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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
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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: March for Life
LifeSite posted this fascinating, predictable, video. But an image is worth a thousand words. Listening to the view of the other side in this video is like witnessing the autopsy of long dead cadaver in really bad shape. You can … Read More
A contact Trump 2020 campaign says that the Park Service estimated 450000 – 500000 people participated in the March For Life yesterday. I supposed that number does not the unborn. It was huge, as large a crowd as I have … Read More
UPDATE: Since I am behind in mail, I want to thank those of you who sent donations to help pay for my trip to DC for the March. Thanks a million. As always, I consider it an honor and duty … Read More
Pres. Trump declared that 22 January is National Sanctity of Human Life Day. CNA HERE Of course today is the anniversary of the 1973 SCOTUS decision Roe V Wade. I am on my way to Washington DC today, so I … Read More
UPDATE: TLM’s in the area for the March For Life – at St Mary Mother of God in DC (Old St. Mary): Thursday January 23: Mass 5pm – Msgr. Smith, Archd. Washington Adoration and Prayer Vigil – 6pm – Legionaries … Read More
Breitbart has a piece which shows the fruits of decades of slack theological training and compromised religious formation. An LBGT promoting Franciscan, who teaches heaven knows what in the theological Babylon called Chicago Theological Union, has called the March For … Read More
Since I have been in Tokyo, I haven’t been tracking the US news very much. I’ve only slightly followed the disgusting Covington Matter. This morning I caught up. I learned that Bp. Foys addressed the school, but parents weren’t allowed … Read More
LifeSite has posted the text of Pres. Trump’s address to the March for Life. Highlights… […] The March for Life is a movement born out of love: you love your families; you love your neighbors; you love our nation; and … Read More
Today before the rally on the mall we grabbed some sandwiches at a nearby cafe and headed out. Perfect weather. We parked ourselves near the speakers stand, but also near to a flag from my native place. It was great … Read More
It is a whirlwind jump to DC, but one of my main reasons for coming this year was also to see the exhibition of Vermeer and other Dutch genre painters at the National Gallery. It did not disappoint. His … Read More
I’m off to the nation’s capital, where at least one good thing will be accomplished on Friday: the 2018 March For Life. Among other events, I will probably attend the TLM at St. Mary’s and the customary meet up afterward … Read More
If you are going to be in the Washington DC area at the time of the March for Life, remember that there is an annual TLM at Old St. Mary’s. Saint Mary Mother of God Catholic Church Washington, DC Friday … Read More
CNA reports that those who participate in the March For Life in Washington DC can gain a plenary indulgence. Participating in the March for Life? There’s an indulgence for that. Washington D.C., Jan 7, 2018 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- … Read More
By now we have all heard about the March For Life pilgrims in the snow, the buses in the snow, the Masses in the snow, etc. Here is an interesting article at Catholic Pop: Stranded Pro-Life Group Holds Sung Ad Orientem … Read More
I received an amusing note (and various SMS) from a friend in KC whose daughter is stuck on a bus in the snow after the March for Life. A priest on the bus said Mass. Here is a photo… grainy … Read More
It was a beautiful day in the nations capital. It couldn’t have been better for the March. After the March today we had a wonderful Pontifical Mass at the faldstool with Bp. Paprocki. I don’t have photos yet, but I … Read More
I know, I know. If it weren’t for the fact that the great people at Paulus institute organized the Pontifical Mass tomorrow (I’m on the crew), and if it weren’t such a good cause, I’d be back at the Steam … Read More
From Fr. George Rutler’s “pastor’s page” for 11 January. There was a theologian who, when discouraged, would keep repeating to himself, “I have been baptized.” Since the Prince of Lies has discouragement as his chief strategy and purpose, the Rite … Read More
On Thursday, 22 January in Washington DC, at 4:00 PM, after the March For Life, there will be a Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois. Mass is … Read More