
I’t a banner day when I get a new language! New readers here may not know that The Internet Prayer, which I wrote in Latin a zillion years ago now, has been put into many languages. I have gathered all … Read More
I always get excited when a new language version of the Internet Prayer I wrote some years ago arrives in my email. This time, however, it wasn’t a new language translation I received. It was a criticism and revision of … Read More
Do you pray before using the Internet? It might be a good idea. Aside from the dangers for custody of the eyes and from reading horrible soul-annihilating things at Fishwrap (et alibi), there are matters of time expenditure and prideful personal exchanges, … Read More
A long time ago, I wrote a prayer for people to use before they got online and used the internet. Originally composed in Latin, it has been translated into many languages (sometimes more than once). My page with all the … Read More
Just when I was on a high from getting the Japanese version of the famed “Internet Prayer” – Qapla’! – my spies came through with an audio recording in KLINGON! Maybe they finally got that old sub-space communication array fixed. … Read More
The other day I reported that I finally had an Tagalog audio recording of the now well-known “Internet Prayer”. HERE At that time I said that I was still waiting for a Japanese version. One of you came through! Thanks! … Read More
I am delighted to report that a reader sent me a recording of the now well-known “Internet Prayer” in Tagalog. It makes my day when I get recordings of native speakers reading this prayer. It really makes my day when … Read More
I was happy to receive a note from a reader in Denmark that the new legendary Internet Prayer has been adopted into a prayerbook of the Catholic Diocese of Copenhagen, published last year. The version is a little different from … Read More
My page with all the translations is HERE. You can always find it by going to the list of Pages at the bottom of this blog. I often forget to pray before using the internet. I often fail in charity … Read More
Since I originally posted this I have also been able to add MORSE CODE and KLINGON I also updated the audio player so that it actually works. Some of the prayers have a sound recording. I am hoping for many … Read More
A long time ago now, I wrote a prayer for people to use before they got online and used the internet. Originally in Latin, it has been translated into many languages (sometimes more than once). My page with all the … Read More