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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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- The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clerics who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds.
St. John Eudes
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“He [Satan] will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.”
“Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops.”
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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
- Concerning the Traditional Latin Mass in Washington D.C.
- Daily Rome (not) Shot – 500
- Daily Rome (not) Shot – 499
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 4th Sunday after Easter (5th Sunday of, N.O.)
- Fr Dana Christensen: R.I.P.
- WDTPRS – 4th Sunday after Easter (1962MR): The smoke of Satan in the Temple of God
- Daily Rome (not) Shot 498, etc.
- Daily Rome (not) Shot 497, etc.
- Hero priest Joseph Card. Zen, 90, has been arrested in Hong Kong
- Daily Rome (not) Shot 496, etc.
- My View For Awhile: Strangers and Italian Sojourners
- 9 May: St. Isaiah, Old Testament Prophet, with other, martyrs
- Daily Rome Shot 495, etc.
- ACTION ITEM! Prayers for Fr. John Hunwicke, scriptor admirabilis
- Daily Rome Shot 494, etc.
- Mobile phones in church to record illegal disturbances of Sunday Masses by invading pro-abortion terrorists?
- WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday after Easter (Vetus Ordo): Every Catholic is called to evangelize
- Daily Rome Shot 493, etc.
- @fatherz on Twitter
- Daily Rome Shot 492, etc.
- YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
- FLORIDA OPPORTUNITY ALERT: Treasures of the Church
- Daily Rome Shot 491, etc.
- POSSIBLE: Pro-abortion/Biden supporters reported to be organizing invasion and disturbance of Sunday Masses, ironically on Mother’s Day
- 5 May: “O God, who deigned to choose blessed Pius to be Pontifex Maximus in order to smash the enemies of Thy Church to tiny bits” – UPDATED
- St. Monica, her incipient alcoholism, the intervention that saved her, some Latin
- 4 May – St. Monica: Intercessor for children who who have fallen away from the Faith
- Daily Rome Shot 490, etc.
- SCOTUS Draft Opinion overturns Roe v Wade. In the Church there is something that must be overturned.
- Daily Rome Shot 489, etc.
Let us pray…
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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#ASonnetADay – 123. “No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change…” pic.twitter.com/bJMPrBlGGD — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 20, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 119. “What potions have I drunk of Siren tears…” pic.twitter.com/OYFNt8dHEe — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 16, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 117. “Accuse me thus, that I have scanted all…” pic.twitter.com/jzSeJiqxfE — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 13, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 114. “Or whether doth my mind, being crown’d with you…” pic.twitter.com/nB0fnZQyg3 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 10, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 113. “Since I left you mine eye is in my mind…” pic.twitter.com/seClV4bGEY — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 10, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 112. “Your love and pity doth the impression fill…” pic.twitter.com/tyj5AX7vxm — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 9, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 111. “O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide…” pic.twitter.com/8OQkffLGPY — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 8, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 108. “What’s in the brain, that ink may character…” pic.twitter.com/RA4ZcCEtFp — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 5, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 107. “Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul…” pic.twitter.com/GPyCp4pksX — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 4, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 106. “When in the chronicle of wasted time…” pic.twitter.com/ZkPzTLtfWa — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 2, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 103. “Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forth…” pic.twitter.com/xt69t3Rnf6 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) November 30, 2020
S#ASonnetADay – 89. “Say that thou didst forsake me for some fault…” pic.twitter.com/WFEnGJVI94 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) November 14, 2020
#ASonnetADay – GUEST SONNET by Gerard Manley Hopkins – The Soldier pic.twitter.com/ug2Rr0T4TL — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) November 11, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 86. “Was it the proud full sail of his great verse…” Last of the “Rival Poet” set. pic.twitter.com/TcBwQxfpPf — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) November 9, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 26. “Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage…” pic.twitter.com/NPgIiszS3r — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) September 3, 2020
ASonnetADay – 23. “As an unperfect actor on the stage…” With lightning. pic.twitter.com/eRMW5lV3uq — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 30, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 22. “My glass shall not persuade me I am old…” With heavenly bodies! pic.twitter.com/FwYx3evFNZ — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 29, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 21. “So is it not with me as with that Muse…” (A little late today, sorry!) pic.twitter.com/5s0Gv3YmbA — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 28, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 20. “A woman’s face with Nature’s own hand painted…” A lot of ink has been spent on this poem. pic.twitter.com/TKA5hgu4ws — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 27, 2020
#ASonnetADay – 19. pic.twitter.com/BmZJlVn6bD — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 26, 2020 I had a deuce of a time getting this one to upload to Twitter. I had eventually to pay for a file conversion service. This should cut down … Read More