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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: Latin
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 will be for Wednesday in Holy Week. I know it … Read More
From my voicemail… this is fun. This fellow on 30 March was able to follow my live-streamed Mass. HERE He sent me a message in Latin! Gratias libenter propter verba sententiasque persolvo! How to reach my voicemail. Nota bene: I … Read More
1 April – Holy Mass (TLM) Wednesday in Passion Week – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – And a cute kid…
NB: Today’s Mass will be celebrated for the intention of benefactors, who have sent individual donations or who have subscribed (HERE) and who have sent items from my wishlist. I am again going to LIVE stream Holy Mass at NOON … Read More
Today I am again going to attempt to LIVE stream Mass at NOON (Central Daylight Time = GMT/UTC -5). Holy Mass (TLM) Saturday 4th Week of Lent with a commemoration of St. John of Capistrano. HERE I have permission from … Read More
In this PODCAzT I read for you the Latin version of the extract from the traditional Rituale Romanum of A Prayer In Times of Epidemics (RR Tit. IX. Ch. X). It really should be done in Latin. These devotions and … Read More
Ed Pentin, still the best, working English Vaticanista hands down, posted at the NCReg an interview with Robert Card. Sarah. The Cardinal talks about the book, to be released in English in March. I’ve read it already (advance English copy … Read More
In the Bolletino yesterday, we read that Francis has made 10 December in the Novus Ordo an Optional Memorial (Memoria ad libitum) for Our Lady of Loreto. The decree from the Congregation for Divine Worship is in the above-linked Bolletino … Read More
We’ll explore this time the Latin of the Last Rites in the Traditional form. There is enough evidence that Latin is more effective in our Rite than the vernacular, that the use of Latin, often, is warranted. It would be … Read More
In this PODCAzT, which also serves as a PRAYERCAzT (my somewhat languishing project to provide Latin language help for men learning the TLM) we will hear the minimum amount of Latin required in the rite of Baptism of One Child … Read More
What a great title! The nice folks at Angelico Press sent a copy of In Praise of the Tridentine Mass and of Latin, Language of the Church by Fr. Roberto Spataro, Secretary of the Pontifical Academy for Latin. US HERE … Read More