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“Until the Lord be pleased to settle, through the instrumentality of the princes of the Church and the lawful ministers of His justice, the trouble aroused by the pride of a few and the ignorance of some others, let us with the help of God endeavor with calm and humble patience to render love for hatred, to avoid disputes with the silly, to keep to the truth and not fight with the weapons of falsehood, and to beg of God at all times that in all our thoughts and desires, in all our words and actions, He may hold the first place who calls Himself the origin of all things.”
- Prosper of Aquitaine (+c.455), De gratia Dei et libero arbitrio contra Collatorem 22.61
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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: St. John Cantius
Except to point out some great organ playing, I think this will speak for itself.
Our friends at St. John Cantius in Chicago had a wonderful opening to their observances of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. Among the other festivities, they had a procession. Here are a couple of … Read More
My friends at St. John Cantius sent this: This Saturday, May 13th, in the streets of Chicago, thousands will peacefully walk one mile praying for an end to violence—following Mary’s request to pray for peace, forgiveness, and conversion. Beginning at … Read More
I had an interesting email today. I got an e-mail today from Fr. Joshua, at St. John Cantius Church, who was good enough to share a group photo of several priests at their TLM workshop. Facebook tells me that this is embedded … Read More
Firstly, did you know that the man who made the magnificent Garand rifle – which helped to win freedom for millions – was named John Cantius Garand? Speaking of John Cantius, I received a note from St. John Cantius in … Read More
I just received something interesting from a reader in Chicago, for your Brick By Brick file. Perhaps you have at some time driven down the Kennedy Expressway. Suddenly the Interstate bends sharply around, and very close to, the rectory of … 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
As you know, the body of St. Mary Goretti is on “pilgrimage” around these USA. More HERE She arrived in Chicago at St. John Cantius. She will be coming to Madison, WI. Here is the arrival of St. Mary in … Read More
It is that time of year again. Advent is just around the corner. That means that we have to get our new ORDO for 2015. Every Latin Church sacristy should have an Ordo for both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary … Read More
Some years ago I posted photos of the Roman firefighters on top of the Pantheon (I shot them from my apartment’s window) as they prepared to drop rose petals through the oculus on Pentecost. HERE It’s a great custom. I … Read More
This is pretty spiffy, from St. John Cantius in Chicago! 39 views as I post this.
I had a great offer from the Canons at St. John Cantius which they want to extend to you, through my blog. BIRETTA BOOKS – SPECIAL OFFER FOR LENT Biretta Books has a special Lenten offer for Fr. Z’s Blog readers. … Read More
I’m on a road trip. Hmmmm… usually these vans are following me. Right now I am in Chicago, at St. John Cantius. Yesterday and today I gave some conferences on sacred liturgy. We have had two, count ’em two, Solemn Masses … Read More
Time and again, priests tell me that when they learn the traditional form of Holy Mass and begin saying it, it changes them profoundly. Today I received this note from a priest (slightly edited): I finished the [Saint John Cantius … Read More
Looking for a gift for a traditionally-minded priest? Looking for a gift for a soon-to-be-ordained seminarian? Looking for materials for your budding Extraordinary Form Mass group in your parish? Looking for the right stuff for your own home’s private chapel … Read More
I want about 15 minutes of your time. If you are a bishop or a priest or a seminarian, please give your special attention. Below is an excerpt from a documentary to be shown soon on EWTN (30 April 6:30 … Read More
UPDATE 1858 CST: I received a note from St. John Cantius in Chicago about Fr. Phillips: With the help of God’s grace and many prayers, Fr. Phillips has had a tremendous improvement today. He is continuing his recovery under the … Read More
I received this note from the well-known Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui: Dear Father Zuhlsdorf: Could you do me the favor of letting your readers know about a special Christmas auction of one of my original drawings that is being done … Read More
I have been reading another dystopian novels by James Wesley Rawles, Founders. (The first in the series is Patriots, the next is Survivors.) I was pretty surprised to read this paragraph, about a couple who wind up being part of … Read More
I recently received a couple instructional DVDs produced by the canons at St. John Cantius in Chicago and I have had a chance to look at “Sacred Rites and Ceremonies of the Roman Rite, featuring the use of the 1962 … Read More