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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: olympics
I continue to follow Volley Ball and Handball, Table Tennis and a bit of Badminton. There were some great shooting competitions yesterday. This is .22 cal at 50m and the target is only about 6 inches in diameter. They have to … Read More
Last night, having avoided all Olympic news during the day, I summoned from the genie cave of my DVR the videos of the events. I watched, of course, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky win gold medals. He was pretty … Read More
I have my DVR recording multiple channels so that I can pick and choose which things to watch without commercials and skipping the sports that don’t interest me. The DVR/TV system is so maxed out that I can’t change channels! … Read More
So, the 2016 Summer Olympics are upon us. The opening ceremony is tonight. There are various controversies going on. Controversies aside, are you going to watch any of the events? For my part, I’ll use my DVR to record swathes … Read More
I was at the University of Minnesota when the US Hockey Team beat the Soviet Union at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. I was particularly tuned in, because quite a few Minnesota players were on the team. From History: U.S. … Read More
The International Olympic Committee seems to be adopting the Vatican’s time-honored policy “Yesterday’s technology tomorrow!” From FNC: No Tweets, Instagrams, iPhones at the Olympics, authorities declare The 2014 Olympics might feel more like 1914. Journalists attending the 2014 Sochi Winter … Read More
From CNA London, England, Aug 10, 2012 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Ethiopian athlete Meseret Defar provided one of the most emotional moments of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games when she crossed the finish line in the 5000 meter … Read More
You have, no doubt, been waiting for an exciting update on Olympic Team Handball. But first, remember this? [wp_youtube]THUKgZX9pw8[/wp_youtube] And now the standings: THE MEN: THE WOMEN:
I am settling in to review email, start an article for the paper, and, of course, probably just as you are, watch Team Handball (M – GER v IND, Match 33 in Pool B). I know you want your update. … Read More
You are probably about to clamor for updates in TEAM HANDBALL. Actually, it’s FIELD HOCKEY today. But first, remember this? I do! [wp_youtube]CVFWEhqUAPw[/wp_youtube] Remember what happened next? I do. The Men: The Women:
I can hardly wait until the comments that will be added to photos of Pres. Obama receiving Olympic medalists at the White House. Until then: Nooooo… somebody else won that for them. Seriously, …. WDTPRS kudos to the WINNERS. They … Read More
I know you are all dying for an update on Olympic Team Handball, but before that, let’s return to the past. Last night I saw a little bit of the Women’s (Girls?) Team Gymnastics competition. I couldn’t help but remember … Read More
… don’t have to be played by the physically uncommon person. Ahhhh, the Olympics. I enjoy watching the sports which we hardly ever get to see on the telly, specially those which you don’t have to be 7′ tall to … Read More
I loathe TV commercials. But last night, during the short amount of my life which I will never have back, I thought the commercials were better than the Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremony. I tuned in the first time while they … Read More
Did you see this? The new mascots for the London Olympics. Wenlock, left, the London 2012 Olympic mascot, and Mandeville, the Paraolympic mascot.
It’s hockey …day… in Canada! GO USA! UPDATE!! 24 SECONDS LEFT! 3rd PERIOD!! EMPTY NET!!! SHUCKS. But!… WHAT.A.GAME!