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- ADVENTCAzT 2020 02: “The wonders of creation are a mystical ladder that leads us to God.”
- #ASonnetADay – 103. “Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forth…”
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- LIVE VIDEO – 29 Nov – 1200h CST – Traditional Latin Mass – 1st Sunday of Advent (Exorcism re: election/vote results)
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- ADVENTCAzT 2020 01: “Jesus thirsts for us to thirst for Him”
- #ASonnetADay – 101. “O truant Muse, what shall be thy amends…” & 102. “My love is strengthen’d, though more weak in seeming…”
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- LIVE VIDEO – 28 Nov – 1200h CST – Traditional Latin Mass – B.V. Mary on Saturday (Exorcism re: election/vote results)
- Is it time to exorcize the Democrat Party?
- Liturgical tweaking: rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic
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- #ASonnetADay – 100. “Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget’st so long…” Thanks, @sirpatstew …
- VIDEO for Thanksgiving: Archbp. Carroll’s Prayer For Government & Exorcism Against Satan and Fallen Angels for the sake of Election Integrity
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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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Today is the Easter Octave Sunday, or Dominica in albis, for the white baptismal garments of those who were recently baptized. It is sometimes called “Thomas Sunday” because of the Gospel reading about the “doubting” Apostle. It is also famously called … Continue reading
Today is Easter Saturday! The Roman Station is St. John Lateran. We were here one week ago for the Vigil of Easter. I rant a little and then share something related to my rant from Fr. Troadec’s books. Subscribe on … Continue reading
Today is Easter Friday! The Roman Station is Santa Maria ad martyres, once the ancient temple to all the pagan gods, the Pantheon. I rant a little, and do not exclude my observations about Pachamama on the altar of St. … Continue reading
Today is Easter Thursday! The Roman Station is Santi Dodici Apostoli, the Twelve Holy Apostles. The relics of the Apostles James the Lesser and Philip are here. Also, find the tomb of Pope Clement XIV, who suppressed the Jesuits. Card. … Continue reading
Today is Easter Wednesday! The Roman Station is St. Lawrence outside the walls. I talk about what it is like to be a convert. Also, we hear about the 7 Pilgrimage Churches in Rome. Fulton Sheen gives us a look … Continue reading
Today is Easter Tuesday! The Roman Station is St. Paul’s outside the walls. A few years ago, the tomb of the Apostle was rediscovered. I am happy again to read today from the new English translation of Fr. Patrick Troadec’s … Continue reading
Today is Easter Monday! The Roman Station is St. Peter’s Basilica. I am happy to read again today from the new English translation of Fr. Patrick Troadec’s work Toward Easter. I don’t have to translate from the French original now. US HERE … Continue reading
Today is Easter Sunday! The Roman Station tonight for the Mass of the Day on Easter Sunday is St. Mary Major. Card. Bacci speaks of the personal impact of “resurrection”. Fulton Sheen about what is really important. One of the … Continue reading
Today is Holy Saturday in the Triduum. The Roman Station tonight for the Vigil Mass is St. John Lateran. Card. Bacci gives us a note about what we ought to live for. Fulton Sheen about Mary… simply wonderful. The wonderful … Continue reading
Today is Good Friday in the Triduum. The Roman Station is Santa Croce in Gerusaleme. We were here on the 4th Sunday of Lent. This is where St Helena placed the relics of the Passion which she had brought back … Continue reading
Today is Holy Thursday in the Triduum. The Roman Station is St. John Lateran. Today we hear a reflection on priesthood by Pope Benedict XVI in his sermon for the 2006 Chrism Mass. Subscribe on SOUNDCLOUD. I provide these podcasts … Continue reading
Today is Spy Wednesday of Holy Week. It’s the last full day of Lent. The Roman Station is Santa Maria Maggiore. We were here five weeks ago. Ven. Fulton J. Sheen talks about how Christ borrowed things from time to … Continue reading
Today is Tuesday in Holy Week. Closer day by day. The Roman Station is Santa Prisca. We aren’t sure who she was, but there is a really cool tradition about her. Fr. Troadec reflects on the Passion according to Mark, … Continue reading
Today is Monday in Holy Week. Closer day by day. The Roman Station is Santa Prassede all’Esquilino, one of the original parish churches of Rome. Here is kept part of the pillar at which Christ was scourged, brought back to … Continue reading
Today is Palm Sunday. Holy Week begins. The Roman Station is San Giovanni in Laterano, the Cathedral of Rome. We are today one week from Easter. Almost there. Today I rant a little with practical tips about how you might … Continue reading
Today is Saturday in the 5th Week of Lent – Passiontide. It’s the last day before Holy Week. The Roman Station is San Giovanni a Porta Latina, where the pagans tried to murder St. John the Apostle and Evangelist. We … Continue reading
Today is Friday in the 5th Week of Lent – Passiontide. The Roman Station is Santo Stefano Rotondo in Monte Celio, the round basilica. We are today one week from Good Friday. As such it is the feast of our … Continue reading
Today is Thursday in the 5th Week of Lent – Passiontide. The Roman Station is Sant’Apollinare alle Terme Neroniane-Alessandrine near the Piazza Navona. I am happy to read again today from the new English translation of Fr. Patrick Troadec’s work … Continue reading
Today is Wednesday in the 5th Week of Lent – Passiontide. The Roman Station is Santa Marcello, where the miraculous Crucifix is found. It was carried through the districts of Rome during the Plague of 1522. Today St. Bernard of … Continue reading
Today is Tuesday in the 5th Week of Lent – Passiontide. The Roman Station is Santa Maria in Via Lata. I am excited to read today from the new English translation of Fr. Patrick Troadec, SSPX, work Toward Easter. I … Continue reading