Tag Archives: Latin

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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New title for your LATIN studies coming from Fr. Reginald Foster

I am sure that many of you have heard about the famous American Carmelite Latinist Fr. Reginald Foster. Some time ago a massive project was undertaken to publish books encompassing his method of instruction and his approach to Latin.   The … Read More

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“The Lost Tools Of Learning” and Defunding Public Schools

The chaos and violence in our summer streets this year are the vile fruits of an increasingly leftist, ideological, politicized public education system.  The idiots in the streets, embracing fantasies about Marxism imbibed in school room, are doing precisely what … Read More

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REVIEW: Ancient Roman version of Amazon’s “Alexa”

In Classics I worked on reconstructed Classical pronunciation of Latin. In my English minor I did the same for Early Modern English (e.g., Shakespeare). That’s probably why today I received this. It seems to be a kind review of the … Read More

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A cause of today’s ecclesial schizophrenia: priests don’t know Latin

This is for priests and bishops in the Latin Church who don’t know Latin. Fathers, most of you who are not quite senior now did not get Latin in your education years. You were cheated. If you entered formation after the … Read More

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GREAT BOOK: With Latin in the Service of the Popes: The Memoirs of Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1885?1971)

I am reading a charming little book, which is also helpful for explaining the ongoing importance of Latin for the Church. With Latin in the Service of the Popes: The Memoirs of Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1885-1971) translated by Anthony Lo … Read More

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Of a Latin poem and the curse of mice

A friend recently guided me to a volume of a series which I haven’t looked at for many a year, Will Durant’s The Story of Civilization.   Perhaps the timing was providential, since we are seeing many of the foundations of civilization … Read More

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17 April – Holy Mass (TLM) Easter Friday – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With a fervorino (aka homily)

Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass formulary: Friday in the Octave of Easter.  (You can eat meat … Read More

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16 April – Holy Mass (TLM) Easter Thursday – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With a fervorino (aka homily) – Pope Benedict XVI’s Birthday

Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass formulary: Thursday in the Octave of Easter.  It is Pope Benedict … Read More

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15 April – Holy Mass (TLM) Easter Wednesday – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With a fervorino (aka homily)

Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass formulary: Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. I’ll say a Low … Read More

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