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WDTPRS – 11th Sunday after Pentecost: we need a healthy “pessimism”

With a minor variation this week’s Collect was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary.  It survived the cut to live on in the Novus Ordo Missale Romanum as the Collect on the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui … Read More

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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany (TLM) & WDTPRS – 2nd Ordinary (NO): God knows our needs better than we do

COVID-1984 (aka the cursed Wuhan Devil) Inauguration Civil strife Suppression of freedoms Cancel culture in the Church I can’t think of a time when it was more important to beg God for mercy and aid, with bent knees, face to … Read More

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What kind of priest thought it was good to whitewash, trash statues, tear out altars?

It was a good day for The Catholic Thing today.  Anthony Esolen again knocked one out of the park in an piece in which he talks about reverence. Esolen starts from an interesting jumping off point: Odysseus slaying the suitors, but sparing the … Read More

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