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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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Tag Archives: iPhone app
REVIEW: iPhone “Advent App” from Magnificat
I was sent a code for an iPhone/iPad app for Advent developed by the folks who put out the Magnificat liturgical aid. Click HERE for a link to the app. $0.99 in iTunes. Advent Companion App is a fusion of … Read More
Homosexual activists attack iPhone examination of conscience app for confession
No surprise here. The Guardian in the UK has an article about homosexual apologists attacking the new iPhone app to help people make a good confession. I reviewed the iPhone here with follow up entries: UPDATE REVIEW: iPhone app to … Read More
UPDATE REVIEW: iPhone app to help you make a good confession updated
I have reviewed the new iPhone app tool to help you examine your conscience and then make a good sacramental to a priest (the only way to get absolution, of course). I pointed out that there were flaws in the … Read More
QUAERITUR: Is it a sin not to pray every day?
Regarding the new iPhone app to help make a good confession (which I thoroughly reviewed here) a reader asks: I read a couple bloggers didn’t like that the app includes that it is a sin not to pray everyday. They … Read More
Will newsies NEVER report on the iPhone confession app correctly?
First, there was a whole string of headlines suggesting that the new iPhone app meant to help people make a good confession was actually a substitute for going to confession. My review here. Now that a statement was made by … Read More
FOLLOW UP: REVIEW of iPhone app for help with confession
You have seen, perhaps, my review of the new iPhone app for helping you make a good confession. I made some observations and some others are chiming in as well. Good discussion. The post was mentioned on Reuters and some … Read More
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QUAERITUR: Long distance sacramental absolution of sins? No.
Subsequent to my review of the new iPhone app to help with (not substitute for) sacramental confession and absolution of sins, I have received some questions about absolution over the internet and even some challenges proposing that it is valid. … Read More
Catholic League reacts to bogus claims about iPhone app for confession help
I reviewed the iPhone confession app here. The Catholic League has a not about downright stupid or perhaps even malicious news reports about the new iPhone app designed to help people make a good confession. The app is obvious NOT … Read More
REVIEW: The new iPhone app for confession – useful but flawed
About a million people have written to me about the new “confession” app for the iPhone. Well… not a million, but a lot. I am all for anything that gets people to go to confession. But let’s be clear about … Read More