Tag Archives: Latin

More bad Latin from the new-fangled DDW (olim CDW)

At Fr. Hunwicke’s, there is an exposition of the Latin version of a new prayer for the Good Friday. Apparently now every passing cause has to be in the Good Friday prayers. This time it is, wait for it… victims … Read More

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Thoughts on Francis’ claim that non-vernacular readings are “laughing at the Word of God”

Fr. John Hunwicke’s blog is a constant source of fascinating details, amusing invective, and inverting insight. Those first two may be obvious, but what do I mean by “inverting insight”? I mean that Fr. H has a keen ability to … Read More

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Be proactive! Learning opportunities: Augustine’s Confessions and Latin

One thing that COVID-1984 Theatre has done is accelerated the refinement of distance viewing and learning, for example of Masses/Hours (e.g., Saint-N-du-Chard., et al. including a rather cleric) and courses (e.g. Robert Royal’s Augustine’s Confessions – JUST STARTING – HURRY!). … Read More

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WDTPRS: The Traditional Latin Mass and the NON-Traditional Latin Mass (Novus Ordo) are NOT the same simply because they are both in Latin. Wherein Fr. Z explains also the motives of those who attack the TLM.

The hatred shown for traditional sacred liturgical worship of the Roman Church, and the excuses claimed for its marginalization and extirpation are rooted in more than “Spirit of Vatican II” ideology and it’s companion specter, the papalatrous “Spirit of Vatican … Read More

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Latin moments with St. Margaret Mary and St. Hedwig

Some people say there aren’t any important differences between the Vetus Ordo and the Novus Ordo, that they are pretty much the same.  Usually they fail to take into consideration the content of the orations.   Of course the differences in … Read More

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Priest suspended, sent for psychological treatment for celebrating the Novus Ordo in Latin

Today I posted elsewhere something I wrote about before: Moral Injury. I originally wrote about Moral Injury because I had also, previously, written about how bishops use “psychological evaluation” – the Psych Strike Gambit – against priests to remove them … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Do priests who celebrate only in the vernacular really know what they are saying?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I recently discovered the SCDF declaration Instauratio liturgica (Jan. 25, 1974), which says that the meaning of a translated sacramental formula is that of the original Latin, understood according to the mind of the Church. Especially … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Did John Paul II really say that not to know Latin is “disgraceful”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, on the sidebar of your blog you have a quote from St. John Paul II about it being a disgrace not to know Latin.  First, where does that come from?  Did he really say that?  … Read More

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ASK FATHER: “Can a priest say the Latin Mass if he doesn’t know Latin formally?”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a priest say Latin mass if he doesn’t know Latin formally? Message: For instance, could a Novus Ordo priest be convinced to do a Low Mass even though he is not fluent in Latin? By … Read More

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Post-Brexit, Europe needs a new official language. If only there were one that stood for historic European unity….

A priest friend sent this.  From TRTWorld.com with some emphases and comments. French call to replace English with Latin as Europe’s official language Met with scorn for now, the sentiment against English language is moving from the fringes to mainstream politics. An anti-English movement is … Read More

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ASK FATHER: “If a priest blesses something without following the ritual, is it really blessed? (BAD NEWS!)

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Well, basically that: if a priest were to bless something without following the ritual, assuming he has the intention to bless it, says “I/God bless you”, it’s done in the Holy Name of the Trinity, etc: … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Ludi Domestici

The late Fr. Reginald Foster died recently.  He was not able to see while on earth the second volume of his presentation of the Latin language.  Rest in peace. I had a note today that Volume II is soon to … Read More

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ASK FATHER: How to suggest more Latin and Gregorian Chant in a Novus Ordo Parish without being annoying?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: How do you suggest a layman approach the question of getting more Latin used in a NO mass (or even of suggesting a traditional mass) without coming off as though I am telling the priest how … Read More

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Diei duri nox…

This is fun. Your timeline needed to have "A hard day's night" sung in Latin. https://t.co/fMZ0OacrSy — Fr Timothy Finigan (@FatherTF) January 18, 2021

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Another sign of the times

Granted, this hasn’t happened yet, but it is a sign of the times. Think about the implications of even thinking about doing this? Hint: “cancel culture”. What at stake in the choice of a new Archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica? … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 4th Sunday of Advent “Rorate” – 2020

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday (obligation or none), either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to … Read More

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ASK FATHER: A priest asks, can we use the English translations in Weller’s 3 volumes to bless things, etc., in the Extraordinary Form? Here comes the BAD NEWS, Fathers.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: I don’t know what I was thinking.   I must have had a monsignor moment. There is now available the great Parish Ritual which conforms to what was in force in 1962!   I posted about it HERE (and there is … Read More

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GOOD NEWS: “Key” available for Scanlon’s “Latin Grammar: Grammar Vocabularies, and Exercises in Preparation for the Reading of the Missal and Breviary”

There is some GOOD NEWS. It’s down below.  Meantime… I’ve been ranting for years about the need for clerics to know the language of their Latin Church, Roman Rite. In most cases that means that priests and seminarians have to … Read More

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St. Robert Bellarmine on priests (Jesuits) who don’t learn to celebrate Mass and don’t follow the rubrics

From  a reader comes this apposite passage. Long-time reader here. Your recent posts (“rants”) about priests learning Latin and their Rite recalled to mind a passage I believe you will heartily enjoy from an excellent older biography of St. Robert … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Marriage rite in the traditional form but Novus Ordo Nuptial Mass? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a  reader… QUAERITUR: I have a friend who is seeking to get married. Due to various factors, the priest doing the marriage doesn’t know enough Latin to do the EF Mass, but could do the EF marriage rite. That … Read More

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